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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.