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 140 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!
Preparing for college can be a challenge for both students and parents. The staff and faculty at RVC want to make sure that your student’s experience at RVC is a positive, enjoyable and successful one. We know that you will have questions and concerns along the way so this Web site was developed to give you the information you need to help your student make a smooth transition to college.
We will be updating the Web site frequently with current news, interesting articles and information on important dates and upcoming events. RVC welcomes parent feedback of this site. If you have ideas of ways to improve this service, please feel free to e-mail us.
Dr. Jack Becherer, former President of Rock Valley College, had the following editorial published in the Rockford Register Star. The article illustrates how important parents are to their son/daughter’s success in college and why we as a college value them as our partners.