Rock Valley College

3301 N Mulford Rd
Rockford, IL 61114-5699
Tel: (815)921-7821
7,737 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 7,737 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 39%.
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 258 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
College Rock Valley College Community College Avg.
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 258 staff
62 staff
Rock Valley College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 7,737 has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 28:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.42 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,737 students 1,371 students
Rock Valley College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1
Rock Valley College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 3,399 students
779 students
Rock Valley College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 4,338 students
1,083 students
Rock Valley College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Rock Valley College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Rock Valley College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Rock Valley College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Rock Valley College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Rock Valley College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Rock Valley College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
Rock Valley College Unknown (2010-2014)
% Non Resident races
Rock Valley College Non Resident (2007-2014)
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. 0.42 0.70
Rock Valley College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $7,934 is more than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $14,774 is more than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $7,934 $5,664
Rock Valley College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $14,774 $10,360
Rock Valley College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 56%
Rock Valley College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (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
    1,580 students | 2.80 Mi6000 East State Street, 4th Floor
    Rockford IL 61108
  • 434 students | 4.00 Mi1130 South Alpine Road
    Rockford IL 61108
  • 2,471 students | 19.60 Mi6004 County Road G
    Janesville WI 53546
  • 4,475 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 $7,269 per year for in-state students and $9,320 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,534 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 78%. 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 0.58, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.