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 11 national championships and we have had more than 130 All-Americans.
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?
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!
Arvee the Golden Eagle
Arvee the Golden Eagle is the official mascot of Rock Valley College. You'll often see Arvee at athletics events, campus social events, or community events. You can also follow Arvee on social media (see sidebar lower right) to find out where he might be appearing next and to find out about fun things happening at RVC!
Arvee made his debut in late 2013 with his first public appearance taking place at CherryVale Mall around Christmas time. Arvee even had a chance to visit with Santa!
The name Arvee was chosen as part of a "Name the Mascot" contest that took place in January 2014. Over 350 entries were received and 10 finalists were invited to a special ceremony where the winning name was revealed at halftime of the RVC men's basketball game on February 5, 2014. The winning name of Arvee was submitted by Cristina Szterensus, who in addition to receiving a great prize package, also has bragging rights for life for naming Arvee for Rock Valley College!
Arvee with mascot contest winner Cristina Szterensus.