Rock Valley College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,600
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$9,268
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
7.42%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
5,762
43.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
36.3%
270 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 2020, 1,446 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rock Valley College. 50.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (971 degrees), 3.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (255 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rock Valley College is $3,600, which is $−4,380 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rock Valley College is $3,600, which is $−4,380 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,268.

In 2020, 42% of undergraduate students attending Rock Valley College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 6% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,600
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Rock Valley College was $3,600. The cost of tuition at Rock Valley College is $−4,380 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$9,268
2020 Value
21.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Rock Valley College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,268. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Rock Valley College grew by 21.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,785
Room and Board
$1,170
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rock Valley College was of $7,785 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,170. The cost of room and board increased by 2.85% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 2.58% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

42%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
6%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

42% of undergraduate students at Rock Valley College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 23.5% with respect to 2019, when 34% 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.
7.42%
2018 Default Rate
27
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Rock Valley College was 7.42%, which represents 27 out of the 364 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 5,762 students. The full-time enrollment at Rock Valley College is 2,507 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,255. This means that 43.5% of students enrolled at Rock Valley College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rock Valley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.8% White, 23.3% Hispanic or Latino, 9.35% Black or African American, 3.85% Asian, 2.2% Two or More Races, 0.486% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0347% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rock Valley College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.4%), followed by White Male (23.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.8%). 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

43.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rock Valley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,762 students. The full-time enrollment at Rock Valley College is 2,507 and the part-time enrollment is 3,255. This means that 43.5% of students enrolled at Rock Valley College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
2020 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 (60%), 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
    3,272
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,341
  3. Black or African American
    539

The enrolled student population at Rock Valley College is 56.8% White, 23.3% Hispanic or Latino, 9.35% Black or African American, 3.85% Asian, 2.2% Two or More Races, 0.486% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0347% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 210 students (3.64%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 22 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 (971 degrees awarded). There were 3.81 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (255 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 (220 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (173 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (560 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 (107,137 people), Other managers (82,822 people), Software developers (46,995 people), Physicians (37,249 people), and Registered nurses (33,060 people).

The most specialized majors at Rock Valley College are Mechanical Technologies (220 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (173 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (560 degrees), Precision Production (45 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (46 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 Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Rock Valley College are Mechanical Technologies (220 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (173 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (560 degrees), Precision Production (45 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (46 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 (198,172 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (105,996 people), Computer Systems Design (83,350 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (76,152 people), and Construction (53,487 people).

The most specialized majors at Rock Valley College are Mechanical Technologies (220 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (173 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (560 degrees), Precision Production (45 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (46 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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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

712
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
734
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 712 degrees were awarded to men at Rock Valley College, which is 0.97 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (734).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 203 degrees were awarded to men at Rock Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.569 times less than the 357 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 357 degrees were awarded to women at Rock Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.76 times more than the 203 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
30%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 11% of students graduating from Rock Valley College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rock Valley College is Female and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.741% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    971 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    255 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    85 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rock Valley College is white (971 degrees awarded). There were 3.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (255 degrees).

3.25% of degree recipients (47 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    503 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    468 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    157 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Rock Valley College is white male (503 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (468 degrees).

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Operations

Rock Valley College has an endowment valued at nearly $6.71M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.11M (16.6%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Rock Valley College had a total salary expenditure of $82.1M. Rock Valley College employs 60 Associate professors, 42 Professors, and 19 Assistant professors. Most academics at Rock Valley College are Female Associate professors (32), Male Associate professors(28), and Female Professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rock Valley College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 67 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 61 employees, and Management with 54 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.71M
2020 Endowment
4.57%
decline from 2019

Rock Valley College has an endowment valued at about $6.71M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Rock Valley College declined 4.57% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.28M 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 2020, 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

$26.4M
2020 Salaries
2.9%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Rock Valley College paid a median of $26.4M in salaries, which represents 32.2% of their overall expenditure ($82.1M) and a 2.9% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.8% growth from 2018 and a 7.01% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.76M
Instructional Salaries
123
Number of Employees

In 2020, Rock Valley College paid a total of $8.76M to 123 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
60 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
67 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rock Valley College were Associate professor with 60 employees; Professor with 42 employees; and Professor with 19 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rock Valley College were Office and Administrative Support with 67 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 61 employees; and Management with 54 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rock Valley College was Female Associate professor with 32 employees, Male Associate professor with 28 employees, and Female Professor with 22 employees.

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

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