Rochester Community and Technical College

851 30th Ave SE
Rochester, MN 55904-4999
Tel: (507)285-7210
  • 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 5,894 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 15% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is less than the state average of 26%.
  • 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 174 teachers has declined by 41% over five years.
Rochester Community and Technical College (MN) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years Four or more years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 174 staff 51 staff
Rochester Community and Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 5,894 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 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has declined by 18% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,894 students 1,302 students
Rochester Community and Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1 33:1
Rochester Community and Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 2,661 students 768 students
Rochester Community and Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 3,233 students 534 students
Rochester Community and Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Rochester Community and Technical College Enrollment Breakdown MN All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
Rochester Community and Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2008-2010)
% Asian
4%
5%
Rochester Community and Technical College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
2%
4%
Rochester Community and Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
5%
8%
Rochester Community and Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
85%
74%
Rochester Community and Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
Rochester Community and Technical College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
- -
Rochester Community and Technical College Non Resident (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
5%
Rochester Community and Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown MN 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. 0.27 0.44
Rochester Community and Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
20%
30%
Rochester Community and Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $37,200 $35,800
Rochester Community and Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,624 is less than the state average of $6,975. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,624 is less than the state average of $7,510. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,624 $6,975
Rochester Community and Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,624 $7,510
Rochester Community and Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 82% 91%
Rochester Community and Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $14,250 $15,511
Rochester Community and Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $6,716 $7,600
Rochester Community and Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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 $6,975 per year for in-state students and $7,510 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,367 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 83%. 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 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.