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 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 13 national championships and we have had more than 130 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!
Back-to-Back!After making history in 2012 with the women's first ever national championship for basketball, head coach Misty Opat and her Golden Eagles made history once more by winning a second straight championship.
The 2012-2013 regular season was more of the same for RVC as they rolled to a third straight conference championship with a perfect 13-0 record in the N4C, losing only two games all season before entering the Region IV tournament. Although they would receive a scare from College of DuPage in the Region IV championship game, the Golden Eagles found a way to prevail, 54-50, to advance to the NJCAA tournament for the third time overall and second year in a row.
In round one, #1 RVC dispatched of #8 Ocean County College (N.J.), 84-64, behind 18 points from freshman Shantiera Miller, and 14 points each from sophomores TaRicka Linzy and Revonnia Howard.
In the NJCAA semifinals, the Golden Eagles took down #5 Montgomery College (MD), 72-60, with Linzy leading the way once again with 23 points. Finally, in the NJCAA championship game on Saturday, March 16, 2013, Rock Valley College made it back-to-back national championships by taking down #2 Mohawk Valley CC (NY), in convincing fashion, 78-60. Howard led the way this time with a monster performance of 22 points and 21 rebounds. Linzy chipped in 15 more points in the title game and would walk away with tournament MVP honors.
The Golden Eagles finished the season with a sparkling 32-2 record and a second straight NJCAA national championship trophy.