About RVC

Rock Valley College is a comprehensive two-year community college in Rockford, Illinois, offering more than 100 courses for transfer, career programs, and certificates.

Mission Statement

Rock Valley College empowers students and community through lifelong learning. 

Vision Statement

Rock Valley College empowers the community to grow as a society of learners through well-designed educational pathways, leading to further education, rewarding careers, cultural enrichment, and economic-technological development.


Core Values

Rock Valley College has seven Core Values: Learner-Centered Community, Mutual Respect, Excellence, Diversity, Collaboration, Innovation, and Public Trust. Learn about each one below:

Leadership & Governance

Rock Valley College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). RVC is also recognized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) and by the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB).

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College Information

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RVC Locations

Rock Valley College has multiple locations serving communities and the workforce in Northern Illinois.

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Join Our Team

RVC offers many exciting, mission-driven career opportunities with excellent benefits and generous paid time off.

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Make a Difference

Through the support of our generous donors the RVC Foundation is able to provide scholarships to students in need, fund grants to enhance programs and services, and support activities that complement the college's offerings.

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