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!
Call to Board Facilities Committee Meeting
May 16, 2013
The Board of Trustees Facilities Committee of Community College District 511 (Rock Valley College) will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2013, in room 141/142 of the Woodward Technology Center (WTC) on the main campus.
Rock Valley College will graduate 1,346 students this spring, and a record number 443 of them will participate in RVC's 47th annual commencement exercises on Friday, May 17, 2013.
Rock Valley College GED Graduation to be held May 16
May 15, 2013
The Adult Education program at Rock Valley College will hold its 29th annual Graduation Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. in the Physical Education Center (PEC) on the RVC main campus (3301 North Mulford Road).
RVC Dental Hygiene Clinic Seeks Patients
May 14, 2013
Rock Valley College's Dental Hygiene Program is looking for patients who have not received regular routine dental hygiene (cleanings) for at least five years.
RVC Student Life hosting documentary screening
May 13, 2013
Rock Valley College Student Life will be hosting the premiere of a special documentary that chronicles RVC students' Alternative Spring Break volunteer service project and trip.
Call to Board Strategic Meeting (Retreat)
May 8, 2013
The Board of Trustees of Community College District 511 (Rock Valley College) will meet at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2013, in the Woodward Technology Center (WTC) Room 117-121 on the main campus for a Strategic Meeting (Retreat).
The Board of Trustees Teaching and Learning Committee of Community College District 511 (Rock Valley College) will meet at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013, in the Support Services Building (SSB), Room 1309 on the main campus.
Call to Board Finance Committee Meeting
May 7, 2013
The Board of Trustees Finance Committee of Community College District 511 (Rock Valley College) will meet at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013, in room 141 of the Woodward Technology Center (WTC) on the main campus.
The Golden Eagles softball team is heading to the NJCAA tournament for just the second time in school history after winning the Region IV tournament last weekend. As their post-season success mounts, the post-season awards have followed.
RVC went undefeated and won the Region IV Tournament in Madison over the weekend and will now head to Rochester, Minnesota for the NJCAA Tournament.
Call to Board Human Resources Committee Meeting
May 3, 2013
The Board of Trustees Human Resources Committee of Community College District 511 (Rock Valley College) will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in room 141 of the Woodward Technology Center (WTC) on the main campus.
7th Annual Stateline FastPitch Competition
May 3, 2013
Planning for the 7th Annual Stateline FastPitch Competition on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the NIU Outreach Center in Rockford, IL is well underway.
The Rock Valley College Golden Eagles softball team finished the regular season with a stellar 28-10 record (17-3 in conference play) and is currently ranked #5 in the latest NJCAA Division III softball poll.
RVC Starlight Theatre’s 47th season begins June 5
April 29, 2013
Rock Valley College Starlight Theatre's 47th season will get under way on June 5, 2013 with the appropriately titled Starlight Express.
Call to Board of Trustees Meeting
April 26, 2013
The Board of Trustees of Community College District 511 (Rock Valley College) will meet at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in room 117/119/121 of the WTC for a reorganization meeting, followed immediately by the regular board meeting.
Shondell hired as RVC volleyball coach
April 26, 2013
The defending NJCAA Division III champion Rock Valley College Golden Eagles volleyball team will have a new leader for the 2013 season. Kyle Shondell has been hired to replace Abby Jenkins as the new head coach for RVC.
The Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) at Rock Valley College will be hosting its annual High School Leadership Conference on Friday, May 3, 2013, 9:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the RVC main campus.
Rock Valley College student Abby Becker is one of only eight community college students selected from around the country to participate in Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU).
Blake Morhardt, a senior at Guilford High School, and Todd Whitlow of Stillman Valley High School, have signed NJCAA letters of intent to continue their baseball careers at Rock Valley College.
Thurow signs with Judson
April 18, 2013
Taylor Neuschwander-Thurow has signed a letter of intent to play softball and continue her education at Judson University.