Rock Valley College
Rockford, IL 61114-5699

Overview

Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 7,699
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 18:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
No
Study abroad
No
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

Rock Valley College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

Rock Valley College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $15,270 and in-state students paid $8,310.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$6,803
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,496
$8,310
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $3,466
$15,270
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 49% of Rock Valley College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 40% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,295 (which is 1.7% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Rock Valley College in 2016-2017, was 48, which is 7% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $3,867 (which is 15.1% below the national average.)

$4,295
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,368
$3,867
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,557
49%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 79%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Rock Valley College has enrolled a total of 7,699 students (3,309 students full-time and 4,390 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 7,699 students, 263 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 45% men and 55% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 350 students for distance studies.

7,699
Total Enrollment
263
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 63%

Hispanic: 20%

Black/African American: 9%

Asian: 4%

Two or more races: 2%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Rock Valley College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 22% 1,344
Health Professions And Related Programs 16% 1,004
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 14% 901
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 10% 648
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 4% 267
Precision Production 2% 150
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 2% 133
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 2% 118
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 2% 107
Communications Technologies/technicians And Support Services 1% 46

Graduation & Dropout Rates

31%
Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Rock Valley College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

12%
Still enrolled
39%
Dropout rate
18%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$24,100
Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Rock Valley College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $24,100. Last year, out of the total 1,524 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,311 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,568 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,317 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $24,100 $31,100
Employment Rate 86% 84%
Total Graduates 1,524 1,568

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 2 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Rock Valley College.

Kishwaukee College
26.3 mile away
McHenry County College
32.3 mile away
Elgin Community College
39.9 mile away
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50.2 mile away
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57.3 mile away