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!
The 2011-2012 season was a historic one for the RVC women's basketball team. After rolling to an 8-0 conference record and a second straight conference title, the Golden Eagles set their sights on avenging the previous season's regional championship loss at the hands of Joliet Junior College. RVC first disposed of College of DuPage in the regional tournament, 72-63, to set up the championship rematch with Joliet. Behind freshman Revonnia Howard's 19 points and 15 rebounds, the Golden Eagles hammered Joliet by a final score of 83-65 to advance to the NJCAA national tournament.
In the first round at the national tournament, Rock Valley defeated Montgomery College- Rockville, 67-62 in overtime. Howard tied an NJCAA tournament record in that game with 28 rebounds. The record was originally set in 1979. Howard gave the Golden Eagles a three point lead with under 20 seconds to play in overtime with a bucket in the paint. Jessica Gamble later sealed the win by sinking two free throws to make it a five point lead.
In the national semifinals, RVC knocked off top seeded Anoka Ramsey Community College, 63-55, to advance to the national championship game against #3 seed Roxbury Community College. Sophomore Erin Ryczek finished her career at RVC in spectacular fashion by scoring 24 points and Howard put together another monster performance with 23 points and 25 rebounds as the Golden Eagles won the first NJCAA national title in the program's history, defeating Roxbury Community College 82-64.