Whether your plan is to take classes and transfer to a four-year university or enter one of our career programs designed to get you into the workforce right away, Rock Valley College has what you are looking for. Select from one of our more than 60 transfer areas or more than 30 career programs.
Whether you are new to the college or know your way around, we have a variety of services designed to help you succeed. We're here for you every step of the way.
Have fun. Try stuff. RVC gives you opportunities to get involved. There are lots of student activities to choose from. We offer more than 20 clubs and organizations. Try your hands at student government. Join the staff of our campus newspaper. What's it going to be?
At Rock Valley College, you're not just a number. Our highly respected faculty have master's degrees, doctorates and real-world experience. You won't be competing for attention in a huge lecture hall. Our average class size is 21, so you'll get a chance to interact, challenge and be challenged by your instructors.
The Estelle M. Black Library at Rock Valley College features nearly 75,000 volumes and more than 650 periodicals, and access to the interlibrary loan system. It also features spaces for individual and group study, and if you get thirsty, there's a coffee shop in the lobby!
RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's soccer. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won 11 national championships and we have had more than 130 All-Americans.
As our community’s college, we make a difference through teaching, learning and leading.
Rock Valley College is an educational leader in providing quality, accessible, lifelong learning opportunities, cultural enrichment, and support for economic and technological development.
We accomplish our mission by providing the highest quality programs and services to:
• Prepare our students for successful transfer, competitive employment, professional and personal growth
• Foster innovative, collaborative relationships to advance a seamless educational system, an appreciation of the arts economic, and technological development
• Provide leadership in developing a nurturing culture that values learning, honors and respects each individual, uses resources responsibly
We are dedicated to providing lifelong learning opportunities that foster student success.
At all times, we uphold the dignity of each individual by being ethical, respectful, fair, and courteous in our communication and actions.
By setting high expectations, we promote excellence in teaching and learning. We are service-centered and hold ourselves and each other accountable.
We promote, celebrate and accept diversity, including cultural and ethnic diversity, diversity of thought, and diverse views of others.
We value working together and with the community in innovative, enriching partnerships.
We anticipate change and explore creative approaches to address the future.
We honor the trust placed in us by the public and uphold it through quality of service, integrity of actions, and efficient use of resources.