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 community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 24%.
Rochester Community and Technical College is one of 3 community colleges within Olmsted County County, MN.
The nearest community college is University of Minnesota-Rochester (2.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 176 teachers has declined by 39% over five years.
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
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 6,062 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,062 students
1,269 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students
2,730 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 3,332 students
1,017 students
Rochester Community and Technical College sch enrollment Rochester Community and Technical College sta enrollment
% Asian
4%
2%
% Hispanic
4%
7%
% Black
9%
12%
% White
78%
57%
% Two or more races
3%
2%
% Unknown races
1%
3%
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
Rochester Community and Technical College sch ethnicity Rochester Community and Technical College sta ethnicity
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. 0.29 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,608 is less than the state average of $5,740. 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 $10,252. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,608 $5,740
Rochester Community and Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,608 $10,252
Rochester Community and Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 80%
89%
Source: 2013 (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 $5,611 per year for in-state students and $6,242 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,960 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 70%. 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 0.41, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.