Rochester College

800 West Avon Road
Rochester, MI 48307-0000
Tel: (248)218-2000
School Highlights
  • Rochester College serves 1,113 students
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 31%.
  • Rochester College is one of 4 community colleges within Oakland County, MI.
  • The nearest community college is Baker College of Auburn Hills (5.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 80 teachers has grown by 48% over five years.
Rochester College(MI) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty80 staff100 staff
Rochester College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,113 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.57 is more than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has grown by 18% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,113 students3,505 students
Rochester College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio14:135:1
Rochester College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students-1,591 students
Rochester College Full-Time Students (2007-2013)
# Part-Time Students-1,914 students
Rochester College Part-Time Students (2007-2013)
# Undergraduate Students735 students1,591 students
# Graduate Students6 students4 students
Rochester College Graduation BreakDown MI All Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Rochester College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Rochester College American Indian/Alaskan (2008-2016)
% Asian
Rochester College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Rochester College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Rochester College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Rochester College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Rochester College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Rochester College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Rochester College Ethnicity Breakdown MI All Ethnic Groups 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.0.570.50
Rochester College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,700$31,100
Rochester College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $20,486 is more than the state average of $11,115. The private state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$20,486$11,115
Rochester College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%89%
Rochester College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$23,529$13,600
Rochester College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,434$6,000
Rochester College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate41%70%
Rochester College Percent Admitted (2009-2016)
SAT Total Avg.1,142-
SAT Reading573-
Rochester College SAT Reading (2009-2013)
SAT Math569-
Rochester College SAT Math (2009-2013)
ACT Total Avg.62-
ACT Composite21-
Rochester College ACT Composite (2009-2013)
ACT English21-
Rochester College ACT English (2009-2013)
ACT Math20-
Rochester College ACT Math (2009-2013)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,223 per year for in-state students and $7,110 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,115 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Michigan is 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Michigan 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 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Henry Ford Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.