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.
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.
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?
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.
RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, and men's and women's tennis. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won seven national championships and we have had more than 100 All-Americans.
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!
Ekx marks her spot
After a sparkling freshman season for Rock Valley College, Judson University has seen enough of Kara Ekx. Ekx will forgo her sophomore season at RVC and has committed to Judson University to finish her college career and education.
As a freshman, Ekx led NJCAA Division III in home runs (12) and ranked second in RBIs (75) while posting a .516 average with 13 doubles and 55 runs scored. The RVC third baseman from McHenry High School was also an NJCAA All-American, a first team all-conference (N4C) selection, and an all-region (NJCAA Region IV) selection. She was also twice named NJCAA Division III Player of the Week this season.
Two Golden Eagles Commit to Four-year Schools
RVC softball players MJ Patten and Laura Van Wy have committed to continue their education and athletic pursuits at four-year schools.
Patten, a sophomore outfielder from Christian Life High School, will attend the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She led the Golden Eagles in batting average (.565), hits (70), and stolen bases (16) this past season, and was named first team all-conference for the N4C (North Central Community College Conference) and all-region for NJCAA Region IV.
Van Wy, a sophomore outfielder from Boylan High School, will be heading to Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was named second team all-conference after batting .308 on the season.
MJ Patten Laura Van Wy
Thurow signs with Judson
Taylor Neuschwander-Thurow has signed a letter of intent to play softball and continue her education at Judson University. Thurow (Harlem High School) is batting .410 through 27 games this spring with three home runs, 29 runs driven in, and 28 runs scored as the Golden Eagles' sophomore short stop. RVC is currently ranked in the top 10 for NJCAA Division III.