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Accreditations and Memberships

RCTC is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. RCTC also holds occupationally specific accreditation in a number of its programs.

What Accreditation Means to You
When you attend an accredited college or university, you can expect:

  • A Quality Education: Accreditation means that the institution meets standards of quality for faculty, curriculum, administration, library, financial management and student services.
  • Financial Aid Opportunities: You can only obtain federal financial assistance if the institution has appropriate accreditation from an organization recognized by the United States Department of Education.
  • Credits that Transfer: If you ever want to transfer your college credits to continue your education, accreditation is an important factor when a college or university is deciding whether to accept transfer credits from your previous school.


  • The Higher Learning Commission
    230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
    Chicago, Illinois 60604
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
    3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
    Atlanta, GA 30326

  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
    11520 West 119th Street
    Overland Park, KS 66213

  • Accredited Review Council on Education in Surgical Technologists and Surgical Assistants (ARC/STSA)
    6 West Dry Creek Circle, Sutie 110
    Littleton, CO 80120

  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
    1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100
    Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360

  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
    233 N. Michigan Ave., 21st Floor
    Chicago, IL 60601-5800

  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
    25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
    Clearwater, FL 33763

  • Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
    American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation
    211 East Chicago Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60611-2678
    800.621.8099 or 312.440.4653
  • Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training
    1600 University Avenue, Suite 200
    St. Paul, Minnesota 55104-3825
  • National Cancer Registrars Association, Inc. (NCRA)
    1330 Braddock Place, Suite 520 Alexandria, VA 22314

  • The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
    1503 Edwards Ferry Road, NE, Suite 401
    Leesburg, VA 20176


  • Academic Quality Improvement Project (AQIP)
  • American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
  • American Technical Education Association (ATEA)
  • Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
  • Council North Central Two Year Colleges (CNTYC)
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • Minnesota Associate Degree Nursing Directors Association
  • Minnesota Association of Financial Aid Administrators (MAFAA)
  • Minnesota Community Athletic Conference (MCAC)
  • Minnesota Practical Nursing Directors Association
  • NAFSA: Association for International Educators
  • National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
  • National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC)
  • National Association of Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
  • National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA)
  • National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)
  • National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD)
  • National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
  • National League for Nursing (NLN)
  • Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN)
  • Quality Matters (QM)
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Upper Midwest Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (UMACRAO)



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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