Rock Valley College

Tel: (815)921-7821
8,154 students
Public institution
Rock Valley College is an educational leader in providing quality, accessible, lifelong learning opportunities, cultural enrichment, and support for economic and technological development.
School Highlights
Rock Valley College serves 8,154 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 47%.
Rock Valley College is one of 3 community colleges within Winnebago County, IL.
The nearest community college is Rasmussen College-Illinois (2.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 253 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
College Rock Valley College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 253 staff
61 staff
Rock Valley College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 8,154 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.47 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 30% over five years.
Total Enrollment 8,154 students 1,315 students
Rock Valley College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 32:1
Rock Valley College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 3,499 students
815 students
Rock Valley College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 4,655 students
1,061 students
Rock Valley College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Rock Valley College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Rock Valley College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Rock Valley College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Rock Valley College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Rock Valley College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Rock Valley College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Rock Valley College Unknown (2010-2013)
Rock Valley College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.47 0.70
Rock Valley College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $7,964 is more than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $14,534 is more than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $7,964 $5,590
Rock Valley College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $14,534 $10,086
Rock Valley College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 59%
Rock Valley College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • At Rock Valley College, we'll help you discover your passion as you choose a major or program that fits your interests and aspirations. You will have many options from among our 23 degree programs that award an associate degree, 60 courses for transfer that lead to four-year degrees and 64 certificate programs and five apprenticeship programs that provide specialized training in a specific area. our Business and Professional Institute is dedicated to helping businesses through employee skills upgrading, customized training, technical assistance, and related services. If you want to update your skills or make yourself more marketable to employers, the BPI can help. In addition to services for businesses, we also offer a Speakers Bureau to area media and organizations looking for an expert to comment on a particular topic. Many of our faculty members are considered experts in their subject areas and are willing to share their knowledge with the community. If you need to rent a room for a speaker or conference, let us know. We have spaces available for community use. Rock Valley College is more than an educational institution. It's a resource for the entire community. You can attend a wide variety of events year-round at RVC that will enrich your life, such as cultural programs, athletic games, films, lectures, theatrical performances, trips and tours, art exhibition openings, and personal interest classes. Rock Valley College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. The college is recognized by the Illinois Community College Board and the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Rasmussen College-Illinois
    Private for-profit
    1,652 students | 2.80 Mi6000 East State Street 4th Floor
    Rockford, IL 61108
  • 508 students | 4.00 Mi1130 South Alpine Road
    Rockford, IL 61108
  • 2,642 students | 19.60 Mi6004 County Road G
    Janesville, WI 53547
  • 4,717 students | 26.20 Mi21193 Malta Rd
    Malta, IL 60150
  • 7,165 students | 32.30 Mi8900 US Hwy 14
    Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,129 per year for in-state students and $10,062 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,816 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.65, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Taylor Business Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.