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!
Congratulations! 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?
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.