Rock Valley College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Rockford, IL

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How much is the Rock Valley tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Rock Valley's tuition & fees is $10,274 for Illinois residents and $21,344 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $23,568 for Illinois residents and $34,638 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

Rock Valley Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Illinois Residents Tuition & Fees$10,274
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$21,344
Books & Supplies Costs$1,210
Off-campus Room & Board$9,000
Off-campus Expenses$3,084
2023-2024 Estimates
Illinois Residents Tuition & Fees$11,828
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$25,938

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, Rock Valley' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $13,638.
Rock Valley College$10,274$21,344
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Illinois 2-4 Years Colleges$19,795
Public Schools$10,585$13,638
Private Schools$21,542

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Rock Valley and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Rock Valley CollegeRockford, IL$10,274$21,344
Southwestern Illinois CollegeBelleville, IL$6,390$6,210
Black Hawk CollegeMoline, IL$7,950$8,100
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King CollegeChicago, IL$11,520$14,430
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley CollegeChicago, IL$11,520$14,430
Danville Area Community CollegeDanville, IL$9,200$9,200
Highland Community CollegeFreeport, IL$6,976$7,120
Kankakee Community CollegeKankakee, IL$13,320$25,680
Kaskaskia CollegeCentralia, IL$7,770$12,570
Lewis and Clark Community CollegeGodfrey, IL$9,552$12,552
Lincoln Land Community CollegeSpringfield, IL$6,960$10,248

Financial Aid and COA

At Rock Valley College, 5,003 students (91%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $2,765.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Rock Valley is $31,873 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 369 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $4,263 and the average amount of student loans is $4,415.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$23,568$34,638
Tuition & Fees$10,274$21,344
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$13,294$13,294
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$20,803$31,873
Average Financial Aid$2,765$2,765
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship5,00391%$2,765
Pell Grants1,21222%$5,087
Federal Student Loan1683%$4,975
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid36952%-
Grants or Scholarships36952%$4,263
Federal Grants24434%$5,135
Pell Grants22932%$5,068
Other Federal Grants9313%$995
State/Local Grants17324%$1,468
Institutional Grants436%$1,533
Student Loan Aid284%$4,415
Federal Student Loans284%$4,415
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level232232$6,721
110,001 or more22$800

Student Population

Rock Valley College has a total of 5,861 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 2,353 male students and 3,141 female students attending Rock Valley. The school offers online degree programs and 1,197 students enrolled online exclusively (20.42% of all students).
Undergraduate5,494 2,3533,141

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address3301 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL
Degree & Programs
Program Offered76 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population5,861
Graduation Rate36%
Transfer-out Rate11%
Retention Rate64% (Full-time), 45% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate18 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties123 (Full-time), 294 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs374 (Full-time), 340 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$70,509
Average Staff Salary$51,461