River Valley Community College transforms lives by providing a quality and affordable education through innovative personal approaches to lifelong learning and career pathways.

Core Values

  • Life-long learning
  • Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Appreciation
  • Diversity/Inclusion


  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Empowerment
  • Accountability
  • Integrity

College Outcomes

RVCC is an active community partner and provides programs and activities which expand access to higher education. 

RVCC provides holistic student support services and prepares students to be life-long learners. 

RVCC supports local economic development by educating a skilled workforce to meet the needs of business, industry, and government. 

Student Learning Outcomes

RVCC students should be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and via the current technology in their chosen field of study. 

RVCC students should be able to use critical reasoning to solve problems. 

RVCC students should be able to perform competently at the entry level in their chosen career path or transfer successfully to the next level of education. 

RVCC students should be able to critically analyze contemporary issues in their communities and participate in productive citizenship by engaging in service learning and volunteerism. 

RVCC students should be able to demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, and social responsibility as life-long learners. 


Since the College serves a diverse student population possessing a wide range of academic and physical abilities, the College is committed to providing a variety of educational approaches, instructional methods, supplementary services, and co-curricular activities to meet those diverse needs. In the context of a student-centered environment, the primary aim of the College is to assist students to become self-reliant, self-confident skilled workers and educated persons. 

The College believes that the educated person is able to read critically, write clearly and comprehensively, reason analytically, and utilize mathematical and scientific skills to solve life’s problems. The educated person functions as a responsible and ethical member of society, recognizes and copes with ambiguities of life, and appreciates diversity. The educated person moves from concrete to abstract levels of thinking, fosters integration and synthesis of knowledge, interchanges roles as both learner and teacher, and utilizes contemplative thought.

By embracing an understanding and appreciation of self in today’s socially and technologically complex world, and through the stimulation of intellectual curiosity, learners will be able to improve their lives and contribute something of value to the community of which they are a part.

Strategic Plan 2022-2025 (PDF)

Strategic Plan 2018-2021 (PDF)


of our Students Receive Financial Aid