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Comprehensive Overview of RCTC

Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Avenue SE
Rochester, MN 55904

City/Population: Rochester, Minnesota / 111,402

Web Site: www.rctc.edu
Social Connections: www.rctc.edu/social

Phone Numbers:
Welcome Center: 507-285-7557
Toll-free: 1-800-247-1296

Tuition and Fees (2016-2017): $5,760 (15 cr.)

FAFSA Code: 002373


  • FY16 Unduplicated Annual Headcount: 11,418
  • FY16 Unduplicated Credit Headcount: 7,535
  • FY16 Unduplicated Hourly Headcount: 4,074
  • FY16 Total (FYE) Full-year Equivalent: 3,961
  • Percent Female: 57
  • Percent Male: 42
  • Percent Full-time: 40*
  • Percent Part-time: 60*
  • Licensure Exam Pass Rate: 89.5%

*Based on FYE

Student Ethnicity:
  • Asian - 4.6%
  • Hispanic - 5.1%
  • American Indian/Alaska Native - 0%
  • Nonresident Alien - 1.4%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander - 0%
  • Not Reported/Unknown - 1.2%
  • Black or African American - 10.9%
  • Two or More Races - 2.9%
  • Caucasian - 72%

Degrees Offered: Associate in Arts, Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Science, diplomas, certificates

Largest Programs: liberal arts, nursing, business, law enforcement, health information technology

Unique Programs: administrative clinical assistant, advanced hospital nursing assistant, clinical neurophysiology technology, dental hygiene, equine science, horticulture technology, human services, surgical technology, veterinary technology, welding technology

Intercollegiate Sports: nationally renowned varsity Division III athletics. Men's baseball, basketball, football, golf, wrestling; women's basketball, golf, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Life: Performing arts, sports and fitness, student clubs and organizations provide RCTC students with more options than you would expect at a two-year college. RCTC is large enough to be able to provide countless opportunities for students to take their college experience beyond the traditional classroom. But RCTC is small enough for students to immediately engage and become actively involved.

Housing: RCTC believes that housing selection is an important part of the college experience. Since we are a commuter campus, we encourage students to explore the array of housing options in Rochester, including housing options dedicated to students.

Rochester Community and Technical College

RCTC was founded in 1915 on a motion by Dr. Charles Mayo to the Rochester School Board. Rochester is Minnesota's oldest - and one of the nation's oldest - original community colleges. In 2015, the College celebrated its 100th Anniversary. You would expect excellence from a leading educational institution that has been around for over 100 years. But would you expect all this from any other two-year college?

  • A campus of more than 500 acres
  • More than 70 technical and transfer programs
  • More than 100 degree options
  • More than 300 online classes for students near and far
  • Award-winning, dedicated faculty
  • More than $50 million in campus enhancements
  • Service learning programs in the U.S. and around the world
  • Expansive technology initiatives throughout the campus
  • Innovative partnerships with Rochester business and industry
  • Diverse career pathways with other educational institutions
  • More than 188 All-American athletes since 1957
  • Nationally recognized Regional Sports Center with more than 20 athletic fields
  • Rich and varied performing arts programs
  • Theater, gallery, art and multimedia studios


Contact Information
(507) 285-7210 or 1‑800‑247‑1296
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Ave SE :: Rochester, MN 55904-4999
Rochester Community and Technical College, a member of Minnesota State.
RCTC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer.
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