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 4,944 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 37%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 313 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Rochester Community and Technical College(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty313 staff153 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Rochester Community and Technical College has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 34:1 over five years.
The Rochester Community and Technical College diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,944 students2,525 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:117:1
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# Full-Time Students2,060 students1,109 students
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# Part-Time Students2,884 students1,416 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
5%
6%
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% Hispanic
8%
7%
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% Black
12%
13%
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% White
69%
63%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
5%
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Diversity Score0.500.57
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College Completion Rate
24%
33%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,200$36,900
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,624 is more than the state average of $5,427. 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 $6,082. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,624$5,427
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,624$6,082
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid78%84%
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Median Debt for Graduates$14,853$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,250$7,309
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Rochester Community and Technical College is University of Minnesota-Rochester (3.8 miles away).
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