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 to the RVC Golden Eagles softball team on finishing in sixth place at the NJCAA tournament!
RVC opened play at the NJCAA tournament on Thursday, May 16 with a win over #6 Itasca C.C. by a final score of 9-1. The Golden Eagles then dropped their final three games of the tournament, losing 12-2 to Herkimer County C.C., 8-6 to Brookdale, and finally 3-1 to Itasca in the fifth place game to finish sixth in the eight team tournament.
This was only the second time in school history that RVC Softball qualified for the national tournament. The Golden Eagles took fifth place in 2010. RVC finishes the season an impressive 32-13 (17-3 in conference play) under second year head coach Darin Monroe.
NJCAA-Division III Rock Valley College plays in Region IV and is a member of the N4C (North Central Community College Conference). Head Coach Darin Monroe is coming off his first season at the helm, in which the Golden Eagles went 30-17 and finished second at the Regional Tournament. Home games are played at the Mulford Campus on a field that was just built in 2003. The outdoor facilities consist of four outdoor batting cages, brick dugouts, and press boxes. The indoor facilities include a 4,300 seat arena which has two drop down batting cages, as well as a moveable netting system and a student-athlete study lounge.
Illinois is divided into only two regions: Region 4, which includes the junior colleges (approx.) north of Peoria and Region 24, which includes the junior colleges south of Peoria. RVC plays in the highly competitive Region 4, which consists of 24 junior colleges in Northern Illinois as well as Madison in Wisconsin.
N4C stands for North Central Community College Conference. The N4C consists of seven teams:
Rock Valley College, Joliet Junior College, College of DuPage, Triton College (D2), Madison College and Harper College.
For conference play, RVC plays each of the other five N4C teams in a home and away double header on Friday and Saturday afternoons.