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!
The Athletic Support Program will encompass targeted advisement workshops, opportunities for athletes to address first year hurdles/various student athlete challenges, and mentoring.
The Right Place to Start (RPS) program at Rock Valley College is grant funded for the 2012-2013 academic year and coordinated within the Intercultural Student Services (ISS) office.
The RPS program is designed to give intensive academic and personal support to RVC students who graduated from a Rockford Public School 205 high school or currently reside in the RPS 205 district. This program supports 105 participants divided into seven cohorts of 15 each. All participants will take Student Development (STU) courses, meet with a Life Coach for 1-on-1 and for group discussions, attend a college tour, and earn incentives.
This group of students who began their RVC career at the LOC site and are now taking classes on the main campus will receive support from ISS.
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Our Proactive Outreach Program will contact any and all ISS students matching any of the following: