University of Minnesota-Rochester
University of Minnesota-Rochester places among the top 20% of community colleges in Minnesota for:
- Category Attribute
- Selectivity Lowest acceptance rates
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|University of Minnesota-Rochester||(MN) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate of Arts Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||Four or more years|
|Total Faculty||41 staff||56 staff|
|Total Enrollment||495 students||1,302 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||12:1||30:1|
|# Full-Time Students||467 students||768 students|
|# Part-Time Students||28 students||534 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$55,100||$35,400|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- The nearest community college to University of Minnesota-Rochester is Rochester Community and Technical College (2.3 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 5,894 students | 2.30 Mi851 30th Ave SE
Rochester,  MN  55904
- 183 students | 3.80 Mi2521 Pennington Drive NW
Rochester,  MN  55901
- 3,243 students | 36.00 Mi1900 8th Ave NW
Austin,  MN  55912
- 2,177 students | 42.10 Mi1250 Homer Rd
Winona,  MN  55987
- 2,910 students | 57.90 Mi1300 145th Street East
Rosemount,  MN  55068
The Online Education Initiative will greatly expand course offerings for community college students, while making the transfer process between institutions much more smooth. The Initiative has its critics, however, who decry the loss of local control over education.
A recent study reveals that job applicants with a credential or associate’s degree from a community college have slightly better chances of getting a job interview than students who attend a for-profit college or university. Since community colleges are much more budget friendly than for-profit institutions and have much better job placement results, community colleges are a much better option for employment-minded students.
After City College of San Francisco loses its accreditation, other community colleges in the state are facing warnings, sanctions and possible loss of accreditation as well.