Rochester Community and Technical College

Tel: (507)285-7210
6,062 students
Public institution
Rochester Community and Technical College provides accessible, affordable, quality learning opportunities to serve a diverse and growing community.
School Highlights
Rochester Community and Technical College serves 6,062 students (45% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the state community college average of 33:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 32%.
Rochester Community and Technical College is one of 3 community colleges within Olmsted County, MN.
The nearest community college is University of Minnesota-Rochester (2.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 176 teachers has declined by 39% over five years.
College Rochester Community and Technical College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 176 staff
61 staff
Rochester Community and Technical College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 6,062 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.38 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 52% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,062 students 1,315 students
Rochester Community and Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1
22:1
Rochester Community and Technical College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,730 students
815 students
Rochester Community and Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,332 students
1,061 students
Rochester Community and Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Rochester Community and Technical College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
4%
5%
Rochester Community and Technical College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
4%
20%
Rochester Community and Technical College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
9%
15%
Rochester Community and Technical College Black (2006-2013)
% White
78%
49%
Rochester Community and Technical College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
3%
Rochester Community and Technical College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
6%
Rochester Community and Technical College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
Rochester Community and Technical College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Rochester Community and Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.38 0.70
Rochester Community and Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,608 is more than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,608 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,608 $5,590
Rochester Community and Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,608 $10,086
Rochester Community and Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 80%
89%
Rochester Community and Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Rochester Community and Technical College is a two-year regional college serving the southeastern Minnesota area. The College provides curricula that are designed to meet a variety of academic and career educational opportunities that prepare students for work, life, and additional education now and into the future. Programs lead to the award of certificates, diplomas, and degrees such as Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Science, and Associate in Arts. The college has a great faculty and staff; state-of-the-art classrooms, labs, and shops; and an advanced technology infrastructure supporting more than 70 technical and transfer programs. Our Department of Continuing Education, Customized Training, and Economic Development delivers credit and non-credit education and training for today's rapidly changing workforce. Rochester Community and Technical College and our higher education partners, Winona State University Rochester Center and the University of Minnesota Rochester Center, are collocated on the beautiful University Center Rochester campus. Articulated programs of study allow you to complete your first two years of college at RCTC and then stay in Rochester for selected four-year and graduate programs and study. Rochester Community and Technical College is accredited by the the Higher Learning Commission.

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Did You Know?
For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,340 per year for in-state students and $6,914 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,337 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 74%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Minnesota community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.52, which is equal to the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is The Art Institutes International-Minnesota. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.