RVC Description

Numerous learning options and programs leading to highly marketable careers are two exciting features of a Rock Valley College education.

A full-fledged community college located in Rockford, Illinois, Rock Valley offers over 100 degree and certificate programs leading to such careers as dental hygienist, nurse, surgical technologist, firefighter, human services professional and computer specialist.

Rock Valley also awards associate’s degrees in the liberal arts and sciences to prepare one for transfer to a four-year school.

Making the pathway to academic and career success as easy as possible, Rock Valley offers such alternative programs as the Afternoon College. This consists of accelerated eight-week classes held in the afternoon hours.

Some of Rock Valley’s other innovative learning methods include the “Eagle” distance education option and even an “iTunes University” which allows students to access lectures through podcasts.

Rock Valley’s extracurricular activities also serve as sources for learning as well as personal development. In addition to two student publications, Rock Valley has over 30 student organizations including a Japanese multimedia club, a music educators club, and a dental hygienists club.

Career and academic counseling and services as well as financial aid for eligible students are all available at Rock Valley.

Quick Facts about Rock Valley College

Region

Midwest

Setting

Mid-size City Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)

On-Campus Housing Available

No

Parking Permit Required

No

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$8,234

Out-of-State Tuition

$14,994

Retention Rate

66%

Enrollment

8,072

Year Established

1964

RVC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

5 star
  2 reviews
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50% of students gave Rock Valley College 5 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

Overall, I think this school is the way to go. Start here and get your Gen. Eds out of the way, and then transfer to a larger university. It saves a lot of money for the same education! Get involved in clubs!! I am president of the Multicultural Club and we offer FREE food!! Not just any food, food from around the world. Student jobs are available on campus and the employers are super flexible with your schedule. I've found that my greatest experience comes from getting involved and investing time into what is happening on campus, aside from just the classes. The events help to break up the long days of studying and end up making it more enjoyable.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

I recently started at Rock Valley. So far, I love it. I'm doing online courses for now, and it's very different than what I'm used to, but my professors make it totally worth it. Not ALL credits are transferable; you just have to look into it. Their website helps make financial aid super easy to get through.

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RVC Students

Total Students
8,072

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
44%
Part-Time
56%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
13%
African American
12%
Caucasian
67%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
3%
Unknown and Other
3%

International Students

International
0%
Domestic
100%

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