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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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Vivi Marquez signs with Grand View University
November 26, 2013
Rock Valley College softball player Vivi Marquez has signed a letter of intent to continue her athletic and academic college career at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa.
Golden Eagles Men's Basketball ranked #1 in region
November 21, 2013
The Rock Valley College Men's Basketball team is ranked #1 in the latest NJCAA Division III Region IV poll. This is the first time RVC has been the outright #1 ranked team in the region for over a decade.
Interested in playing men's soccer for RVC?
November 15, 2013
Any students interested in finding out more about the men's soccer team should consider attending an informational meeting on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Physical Education Center (PEC), room 0202 (lower level).
Carrie Barker named women’s soccer coach at RVC
November 7, 2013
RVC announced the hiring of Men's Soccer Head Coach Frank Horvat on October 24, and today has announced the hiring of Carrie Barker for the position of Women's Soccer Head Coach.
Interested in playing women's soccer for RVC?
November 5, 2013
Any students interested in finding out more about the women's soccer team should consider attending this informational meeting.
Golden Eagles #1 in preseason women's basketball poll
October 29, 2013
The preseason NJCAA Division III Women’s Basketball poll has posted and the two-time defending national champion Rock Valley College Golden Eagles are perched at the top spot.
RVC Softball hosting pitching clinics
October 18, 2013
The Rock Valley College softball program will host pitching clinics on Sunday, November 10 and Sunday, December 22, 2013. The clinics are just $50 for either date and will include a clinic T-shirt. All ages are welcome to participate.
RVC coaches to speak at RPS Basketball Coaching Clinic
October 17, 2013
Rock Valley College Basketball will be well represented at this year's Rockford Public Schools Annual Basketball Coaching Clinic, which will be held Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Auburn High School.
Several Rock Valley College student-athletes participated in an anti-bullying parade on October 15 at Windsor Elementary School in Loves Park. The parade was held to bring awareness to the issue of bullying.
RVC’s Vivi Marquez named Diamond Sports Catcher of the Year
September 13, 2013
The NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) and Diamond Sports have announced the 10 student-athletes who have earned the honor of being named a 2013 Diamond Sports Catcher of the Year.
Rock Valley College to add men’s and women’s soccer programs
August 28, 2013
The Rock Valley College athletics department will add men's and women's soccer programs and the teams will begin play in the fall of 2014.
Rock Valley College head men's basketball coach Craig Doty put the finishing touches on his 2013-14 recruiting class.
The Rock Valley College volleyball program is bringing back pieces of its storied past for the 2013 RVC Volleyball Alumni Match on Friday, August 16, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the Physical Education Center (PEC) on RVC's main campus.
RVC softball players honored for academic excellence
July 29, 2013
Rock Valley College softball players Taylor Neuschwander-Thurow, Kayla Strickland, Kelsey McKnight, and Alissa Daughenbaugh were all named Scholar All-Americans by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).
Rock Valley College women's basketball players Brianna Walker, Keshawnee Alley, and TaRicka Linzy have each signed letters of intent to play basketball and continue their college education after RVC.
RVC Baseball and Softball Announce Walk-On Tryout Date
June 26, 2013
The Rock Valley College baseball and softball programs will hold walk-on tryouts on July 22 at the RVC baseball and softball fields.
RVC student-athletes honored for academic success
June 20, 2013
NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) Headquarters has released the names of the 2012-2013 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Award winners as well as the 2012-2013 NJCAA All-Academic Teams.
Ekx marks her spot
June 5, 2013
After a sparkling freshman season for Rock Valley College, Judson University has seen enough of Kara Ekx. Ekx will forgo her sophomore season at RVC and has committed to Judson University to finish her college career and education.
RVC lands two NJCAA Softball All-Americans
June 3, 2013
On the heels of a sixth place finish at the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) tournament, the Rock Valley College softball team has now added two more names to RVC's prestigious NJCAA All-American list: Vivi Marquez and Kara Ekx.
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.