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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
Institutional assessment depicts student learning and development across the college regardless of program/discipline of study. Assessment at this level includes, but is not limited to, measuring the institution's Student Learning Outcomes (SLO), a phrase used for institutional-level outcomes at RVC that are typically referred to as general education outcomes by other colleges.
SLO have been assessed using institutionally developed writing prompts in conjunction with various rubrics. Results of these assessment efforts can be found in Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reports on Assessment of Student Learning.
The six SLO are:
These SLO have been revised. The new version will be rolled out during summer and fall of 2014. Click here for a preview.
The College has adopted a two-year cycle for administering nationally standardized assessments to inform student learning.
KPI Summary Reports: Assessment of Student Learning - Institutional Level Assessment