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!
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The Rock Valley College women's basketball team has won the Region IV tournament for a third straight season after defeating Madison College this afternoon in the championship game at the College of DuPage, 90-71.
Golden Eagles Softball Team Ranked #4 in Pre-season Poll
February 26, 2014
RVC is predicted to finish first in Region IV and is ranked #4 in the pre-season NJCAA Division III poll.
Golden Eagles basketball teams earn #1 seeds for regional play
February 24, 2014
The Rock Valley College women's and men's basketball teams have each earned the top seed in their respective regional tournaments coming up later this week at College of DuPage.
Rock Valley College Men's Basketball ranked #3 in Nation
February 11, 2014
For the ninth consecutive week, Rock Valley College is ranked in the top 10 in the NJCAA Division III men's basketball poll.
RVC Softball Ranked #4 in 2014 NJCAA Division III Preseason Poll
January 30, 2014
One month before Rock Valley College opens up its 2014 campaign in Clermont, Florida, the NJCAA has the Golden Eagles ranked #4 in the 2014 NJCAA Division III Preseason Poll.
RVC Softball Inks 11 Recruits
January 23, 2014
The Rock Valley College softball team welcomed 11 high school seniors to its 2014 recruiting class during a special signing ceremony on Saturday, January 18.
Interested in playing men's tennis for RVC?
January 13, 2014
The RVC men's tennis team will host an informational meeting on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. in room 0108 (lower level) of the Physical Education Center (PEC).
Softball Pitching Clinic on 12/22 cancelled
December 20, 2013
The Softball Pitching Clinic scheduled for Sunday, December 22, in the Rock Valley College Physical Education Center (PEC) has been cancelled due to expected inclement weather.
Women's basketball game for 12/21 cancelled
December 20, 2013
The Rock Valley College women's basketball game scheduled for Saturday, December 21, at 2:00 p.m. at RVC versus Illinois Central has been cancelled due to expected inclement weather.
RVC men’s basketball earns national ranking after 9-1 start
December 6, 2013
The Rock Valley College men's basketball team is currently ranked #9 in the NJCAA Division III poll. After starting the season 9-1, the Golden Eagles are ranked nationally for the first time since the 2000-2001 season.
RVC Athletics Booster Club Establishing Coaches Hall of Fame
December 5, 2013
The Rock Valley College Athletics Booster Club is establishing a Coaches Hall of Fame for RVC coaches who have been retired from the College for at least three years.
Vivi Marquez signs with Grand View University
November 26, 2013
Rock Valley College softball player Vivi Marquez has signed a letter of intent to continue her athletic and academic college career at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa.
Golden Eagles Men's Basketball ranked #1 in region
November 21, 2013
The Rock Valley College Men's Basketball team is ranked #1 in the latest NJCAA Division III Region IV poll. This is the first time RVC has been the outright #1 ranked team in the region for over a decade.
Interested in playing men's soccer for RVC?
November 15, 2013
Any students interested in finding out more about the men's soccer team should consider attending an informational meeting on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Physical Education Center (PEC), room 0202 (lower level).
Carrie Barker named women’s soccer coach at RVC
November 7, 2013
RVC announced the hiring of Men's Soccer Head Coach Frank Horvat on October 24, and today has announced the hiring of Carrie Barker for the position of Women's Soccer Head Coach.
Interested in playing women's soccer for RVC?
November 5, 2013
Any students interested in finding out more about the women's soccer team should consider attending this informational meeting.
Golden Eagles #1 in preseason women's basketball poll
October 29, 2013
The preseason NJCAA Division III Women’s Basketball poll has posted and the two-time defending national champion Rock Valley College Golden Eagles are perched at the top spot.
RVC Softball hosting pitching clinics
October 18, 2013
The Rock Valley College softball program will host pitching clinics on Sunday, November 10 and Sunday, December 22, 2013. The clinics are just $50 for either date and will include a clinic T-shirt. All ages are welcome to participate.
RVC coaches to speak at RPS Basketball Coaching Clinic
October 17, 2013
Rock Valley College Basketball will be well represented at this year's Rockford Public Schools Annual Basketball Coaching Clinic, which will be held Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Auburn High School.
Several Rock Valley College student-athletes participated in an anti-bullying parade on October 15 at Windsor Elementary School in Loves Park. The parade was held to bring awareness to the issue of bullying.