Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

Adult Students

adult students in classroomCongratulations! If you’ve come this far that means you must be seriously considering going back to school to pursue your college degree. Or maybe you have your degree but are looking for a change of direction in your career. Whatever your reason, Rock Valley College is here to make the process as easy as possible for you.

Did you know?
  • Over 2,654 students 25 or older enroll at Rock Valley College each fall. In fact, the average age of RVC students is 25.8 years old.
  • In the fall of 2007, more than 1,492 RVC students began college studies for the very first time. Many of those students are older than 25.
  • About half of RVC students enroll as part-time students.

Why RVC?


Affordability: RVC tuition and fees are lower than the average Illinois Community College, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Convenience: RVC offers day, night, and weekend courses, as well as online courses to meet the scheduling needs of all students. Courses are also offered at two campus locations in Rockford- the RVC main campus on Mulford Road and the Stenstrom Center for Career Education located on Samuelson Road next to Jefferson High School.

Quality: Our courses are fully accredited and transferrable. Rock Valley College guarantees that courses approved for transfer to another college will be honored either as program requirements or electives. Start here. Go anywhere.

Student Success: The RVC Tutoring Center provides support for the academic development and enrichment of Rock Valley College students through tutoring services. In addition, study skills seminars are offered each semester in test-taking, time management, math anxiety, efficient textbook reading, and graphing calculator use. RVC also offers a Math Lab and a Writing Lab with faculty and computer access and support for all students.