Rock Valley College in Rockford

Rockford, IL

(Rating 4.2 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

Rock Valley College offers 231-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. 5 high safety сampuses. 44.4% are women, and 55.6% are men. Rock Valley College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Rock Valley College is 6817$, that is at the level of national average. 24% of full-time Rock Valley College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $31,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Rock Valley College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$6,817
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Rock Valley College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$5,970
$30,001 - $48,000$7,279
$48,001 - $75,000$8,675
$75,001 - $110,000$9,967
$110,001+$7,022

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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8%

Types of financial aids

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3114 of Rock Valley College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 40 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Rock Valley College number 63 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Illinois.

Students at Rock Valley College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
100%
$5,612
$30,001 - $48,000
97.59%
$4,769
$48,001 - $75,000
88%
$2,075
$75,001 - $110,000
27.78%
$725
$110,001+
0%
$0

Salary After Attending

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$31,200

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate

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24%
BELOW AVERAGE

Rock Valley College graduation rate is below the national average.

24% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Rock Valley College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Rock Valley College is 17:1, that means that for every 17 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

17:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

33

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Rock Valley College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Rock Valley College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Illinois.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 3301 N Mulford Rd address in Rockford, Illinois.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Rock Valley College with 0.1% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and robbery.

The percentage of crimes on Stenstrom Center for Career Education

The campus located by 4151 Samuelson Road address in Rockford, Illinois.

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Stenstrom Center for Career Education in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Rock Valley College with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Stenstrom Center for Career Education is motor vehicle theft.

The percentage of crimes on The Essex Building Truck Driver Training Center

The campus located by 2816 N. Main Street address in Rockford, Illinois.

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The Essex Building Truck Driver Training Center in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Rock Valley College with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on The Essex Building Truck Driver Training Center is burglary.

The percentage of crimes on Work Force Connections

The campus located by 303 North Main Street address in Rockford, Illinois.

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Work Force Connections in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Rock Valley College with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Work Force Connections is motor vehicle theft.

The percentage of crimes on Learning and Opportunity Center

The campus located by 308 West State Street address in Rockford, Illinois.

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Learning and Opportunity Center in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Rock Valley College with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Learning and Opportunity Center is forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Rock Valley College offers 231 programs in total: 90 are for Associate's degree, 90 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 51 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 312 universities in Illinois state. Rock Valley College is one of the few institutions in Illinois that offers a 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate program.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Illinois state average data to help you compare.

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Rock Valley College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 5660 students with 169811 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Rock Valley College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

This college was what you'd expect ftom a 2 year school, but the lawn care was less than respectable!

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I have been attending RVC since fall semester 2011. I have been muddling through numerous unecessary prerequisite classes, most of which are taught by teachers that don't want to be there. In the last five years I've been going there, I have seen countless teachers that are unresponsive to phone calls and emails. This is hard to go there in the first place because I don't think any of us truly want to go to school unless we know what we want to do for a career, which is very rare. On top of the teachers ignoring their students, this is one less stress we all need aside from our personal lives. I have also been battling through the lower level math classes for quite some time. I started in 091, and failed 092, 093, and 094 once before retaking them again. I have had seven teachers in these classes, (different after I failed the first time) and Jeremy Chamberlain has been the best one. I have had foreign accented professors- which is uncalled for. On top of already not understanding the material, we have to hang on to every word they say! We are paying students and this should not happen when we are trying to get through these tough classes. Aside from Professor Chamberlain, all the other teachers I've taken are either foreign accented or they don't know how to teach the class. The result of these teachers I've had have been dropping the class, or failing. All of the students in my 094 class now have taken the class before once or twice -if that many students are failing the same class, what I'd this saying for the teachers? I have been to the tutoring center and had one good one, but her schedule is always booked. The others I've had have asked other tutors in the room how to teach it because they didn't remember the material. I get the run around frequently in the math center, as there isn't a teacher tutoring there at the time I come in, (which there should be one scheduled at all times, especially in the afternoon!) or there aren't enough of them in there. I have also seen teachers having outside of class conversations with students while sitting and "trying to help" the student they are with. I'm so tired of wasting my time and money there, I'm so close to my associates degree but if they don't have the teachers to get us through, I feel like throwing it all away.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Great College filled with great people. The faculty all focus solely on how to help you succeed.I learned a whole lot.(Class of 2016)

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Honestly every student here should be arrested, because they are stealing! The education you get here is better than many universities throughout the state and at a fraction of the cost. I went to post grad and honestly RVC had better faculty than I did later on. Golden Eagles Ride or Die!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I had an awesome experience at Rock Valley. I completely disagree with the negative reviews. I had ONE professor that got on my nerves over the two and a half years I attended. The rest of my professors were supportive, intelligent, and worked hard to help me succeed. You see, it is all about what YOU put into your education. This isn't high school folks. No one is going to hold your hand and give you A's if you don't earn them. Rock Valley is a great school and is highly affordable. I transferred to a four year institution after graduating from RVC with a 4.0 GPA, all while working a full-time job. So, I say, if you had a bad experience at Rock Valley, give it another try. Get organized, do some research, and jump into it. An education is something no one can ever take away from you once you earn it. Rock Valley will get you on the right path, if only you put forth the effort.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 3301 N Mulford Rd

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8159217821

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: rockvalleycollege.edu

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