Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

Student Right to Know Information

Federally Required Consumer Information

Student Right to Know refers to federally-mandated public disclosure of specified consumer statistics of institutional effectiveness.  The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act (P.L. 101-542) requires higher education institutions receiving federal financial assistance to provide prospective and current students with the following information to help them make informed decisions about the educational benefits available. 

Graduation, Transfer and Retention Rates

In compliance with the reporting requirements, groups of students or cohorts that are used to inform these rates include first-time, full-time degree- or certificate-seeking undergraduate students. 

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Graduation Rates

Graduation rates reflect a percentage of a cohort of students during the specified year who have completed their degree or certificate requirements within 150% of the normal time to completion (i.e., 3 years). The graduation rate does not include students who have left RVC for any reason, including transferring prior to degree or certificate completion.  More detailed data on RVC Graduation Rates can be found in the Graduation Rate KPI Summary Report

Transfer Rates

In compliance with reporting requirements, transfer rates reflect a percentage of a cohort of students during the specified year who have transferred to a degree- or certificate-program at another institution of higher education. More detailed data on the RVC Transfer Rates can be found in the Transfer Rate KPI Summary Report.   

Retention Rates

In compliance with reporting requirements, retention rates reflect a percentage of a cohort of students during the specified year who have returned to RVC to continue their studies the following fall.  More detailed data on RVC Retention Rates can be found in the Persistence and Retention Rate KPI Summary Report

 

Campus Security

In compliance with federal regulation and in response to the College's commitment to safety and security on campus, the RVC Police Department develops an annual security report. This report provides crime statistics, as well as campus information on reporting criminal activity and emergencies; investigation and crime prevention programs; drug and alcohol policies; sexual assault program; emergency procedures testing; and access, maintenance, and security of facilities.

Annual Security Report

 

Other Consumer Information

The Net Price Calculator allows prospective students to calculate an estimated net price at an institution, defined as cost (price) of attendance minus grant and scholarship aid.  The Net Price Calculator uses RVC data from the previous year to estimate net price information to current and prospective students and their families given their individual circumstances.