• 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 6,092 students (45% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 52%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,092 students
  • In-state tuition: $7,934
  • Out-state tuition: $14,774
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 41%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 473 teachers has grown by 49% over five years.
Rock Valley College
(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
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 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
The Rock Valley College diversity score of 0.59 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,092 students
3,107 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,728 students
1,099 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,364 students
2,008 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Rock Valley College.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
136 students
% Asian
4%
5%
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% Hispanic
22%
27%
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% Black
9%
13%
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% White
59%
48%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Rock Valley College and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in IL by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
% Unknown races
4%
3%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Rock Valley College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score
0.59
0.68
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College Completion Rate
33%
33%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Rock Valley College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of IL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,300
$32,200
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Rock Valley College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of IL by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $7,934 is less than the state average of $8,158. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $14,774 is more than the state average of $10,899. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$7,934
$8,158
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$14,774
$10,899
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Rock Valley College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of IL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
49%
76%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Rock Valley College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in IL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$7,824
$7,963
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Rock Valley College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in IL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,937
$4,549
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Rock Valley College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in IL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
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: 2020 (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.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,092 students
  • In-state tuition: $7,934
  • Out-state tuition: $14,774
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 41%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,158 per year for in-state students and $10,899 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,031 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 91%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Rasmussen College-Illinois. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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