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Rock Valley College

3301 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL

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Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois, opened its doors in 1965 with the goal of providing local students an education to rival the university experience. With over 100 degree and certification programs, a Rock Valley education will set you on the path toward future success in the work force or your pursuit of even higher education! An innovator among community colleges, Rock Valley offers students 21st-century options to expedite learning. The Afternoon College is an accelerated eight-week program of study.  RVC students can log on to iTunes University and access professors’ lectures. The school simply understands that our rapidly-changing society demands innovative educational strategies, and Rock Valley is keeping up with the times.

In an effort to encourage development of well-rounded students, Rock Valley College offers extracurricular activities in the arts, academics, health and fitness, and much more.

Students interested in attending RVC should contact the Rock Valley admissions office. Tuition is affordable and financial aid is available to help eligible students in certain programs defray educational costs. Rock Valley is a solid choice for students who are looking for a progressive education in an environment that understands the demands of 21st-century life.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,200. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $2,700-$3,300
    • Out-of-State: $15,000-$18,070
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $91-$110 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $500-$600 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid53%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships44%$4,701
Receiving Student Loans10%$2,949
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Rock Valley College may provide services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in Illinois, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 Rock Valley CollegeWinnebago CountyIllinois
Graduation Rate22.1%-23.9%
Transfer-out Rate21.0%-26.6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Hygienist Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2000)
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Rock Valley College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Precision Production

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

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Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

School Reviews

Overall Rating: 3 / 5 Stars

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
53%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
17:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$4,433