• 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 5,115 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is same as the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 32%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,115 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,624
  • Out-state tuition: $5,624
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 25%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 313 teachers has grown by 79% over five years.
Rochester Community and Technical College
(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
313 staff
153 staff
This chart display total faculty of Rochester Community and Technical College and community college average number of faculty in MN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Rochester Community and Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Rochester Community and Technical College diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,115 students
1,912 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Rochester Community and Technical College and community college average number of enrollment of MN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Rochester Community and Technical College and community college average student staff ratio of MN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Students
2,042 students
1,076 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time students enrollment of Rochester Community and Technical College and average number of community college Full-time students enrollment of MN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Part-Time Students
3,073 students
1,424 students
This chart display the total number of Part-time students enrollment of Rochester Community and Technical College and average number of community college Part-time students enrollment of MN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Rochester Community and Technical College.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of MN.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
336 students
309 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,042 students
991 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of Rochester Community and Technical College and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of MN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
52 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,073 students
1,331 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
24 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
112 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in Rochester Community and Technical College and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in MN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
% Asian
5%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Rochester Community and Technical College and the percentage of Asian community college students in MN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Hispanic
6%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Rochester Community and Technical College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in MN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Black
10%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Rochester Community and Technical College and the percentage of Black community college students in MN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% White
75%
68%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Rochester Community and Technical College and the percentage of White community college students in MN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Two or more races
4%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Rochester Community and Technical College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in MN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Rochester Community and Technical College and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in MN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Unknown races
n/a
4%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Rochester Community and Technical College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MN.
Diversity Score
0.42
0.52
This chart display the diversity score of Rochester Community and Technical College and the community college average diversity score of MN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
4.89%
2.61%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Rochester Community and Technical College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of MN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.97%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$37,200
$36,900
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Rochester Community and Technical College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of MN by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition 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
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Rochester Community and Technical College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of MN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,624
$6,082
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Rochester Community and Technical College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of MN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
92%
94%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Rochester Community and Technical College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in MN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$14,968
$12,264
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Rochester Community and Technical College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in MN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,500
$6,747
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Rochester Community and Technical College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in MN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
91%
SAT Reading
n/a
625
SAT Math
n/a
600
SAT Writing
n/a
565
ACT Composite
n/a
24
ACT English
n/a
24
ACT Math
n/a
23
ACT Writing
n/a
8
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Rochester Community and Technical College cost?

Rochester Community and Technical College's tuition is approximately $5,624 for In-State students and $5,624 for Out-State students.

What is Rochester Community and Technical College's ranking?

Rochester Community and Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Minnesota for: Largest student body and Highest completion rates.

Recent Articles

How Community Colleges Are Changing Remedial Education
How Community Colleges Are Changing Remedial Education
Remedial education exists to help struggling students succeed in college-level classes. Unfortunately, the existing model may be doing more harm than good. Keep reading to learn more about the history of remedial education and what community colleges are doing to change it.
Does Money Motivate College Completion? New Task Force Says Yes
Does Money Motivate College Completion? New Task Force Says Yes
We look at the recommendations for improving completion rates in a new report issued by the Complete College Ohio Task Force, which includes financial incentives.
Remedial Education Leaves Many Colleges in a Quandary
Remedial Education Leaves Many Colleges in a Quandary
Although many students need some remedial education before beginning college coursework, statistics show dismal completion rates for those who begin in remedial classes. We take a closer look at the problem, as well as some of the ways colleges are tackling it.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,115 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,624
  • Out-state tuition: $5,624
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 25%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Related School Videos

Quick Links