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Study at Rock Valley College

Rock Valley College, or RVC, is a community college, located in Rockford, Illinois. It was established in 1964. The campus covers 217 acres. Besides its main campus, RVC also operates programs at owned facilities in the Stenstrom Center for Career Education, the Aviation Center, and the Bell School Road Center. The College is home to Bengt Sjostrom Theatre, which is known for its unique retractable roof.

RVC offers a wide variety of programs and degrees in diverse fields of study. It also holds continuing education classes at more than 50 sites situated throughout the district and it operates employment and training programs at the Illinois Employment Training Center.

RVC offers several men's and women's intercollegiate sports and the sports teams are nicknamed the Golden Eagles. They take part in various sports at the NJCAA Division III. The college has won over 100 All-Americans and seven national championships.

Profile of Rock Valley College

The campus of Rock Valley College is in Rockford, IL, which is a medium-sized city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Rock Valley College include, at the school's highest level, the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in nursing and emergency medicine.

Rock Valley College Selectivity

Its open admissions system makes Rock Valley College an attractive choice for many applicants.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Rock Valley College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 7, 923 students enrolled (5, 047 full-time equivalent).

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Rock Valley College is an educational leader in providing quality, accessible, lifelong learning opportunities, cultural enrichment, and support for economic and technological development. "

Rock Valley College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts509liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine479nursing assistant, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Transportation130truck and bus driver
Science96biological and physical sciences
Mechanics and Repair87automobile mechanics, aircraft maintenance
Business and Management46business management, accounting, accounting technology, accounting and computer science, business, entrepreneurship
Medical Support and Technology44surgical tech, respiratory care tech, dental hygienist
Security and Law Enforcement35fire protection tech, criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Family and Social Work32social work, child care provider
Computer Science and Engineering31computer networking, computer security, information technology, computer applications programming
Construction Trades30electrician, construction
Engineering Technician24construction engineering tech, electronics tech, CAD and design, manufacturing tech, quality control tech
Therapy and Counselling10substance abuse Counselling
Medical administration10medical secretary, medical transcription
office and Administration9administrative assistant, office data entry
Production Trades9sheet metal tech, welding
Media8printing equipment operation
Law1legal secretary

Contact: Rock Valley College

Rock Valley College

3301 N Mulford Rd

Rockford, IL 61114-5699

General Phone: (815) 921-7821


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