Rock Valley College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,600
2022 Average Net Price
$9,781
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.29%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
5,861
40% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
36.5%
250 Graduates

About

Rock Valley College is a higher education institution located in Winnebago County, IL. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Rock Valley College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (639 degrees awarded), Biological & Physical Sciences (170 degrees), and Registered Nursing (39 degrees).

In 2022, 1,630 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rock Valley College. 56% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (992 degrees), 2.74 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (362 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rock Valley College is $3,600, which is $−4,512 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Rock Valley College is $3,600, which is $−4,512 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,781.

In 2022, 91% of undergraduate students attending Rock Valley College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 3% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,600
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Rock Valley College was $3,600. The cost of tuition at Rock Valley College is $−4,512 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$9,781
2022 Value
1.09%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Rock Valley College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,781. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Rock Valley College grew by 1.09%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,956
Room and Board
$1,195
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rock Valley College was of $7,956 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.21% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,195. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 2.85% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
3%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Rock Valley College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 160% with respect to 2021, when 35% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.29%
2019 Default Rate
12
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Rock Valley College was 4.29%, which represents 12 out of the 280 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Rock Valley College had a total enrollment of 5,861 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Rock Valley College is 2,345 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,516. This means that 40% of students enrolled at Rock Valley College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rock Valley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.2% White, 26.5% Hispanic or Latino, 9.84% Black or African American, 3.7% Asian, 1.43% Two or More Races, 0.478% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.102% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rock Valley College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.1%), followed by White Male (27.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

40%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rock Valley College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,861 students. The full-time enrollment at Rock Valley College is 2,345 and the part-time enrollment is 3,516. This means that 40% of students enrolled at Rock Valley College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Rock Valley College was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Rock Valley College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,179 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,554 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    577 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Rock Valley College is 54.2% White, 26.5% Hispanic or Latino, 9.84% Black or African American, 3.7% Asian, 1.43% Two or More Races, 0.478% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.102% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 201 students (3.43%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 194 more women than men received degrees from Rock Valley College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Rock Valley College is white (992 degrees awarded). There were 2.74 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (362 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Rock Valley College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (639 degrees awarded), followed by Biological & Physical Sciences (170 degrees) and Registered Nursing (39 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Rock Valley College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (208 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (170 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (640 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rock Valley College are Elementary & middle school teachers (99,361 people), Other managers (71,616 people), Construction managers (42,368 people), Physicians (37,262 people), and Registered nurses (34,935 people).

The most specialized majors at Rock Valley College in 2022 are Mechanical Technologies (208 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (170 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (640 degrees), Precision Production (61 degrees), and Communication Technologies (9 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rock Valley College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Physicians, and Correspondence clerks & order clerks

The most specialized majors at Rock Valley College are Mechanical Technologies (208 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (170 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (640 degrees), Precision Production (61 degrees), and Communication Technologies (9 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rock Valley College are Elementary & secondary schools (202,471 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (107,163 people), Construction (105,803 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (73,143 people), and Computer Systems Design (57,166 people).

The most specialized majors at Rock Valley College are Mechanical Technologies (208 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (170 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (640 degrees), Precision Production (61 degrees), and Communication Technologies (9 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Rock Valley College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 639 degrees awarded
  2. 170 degrees awarded
  3. 39 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Rock Valley College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 639 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

718
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
912
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 718 degrees were awarded to men at Rock Valley College, which is 0.787 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (912).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 212 degrees were awarded to men at Rock Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.496 times less than the 427 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 427 degrees were awarded to men at Rock Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.01 times more than the 212 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
32%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 14% of students graduating from Rock Valley College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Rock Valley College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    992 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    362 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    128 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rock Valley College is white (992 degrees awarded). There were 2.74 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (362 degrees).

2.39% of degree recipients (39 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    522 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    470 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    226 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Rock Valley College is white female (522 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (470 degrees).

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Operations

Rock Valley College has an endowment valued at nearly $7.35M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−0.0154%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Rock Valley College had a total salary expenditure of 85.7M. Rock Valley College employs 50 Associate professors, 43 Professors and 20 Assistant professors. Most academics at Rock Valley College are Male Associate professor (27), Female Professor (23), and Female Associate professor (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rock Valley College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 76 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 65 employees, and Management with 51 employees.

Endowment

$7.35M
2022 Endowment
13.6%
decline from 2021

Rock Valley College has an endowment valued at about $7.35M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Rock Valley College declined 13.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.14M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$26.7M
2022 Salaries
3.09%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Rock Valley College paid a median of $26.7M in salaries, which represents 31.2% of their overall expenditure ($85.7M) and a 3.09% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.3M
Instructional Salaries
120
Number of Employees

In 2022, Rock Valley College paid a total of $8.3M to 120 employees working as instructors, which represents 31% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
50 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
76 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rock Valley College were Associate professor with 50 employees, Professor with 43 employees, and Assistant professor with 20 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rock Valley College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 76 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 65 employees, and Management with 51 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rock Valley College was Male Associate professor with 27 employees, Female Professor with 23 employees, and Female Associate professor with 23 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Rock Valley College.

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