Rock Valley College

3301 North Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61114

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Main telephone 815-921-7821
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Educational system Illinois Community College Board
Public or private Public
Type of school 2-year college
Date founded 1964
Degrees offered Certificate or diploma, Associate
School accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Setting Suburban (within commuting distance of a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Chicago
Campus size 217 acres
County Winnebago
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Number of full time, freshmen men 336
Number of full time, freshmen women 349
Total number of full time freshmen 685
Number of part time, freshmen men 141
Number of part time, freshmen women 115
Total number of part time freshmen 256
Total number of freshmen men 477
Total number of freshmen women 464
Total number of freshmen 941
Number of full time, undergraduate men 1,271
Number of full time, undergraduate women 1,457
Total number of full time undergraduates 2,728
Number of part time, undergraduate men 1,486
Number of part time, undergraduate women 1,878
Total number of part time undergraduates 3,364
Total number of undergraduate males 2,757
Total number of undergraduate females 3,335
Total number of undergraduate students 6,092
Total enrollment 6,276
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian 6%
Black 8%
Hispanic 21%
White 57%
Race/ethnicity unknown 3%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from outside the US Less than 1%
Percentage of students 25 or older 25%
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Tuition year 2020-2021
Full time costs are based on x units per year 30 credits
In-state tuition $8,970
Out-of-state tuition $16,530
Fees $314
Deferment plan (you can pay part of your tuition at the start of the term and the rest at the end of the term) Yes
School employees and their children Yes
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2020-2021 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 30 credits per year.)
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Financial aid contact person Stacey Kolder
Financial aid contact title Director of Financial Aid
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 815-921-4158
Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Application deadline (for fall term) May 1
School year financial aid data is from 2018-2019
Federal PLUS loans (for parents) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized) Yes
Institution loans (from the school) Yes
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
Non-proprietary financial aid data are from ... (Financial aid data are for the 2018-2019 academic year.)
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Admissions contact person Sam Morgan
Admissions contact title Dean of Enrollment and Retention
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Admissions phone (local) 800-973-7821
For incoming students Open (virtually all applicants are accepted)
Number of male applicants who enrolled 477
Number of female applicants who enrolled 464
Total number of applicants who enrolled 941
High school education High school diploma or equivalent not required.
Submit these items:
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
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Certificate or diploma Yes
Associate Yes
Academic calendar Semesters
Number of faculty on campus 398
Student faculty ratio 16:1
Required number of credits for an associate degree 64 semester hours
All students must meet:
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Math or science requirement Yes
Evenings Yes
On-line/distance learning Yes
Part time Yes
Summer school Yes
Weekends Yes
Honors program Yes
Student-designed major Yes
Study abroad available Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Cooperative education Yes
Independent study Yes
Internships Yes
Computer lab available to students Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Main library name Educational Resource Center
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National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Yes
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Choral groups Yes
Drama or theater groups Yes
Newspaper Yes
Number of student clubs and associations with open membership 12
Largest clubs and organizations on campus Black Student Alliance, Phi Theta Kappa, Adults on Campus, Inter-Varsity Club, Christian Fellowship
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English as a Second Language (ESL) program Yes
Remedial education courses Yes
Psychological counseling Yes
Orientation Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel Yes
Late night transport service Yes
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Career counseling Yes
Career interest testing Yes
Career library Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security. If you have questions or concerns about the information displaying please contact Illinois Career Information System.