Rochester College

800 West Avon Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307

School Details

Rochester College is a four-year, liberal arts institution of higher learning located in Rochester, Michigan, which is a northern exurb of Detroit.


The school was founded in 1959 as North Central Christian College by members of the Church of Christ. The establishment of this school was to provide a Christian college in the North Central region of the United States. Although the school maintained its Christian roots, the board decided to add a liberal arts curriculum. After another name change a few years prior, the board adopted the name Rochester College to more accurately portray the school’s liberal arts influence in a Christian environment. Today, the school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The nursing education programs at the baccalaureate level are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

In addition to academics, the school offers many clubs, organizations, events, and programs so that a student’s college experience is enhanced. Students are encouraged to join and these organizations because they are a great place to meet like-minded people who share the same interests and passions. Also, there are many athletic opportunities through varsity or intramural sports in baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, softball, and volleyball.

Applicants are first required to submit an application form either online or through the Admissions Office. The application fee is waived for domestic students who apply online. Other documents are required for submission such as high school transcripts/GED certificate, and ACT/SAT test scores. The admission rate is around 89 percent.


The total enrollment at Rochester is around 1,183. Students represent 16 states and 5 foreign countries. Of those students, 63 percent are female and 37 percent are male. Most students attend classes on a full-time basis. About 41 percent of students are over the age of 25 and about 42 percent of students are enrolled in at least some distance education. Rochester has 27 full-time and 118 part-time faculty. 56 percent of the faculty hold doctoral degrees.


Rochester College offers six different kinds of degrees, which include the following: Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration, and Master of Religious Education. The school also offers distance-learning and adult-learning programs as well. An exciting academic opportunity at Rochester College is their Global Education Opportunities program. Rochester College believes that as the world shrinks through expanding technology, communications and intercontinental travel, and taking time to study in other countries and cultures is an important aspect of post-secondary education. Through this program, students are given the opportunity to study in Europe, East Africa, and the Middle East.


Tuition is dependent upon credit hour. The base tuition per semester hour is $524. The annual costs of tuition and fees is around $20,010. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Qualification is determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that all applicants are required to fill out. Rochester offers a comprehensive program of financial aid assistance in the form of scholarships, work-study, grants, and loans. The annual amount of aid awarded is around $1,011,457, which a majority is given through scholarships and grants.




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  • Sector Of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Master's degree
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