NIU's College of Engineering and Engineering Technology Expands its Offerings to Rock Valley College

Convenient. Affordable. Connected. Quality.

Starting in Fall 2016, you can build on your educational background with NIU engineering and engineering technology degrees offered on the Rock Valley College campus. Discover #WhyEngineering and achieve your career goals with a convenient, affordable and high-quality bachelor's or master's degree. 

Why Rockford and NIU Engineering @ RVC?

NIU Engineering @ RVC is your affordable source for high-quality education that will build your career.

  • Convenient: Complete your degree and increase your earning potential closer to home and work in Rockford, a thriving hub for the engineering and technology, aerospace, and manufacturing fields.
  • Quality:
    • ABET-accredited
    • Work in new state-of-the art laboratories on the RVC campus
    • Our program is ranked in the top 50 by US News & World Report for 2016
    • Our classes are 100% faculty taught
    • Our students have close to 100% job placement rate
  • Connected: Benefit from corporate partnerships throughout the region that will help you gain the hands-on and real-world experience you need to succeed.
  • Affordable:  NIU's public university tuition is competitive.  Combining an associate degree with upper division credits from NIU saves you an estimated $16,000 in tuition and fees over four years at NIU

As a graduate of both RVC (‘00) and NIU (‘02) I appreciated the expertise of my professors, and now the convenience of having both programs on the RVC campus will be a game changer for working adults in the Rockford area balancing career and education like I did -  without the drive!

Tina Lake
Manager, Advanced Quality Engineering
UTC Aerospace Systems
RVC Class of 2000
NIU Class 2002

Where are you now?

A high school student
A community college students
An RVC Student
working adult
considering graduate school