High school students and adults converged on Rock Valley College's campus Monday to get an inside look at what the school has to offer incoming students.
The Come Explore RVC event allowed prospective students to hear from current students, staff, and faculty during the event and toured the campus. Academic and support services were on hand to help share information and resources.
With college costs rising around the country, community college is becoming a more valuable option for many students.
"Our tuition is the third or fourth lowest in the state, so it's pretty competitive," RVC New Student Enrollment Coordinator James Castree said. "I was a student of Rock Valley back in the day, that's one of the many reasons I came here. I was paying about a quarter of what I would have paid at a big state school, so that's definitely an incentive for a lot of people."
Many RVC students take most of their basic elective classes at the college before transferring to a four-year university.
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