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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||53%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||44%||$4,701|
|Receiving Student Loans||10%||$2,949|
Admissions, Academics, & 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 College||Winnebago County||Illinois|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2000)
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
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Rock Valley College.
- Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville, WI (20 miles away)
- Kishwaukee College in Malta, IL (26 miles away)
- McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL (34 miles away)
- Highland Community College - Freeport in Freeport, IL (34 miles away)
- Elgin Community College in Elgin, IL (40 miles away)