Rock Valley College

3301 N Mulford Rd
Rockford, IL 61114-5699
Tel: (815)921-7821
  • 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 16% over five years.
Rock Valley College(IL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty258 staff123 staff
Rock Valley College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 7,737 has declined by 6% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has grown by 26% over five years.
Total Enrollment7,737 students3,818 students
Rock Valley College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio30:136:1
Rock Valley College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students3,399 students1,205 students
Rock Valley College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students4,338 students2,613 students
Rock Valley College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Rock Valley College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Rock Valley College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Rock Valley College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Rock Valley College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Rock Valley College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Rock Valley College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Rock Valley College Non Resident (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
Rock Valley College Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.420.58
Rock Valley College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Rock Valley College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,300$32,200
Rock Valley College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $7,934 is less than the state average of $7,937. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $14,774 is more than the state average of $10,775. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$7,934$7,937
Rock Valley College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$14,774$10,775
Rock Valley College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid56%82%
Rock Valley College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$6,000$7,862
Rock Valley College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,063$4,000
Rock Valley College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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
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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,937 per year for in-state students and $10,775 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,527 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 score of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.