Rock Valley College: Review & Facts

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Rock Valley College is a medium two-year, public school with 7,655 students enrolled. This college was founded in 1965 and is one of the 8 schools located in Rockford, Illinois.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
56
Fair
Rock Valley College will give you the option to receive a several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, or associate's degree.

RVC deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 56 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Nursing, Biology, Industrial Technologies, and Automotive and Mechanic. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges.


Student Retention
69%
Fair
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. Nevertheless, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Rock Valley College is relatively low at 69% (close to Illinois average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
17 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at Rock Valley College is low: 33%. Nearly 22% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at RVC is decent: 17:1. Read more details about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$15,500
High
Average tuition prices are fairly high, about $15,100 per academic year. The additional fees at Rock Valley College not covered by tuition are about $400; which comes to a total of $15,500 per year.

Read the details about Rock Valley College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The school might accept dual credits and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) for admission.

To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about applying to Rock Valley College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (815) 921-7821 or check Rock Valley College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
B
Dicey
Rock Valley College offers a distance learning option.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at RVC, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
Presently there is no on-campus housing at Rock Valley College.

Based on the college crime data, Rock Valley College seems to be a generally safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Rock Valley College Location and Maps



Post Address: Rock Valley College, 3301 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, Illinois 61114-5699, USA
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