Rochester College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Michigan for:
- Category Attribute
- Selectivity Lowest acceptance rates
- Diversity Diversity in US community colleges
- School Resources Percent of students receiving financial aid
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- Diversity Average community college minority breakdown
- The teacher population of 80 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Rochester College||(MI) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||Four or more years|
|Institution Control||Private, non-profit||Public|
|Total Faculty||80 staff||100 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,113 students||3,505 students|
|# Undergraduate Students||735 students||1,591 students|
|# Graduate Students||6 students||4 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$38,700||$30,600|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- The nearest community college to Rochester College is Baker College of Auburn Hills (5.4 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 2,703 students | 5.40 Mi1500 University Drive
Auburn Hills,  MI  48326
- 24,031 students | 7.20 Mi2480 Opdyke Rd
Bloomfield Hills,  MI  48304
- 289 students | 13.60 Mi26999 Central Park Blvd., Ste. 125
Southfield,  MI  48076
- 22,914 students | 14.10 Mi14500 E Twelve Mile Rd
Warren,  MI  48088
- 3,625 students | 14.40 Mi34950 Little Mack Ave
Clinton Township,  MI  48035
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.