• 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 5,762 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is same as the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 47%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,762 students
  • In-state tuition: $7,934
  • Out-state tuition: $14,774
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 33%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 473 teachers has grown by 83% over five years.
Rock Valley College
(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
473 staff
239 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Rock Valley College has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The Rock Valley College diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,762 students
2,413 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,507 students
898 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,255 students
1,683 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
473 students
40 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,507 students
944 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
22 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,255 students
1,844 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
19 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
132 students
% Asian
3%
5%
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% Hispanic
19%
24%
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% Black
6%
12%
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% White
67%
53%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
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% Unknown races
3%
2%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score
0.51
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
5.96%
2.73%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.54%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,300
$32,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $7,934 is less than the state average of $7,972. The in-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $14,774 is more than the state average of $10,688. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$7,934
$7,972
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$14,774
$10,688
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
61%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$8,508
$8,029
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,253
$4,600
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
SAT Reading
n/a
390
SAT Math
n/a
360
SAT Writing
n/a
355
ACT Composite
n/a
17
ACT English
n/a
17
ACT Math
n/a
17
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Rock Valley College cost?

Rock Valley College's tuition is approximately $7,934 for In-State students and $14,774 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,762 students
  • In-state tuition: $7,934
  • Out-state tuition: $14,774
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 33%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,972 per year for in-state students and $10,688 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,695 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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