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!
Students enrolling at Rock Valley College are classified as Resident, Non- Resident, Out-of-District, or Out-Of-State for tuition and fee purposes. The college’s Board of Trustees established the following guidelines.
A student, who has resided within Illinois and the Rock Valley College District 511, 30 days immediately prior to the start of the term, is eligible to be classified as a resident student for tuition calculation purposes. Communities that comprise District 511 include:
Belvidere, Blaine, Byron, Caledonia, Capron, Cherry Valley, Davis Junction, Durand, Garden Prairie, Harrison, Hunter, Loves Park, Machesney Park, Monroe Center, Morristown, New Milford, +Oregon, Pecatonica, Poplar Grove, Rockford, Rockton, Roscoe, Seward, Shirland, South Beloit, Stillman Valley, and Winnebago
+Portions of these communities are included in the district
Residency requirements may differ for limited enrollment programs admission. Proof of residency status is required at the time of registration. Proof of residence can include driver's license, voter's registration card, library card, lease, and/or utility bill.
A student who resides in Illinois, but outside the Rock Valley College district, for thirty days immediately prior to the start of the term shall be classified as an out-of-district student. A change in residency status may be requested by providing the appropriate documentation to the Records and Registration Office, Top Floor, Student Center.
A student who resides in Illinois less than 30 days immediately prior to the start of the term shall be classified as an out-of-state student. Students who move from outside the state or district and who obtain residence in the state or Rock Valley College district for reasons other than attending the community college shall be exempt from the 30 day requirement if they demonstrate through documentation a verifiable interest in establishing permanent residency. The Records and Registration Office shall make the final determination of residency status for tuition purposes.
A student whose permanent residence is outside of the United States and is attending Rock Valley College on a visa shall be classified as an out-of-state student for tuition purposes, unless the student is a Live-In guest with a resident of District 511. For details visit, International Student Admission.