Rock Valley College

  • 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 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 40%.
  • Rock Valley College is one of 3 community colleges within Winnebago County, IL.
  • The nearest community college to Rock Valley College is Rasmussen College-Illinois (2.8 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 258 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of Rock Valley College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Rock Valley College diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment7,737 students3,999 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio30:135:1
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# Full-Time Students3,399 students1,386 students
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# Part-Time Students4,338 students2,613 students
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% Asian
1%
4%
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% Hispanic
13%
16%
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% Black
7%
14%
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% White
75%
60%
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% Two or more races
2%
1%
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% Non Resident races
1%
-
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% Unknown races
1%
5%
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Diversity Score0.420.59
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College Completion Rate
25%
25%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,300$31,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $7,934 is less than the state average of $7,978. 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 $10,454. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$7,934$7,978
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Out-State Tuition Fees$14,774$10,454
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid56%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,000$7,736
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,063$4,000
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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

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  • Rasmussen College-Illinois
    Private, for profit
    1,580 students | 2.80 Mi6000 East State Street, 4th Floor
    Rockford IL  61108
    (815)316-4800
    2.801,580
  • 434 students | 4.00 Mi1130 South Alpine Road
    Rockford IL  61108
    (815)965-8616
    4.00434
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    Janesville WI  53546
    (608)758-6900
    19.602,471
  • 4,475 students | 26.20 Mi21193 Malta Rd
    Malta IL  60150
    (815)825-2086
    26.204,475
  • 7,165 students | 32.30 Mi8900 US Hwy 14
    Crystal Lake IL  60012
    (815)479-7732
    32.307,165
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