Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Rochester Community and Technical College

Find Schools Near

Rochester Community and Technical College Overview

Rochester Community and Technical College is a public institution situated in Rochester, Minnesota. The location of Rochester Community and Technical College is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Rochester Community and Technical College Known For?

984 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Rochester Community and Technical College is the undergraduate certificate.
  • In 2017-2018, 50% of the faculty were full-time.

Best Schools

Rochester Community and Technical College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Rochester Community and Technical College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Building Management & Inspection Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Construction Trades Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Business Support & Assistant Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Dental Support Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Best Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#75 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Rochester Community and Technical College?

Location of Rochester Community and Technical College

Contact details for Rochester Community and Technical College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 851 30Th Ave Se, Rochester, MN 55904-4999
Phone: 507-285-7210
Website: www.rctc.edu/

How Do I Get Into Rochester Community and Technical College?

You can apply to Rochester Community and Technical College online at: https://www.rctc.edu/admissions/getting-started/application/

Rochester Community and Technical College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Rochester Community and Technical College?

40% Take Out Loans
15.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Rochester Community and Technical College, approximately 40% of students took out student loans averaging $4,828 a year. That adds up to $19,312 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Rochester Community and Technical College is 15.0%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Rochester Community and Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,060 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,944 undergraduate students at Rochester Community and Technical College, with 2,060 being full-time and 2,884 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Rochester Community and Technical College

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,060 full-time undergraduates at Rochester Community and Technical College, 49% are male and 51% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Rochester Community and Technical College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Rochester Community and Technical College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Rochester Community and Technical College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 88
Black or African American 281
Hispanic or Latino 158
White 1,394
International Students 31
Other Races/Ethnicities 108

Over 37 countries are represented at Rochester Community and Technical College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and China.

Online Learning at Rochester Community and Technical College

1,045 Took All Classes Online
2,343 Took At Least One Class Online
0.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,343 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Rochester Community and Technical College has changed over the last few years.

undefined

This school is the 40th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Rochester Community and Technical College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Rochester Community and Technical College was 0.1%. This is the #2,019 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Rochester Community and Technical College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Rochester Community and Technical College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 46%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Rochester Community and Technical College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Rochester Community and Technical College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Visual & Performing Arts #13
Radio, Television & Digital Communication #22
Computer Software & Applications #70
Communication & Media Studies #98
Visual & Performing Arts #103
Business Support & Assistant Services #137
Communication & Journalism #147
Health & Medical Administrative Services #327
Computer & Information Sciences #393

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Rochester Community and Technical College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 276 0 276
Nursing 0 119 0 119
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 34 0 34 68
Health & Medical Administrative Services 18 28 14 60
Criminal Justice & Corrections 12 34 0 46
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 43 0 43
Dental Support Services 1 31 5 37
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 2 30 3 35
Allied Health Professions 0 35 0 35
Building Management & Inspection 0 13 20 33
Business Administration & Management 2 29 0 31
Communication & Media Studies 21 0 0 21
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 0 18 18
Mental & Social Health Services 14 2 0 16
Carpentry 0 0 13 13
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 9 4 13
Accounting 0 11 1 12
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 7 4 11
Precision Metal Working 11 0 0 11
Human Services 0 9 2 11
Computer Science 0 10 0 10
Design & Applied Arts 6 2 0 8
Animal Services 4 0 3 7
Human Development & Family Studies 2 4 1 7
Horticulture 0 5 1 6
Agricultural Production 5 0 0 5
General Engineering 0 5 0 5
General Biology 0 3 0 3
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 3 0 3
Information Science 0 3 0 3
Health Sciences & Services 0 3 0 3
Natural Resources Conservation 0 3 0 3
Fine & Studio Arts 0 3 0 3
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 2 0 2
Health & Physical Education 0 1 1 2
Human Resource Management 1 0 0 1
Recreation Administration 0 0 1 1
Arts & Media Management 0 1 0 1
Dance 1 0 0 1
Music 1 0 0 1
Plant Sciences 0 0 0 0
Biotechnology 0 0 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0 0
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 0 0
Natural Sciences 0 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 135 724 125 984

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.