Rochester Community and Technical College

  • 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 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is less than the state average of 27%.
  • Rochester Community and Technical College is one of 3 community colleges within Olmsted County, MN.
  • The nearest community college to Rochester Community and Technical College is University of Minnesota-Rochester (2.3 miles away).

Top Placements

Rochester Community and Technical College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Minnesota for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 174 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Rochester Community and Technical College(MN) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty174 staff56 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Rochester Community and Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Rochester Community and Technical College diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5,894 students1,302 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio34:130:1
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# Full-Time Students2,661 students768 students
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# Part-Time Students3,233 students534 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
4%
5%
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% Hispanic
2%
5%
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% Black
5%
9%
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% White
85%
73%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
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% Unknown races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.270.45
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College Completion Rate
20%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,200$35,400
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,624 is less than the state average of $6,980. 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 $7,515. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,624$6,980
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,624$7,515
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid82%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$14,250$15,511
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,716$7,600
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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 $6,980 per year for in-state students and $7,515 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,383 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Minnesota community colleges have a diversity score of 0.45, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.