Rock Valley College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,450
15% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$8,275
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
12.9%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
6,378
43.8% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
31.1%
200 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 2017, 1,749 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rock Valley College. 53.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,244 degrees), 4.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (287 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rock Valley College is $3,450, which is $-3,964 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rock Valley College is $3,450, which is $-3,964 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,275.

In 2017, 35% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 5% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,450
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Rock Valley College was $3,450. The cost of tuition at Rock Valley College is $-3,964 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$8,275
2017 Value
21.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Rock Valley College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,275. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Rock Valley College grew by 21.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,614
Room and Board
$1,260
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rock Valley College was of $7,614 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,260. The cost of room and board increased by 4.06% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.65% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

35%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
5%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

35% of undergraduate students at Rock Valley College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 5.41% with respect to 2016, 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.
12.9%
2016 Default Rate
59
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Rock Valley College was 12.9%, which represents 59 out of the 458 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 6,378 students. The full-time enrollment at Rock Valley College is 2,796 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,582. This means that 43.8% of students enrolled at Rock Valley College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rock Valley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.5% White, 19.5% Hispanic or Latino, 7.65% Black or African American, 2.9% Asian, 1.99% Two or More Races, 0.329% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rock Valley College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (33.1%), followed by White Male (32.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

43.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rock Valley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,378 students. The full-time enrollment at Rock Valley College is 2,796 and the part-time enrollment is 3,582. This means that 43.8% of students enrolled at Rock Valley College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
2017 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 65%. 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
    4,114
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,243
  3. Black or African American
    488

The enrolled student population at Rock Valley College is 64.5% White, 19.5% Hispanic or Latino, 7.65% Black or African American, 2.9% Asian, 1.99% Two or More Races, 0.329% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.11% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 160 students (2.51%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 137 more women than men received degrees from Rock Valley College. The majority of degree recipients at Rock Valley College are white (1,244 degrees awarded). There were 4.33 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (287 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 Interdisciplinary Studies (199 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (193 degrees), and Precision Production (77 degrees).

Workforce

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 (115,762 people), Other managers (84,816 people), Construction managers (41,867 people), Physicians (38,808 people), and Software developers (37,223 people).

The most specialized majors at Rock Valley College are Interdisciplinary Studies (199 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (193 degrees), Precision Production (77 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (616 degrees), and Construction (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 Physicians, Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Marketing managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Rock Valley College are Interdisciplinary Studies (199 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (193 degrees), Precision Production (77 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (616 degrees), and Construction (38 degrees).

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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 (195,666 people), Construction (117,583 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (104,140 people), Computer Systems Design (82,939 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (74,255 people).

The most specialized majors at Rock Valley College are Interdisciplinary Studies (199 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (193 degrees), Precision Production (77 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (616 degrees), and Construction (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 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 806
  2. 943

In 2017, 806 degrees were awarded to men at Rock Valley College, which is 0.855 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (943).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 196 degrees were awarded to men at Rock Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.471 times less than the 416 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 416 degrees were awarded to women at Rock Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.12 times more than the 196 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
31%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 9% of students graduating from Rock Valley College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 31% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (40.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rock Valley College is Female and White (40.4% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.5% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,244 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    287 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    104 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rock Valley College is white (1,244 degrees awarded). There were 4.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (287 degrees).

1.77% of degree recipients (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    635 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    609 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    180 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rock Valley College is white female (635 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (609 degrees).

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Operations

Rock Valley College has an endowment valued at nearly $6.31M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $337k (5.34%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Rock Valley College had a total salary expenditure of $77.9M. Rock Valley College employs 55 Associate professors, 53 Professors, and 16 Instructors. Most academics at Rock Valley College are Female Associate professors (33), Male Professors(27), and Female Professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rock Valley College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 61 employees, Management, with 52 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 36 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.31M
2017 Endowment
5.37%
growth from 2016

Rock Valley College has an endowment valued at about $6.31M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Rock Valley College grew 5.37% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.65M 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 2017, 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

$26.6M
2017 Salaries
4.87%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Rock Valley College paid a median of $26.6M in salaries, which represents 34.1% of their overall expenditure ($77.9M) and a 4.87% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.9% decline from 2015 and a 1.23% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.93M
Instructional Salaries
134
Number of Employees

In 2017, Rock Valley College paid a total of $8.93M to 134 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.51M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rock Valley College were Associate professor with 55 employees; Professor with 53 employees; and Professor with 16 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rock Valley College were Office and Administrative Support with 61 employees; Management with 52 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rock Valley College was Female Associate professor with 33 employees, Male 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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