Rock Valley College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,600
4.35% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,603
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
10.6%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
6,092
44.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
33.1%
239 Graduates

About

Rock Valley College is a higher education institution located in Winnebago County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Rock Valley College were .

In 2019, 1,604 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rock Valley College. 50.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,158 degrees), 4.89 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (237 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rock Valley College is $3,600, which is $−4,224 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rock Valley College is $3,600, which is $−4,224 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,603.

In 2019, 34% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 5% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,600
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Rock Valley College was $3,600. The cost of tuition at Rock Valley College is $−4,224 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$7,603
2019 Value
9.69%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Rock Valley College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,603. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Rock Valley College grew by 9.69%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,569
Room and Board
$1,201
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rock Valley College was of $7,569 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,201. The cost of room and board increased by 0.598% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.13% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

34%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
5%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

34% of undergraduate students at Rock Valley College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 8.11% with respect to 2018, when 37% 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.
10.6%
2017 Default Rate
42
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Rock Valley College was 10.6%, which represents 42 out of the 396 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 has a total enrollment of 6,092 students. The full-time enrollment at Rock Valley College is 2,728 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,364. This means that 44.8% of students enrolled at Rock Valley College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rock Valley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.9% White, 22.2% Hispanic or Latino, 8.65% Black or African American, 3.53% Asian, 2.31% Two or More Races, 0.279% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.131% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rock Valley College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.3%), followed by White Male (28.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

44.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rock Valley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,092 students. The full-time enrollment at Rock Valley College is 2,728 and the part-time enrollment is 3,364. This means that 44.8% of students enrolled at Rock Valley College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2019 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 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Rock Valley College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,589
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,351
  3. Black or African American
    527

The enrolled student population at Rock Valley College is 58.9% White, 22.2% Hispanic or Latino, 8.65% Black or African American, 3.53% Asian, 2.31% Two or More Races, 0.279% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.131% 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 44% White, 26.9% 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, 218 students (3.58%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 20 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 (1,158 degrees awarded). There were 4.89 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (237 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rock Valley College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 (299 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (177 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (568 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rock Valley College are Registered nurses (1,405,531 people), Medical & health services managers (155,708 people), Pharmacists (141,081 people), Physicians (133,921 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (131,502 people).

The most specialized majors at Rock Valley College are Mechanical Technologies (299 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (177 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (568 degrees), Communication Technologies (15 degrees), and Precision Production (38 degrees).

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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 Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Rock Valley College are Mechanical Technologies (299 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (177 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (568 degrees), Communication Technologies (15 degrees), and Precision Production (38 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rock Valley College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,536,943 people), Elementary & secondary schools (381,268 people), Outpatient care centers (250,674 people), Offices of physicians (243,813 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (187,571 people).

The most specialized majors at Rock Valley College are Mechanical Technologies (299 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (177 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (568 degrees), Communication Technologies (15 degrees), and Precision Production (38 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rock Valley College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

792
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
812
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 792 degrees were awarded to men at Rock Valley College, which is 0.975 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (812).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 211 degrees were awarded to men at Rock Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.593 times less than the 356 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 356 degrees were awarded to women at Rock Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.69 times more than the 211 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%
100% Completion Time
33%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 12% of students graduating from Rock Valley College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rock Valley College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5.86% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,158 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    237 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    75 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rock Valley College is white (1,158 degrees awarded). There were 4.89 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (237 degrees).

2.18% of degree recipients (35 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    591 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    567 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    142 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rock Valley College is white male (591 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (567 degrees).

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Operations

Rock Valley College has an endowment valued at nearly $7.03M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.35M (19.3%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Rock Valley College had a total salary expenditure of $78.2M. Rock Valley College employs 61 Associate professors, 48 Professors, and 16 Assistant professors. Most academics at Rock Valley College are Female Associate professors (34), Male Associate professors(27), and Female Professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rock Valley College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 62 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 61 employees, and Management with 53 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.03M
2019 Endowment
0.277%
decline from 2018

Rock Valley College has an endowment valued at about $7.03M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Rock Valley College declined 0.277% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.73M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Rock Valley College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$25.7M
2019 Salaries
3.8%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Rock Valley College paid a median of $25.7M in salaries, which represents 32.8% of their overall expenditure ($78.2M) and a 3.8% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.01% decline from 2017 and a 4.87% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.23M
Instructional Salaries
127
Number of Employees

In 2019, Rock Valley College paid a total of $9.23M to 127 employees working as instructors, which represents 36% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
61 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
62 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rock Valley College were Associate professor with 61 employees; Professor with 48 employees; and Professor with 16 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rock Valley College were Office and Administrative Support with 62 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 61 employees; and Management with 53 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rock Valley College was Female Associate professor with 34 employees, Male Associate professor with 27 employees, and Female Professor with 26 employees.

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

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