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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing educational excellence and leadership development to approximately 6,000 students — both nationally and internationally — at our campus Fayette, Iowa; through our various online degree programs; at our U.S. centers; via independent study; and at our international centers in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in the delivery of accredited, quality education and is proud of its diverse range of student populations and progressive, flexible options for students of all ages.
In Rockford, Upper Iowa University offers bachelor degree programs in an accelerated 8-week format. Classes meet once a week at the Rockford Center, which is located at 1161 Tebala Blvd, Rockford, IL.
Several other majors may be completed by taking some online courses in addition to courses offered at the Rockford Center of Upper Iowa University.
For more information about UIU programs please visit www.uiu.edu or call us at 815-332-1414.
Upper Iowa University-Rockford offers bachelor degrees from our facility, located at 1161 Tebala Blvd., in Rockford. UIU is a non-profit, private university, with a residential campus in Fayette, Iowa. UIU-Rockford programs are designed for the adult learner. Classes are held during evening and weekend hours. Six eight-week terms are offered year-round, with each class meeting once a week. In addition to classes offered at our state-of-the-art facility in Rockford, students can also take courses through our nationally recognized Online Program and complete many courses through Independent Study.
Students who complete an Associate program at Rock Valley and wish to then earn a 4-year degree at Upper Iowa University can transfer up to 78 credits towards the lower-division requirements of any UIU baccalaureate degree. The standard application fee is waived for RVC transfer students.
For more information call UIU-Rockford at 815-332-1414 or visit us online at www.uiu.edu/rockford.