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Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL

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School information


Location: Rockford, IL / Online
Course Length: 1 hour - 4+ years
Price: $30 - $26,000
Courses: all (141)

About Rock Valley College

Rock Valley College is located in Rockford, IL, but also offers classes online. This school offers 97 courses which provide training for 33 qualifications , including Welding Certification, Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). Time to complete this education training ranges from 4 hours to 6 months, depending on the qualification. When asked how they paid for their training, most reviewers responded, "I paid for it myself".

Cost of attendance

Total cost of attending Rock Valley College including tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid
Average annual cost
per year
By family income level
Avg, ann. cost
$0 - $30,000 $6,997
$30,001 - $48,000 $7,943
$48,001 - $75,000 $9,931
$75,001 - $110,000 $11,004
$110,000+ $8,090
Net price is the amount a student pays to attend an institution for one academic year after subtracting a student's scholarships and grants. Source: College Scorecard, 2019.


Graduation rate and salary earned after graduation at Rock Valley College
Median Salary
10 years after graduationGraduation rate for rate for first-time, full-time students at four-year institutions (150% of expected time to completion). Median earnings of students working and not enrolled 10 years after entry. Source: College Scorecard, 2019.

Loans and student debt

Student debt after graduating from Rock Valley College
Median total debt
after graduation
Monthly loan payments
for 10-year loan
Students receiving federal loans
5% of all undergraduate students receiving a federal student loan
Median debt of completers. Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments. Percent of all undergraduate students receiving a federal student loan. Source: College Scorecard, 2019.

Popular degrees

These are the most popular categories of degrees awarded at Rock Valley College
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Health Professions and Related Programs
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
More popular degrees
Precision Production 4%
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields 3%
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 3%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 2%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 2%
Construction Trades 2%
Source: College Scorecard, 2019.

Reviews about Rock Valley College

Top pros


Good teachers

Mentioned in 192 reviews

Positive environment

Mentioned in 161 reviews

Hands-on training

Mentioned in 151 reviews

Good career preparation

Mentioned in 134 reviews

Recent Reviews

Written by an Indeed User on August 12, 2022, 02:16 AM
Other Comments
Mr. Gordie was an excellent Instructor and really taught the class independently and indept concerning CNC. The class also has a Programing class as well as a Lathe class. Really helpful for a career orientated person.
NIMS CNC and NIMS Measurements
Overall Rating
Yes, I would recommend this course to a friend.
Written by an Indeed User on September 14, 2021, 10:37 PM
Other Comments
Paraprofessional license through the state of IL Department of Education Since I had graduated already completing my 2-Year Associate of Arts Degree which enabled me to get every required general education course done and out of the way along with some classes towards my Bachelor's Degree in Special Education gave me beyond the needed completed college credits required to obtain my Para license and substitute teaching licenses without having to take any tests for my Para while substitute teaching licenses are not obtainable by passing a test in order to get it like the Para teaching license is able. For both I just had to have an official transcript sent and then paid the application fee and the registration fee and it was issued very quickly giving me my IEIN # and allowed me to register in any of all counties in the state for free
Overall Rating
Yes, I would recommend this course to a friend.
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