Rochester Community and Technical College

851 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904-4999

School Details

Rochester Community and Technical College is a public, 2-year institution of higher learning located in the town of Rochester, Minnesota.


The city of Rochester consistently lands near or on the top of several of the nation's ""Most Livable Cities"" lists. The school was founded in 1915 and is the oldest public 2-year institution in the state of Minnesota. RCTC is now a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System which comprise 32 state universities and community & technical colleges that serve the needs for higher education in Minnesota. Today, the school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

In intercollegiate sports, RCTC is recognized nationally for its renowned varsity Division III athletics. Sports offered include Men's baseball, basketball, football, golf, wrestling; women's basketball, golf, soccer, softball, and volleyball. Apart from academics, the school offers many extracurricular happenings to engage students for a better college experience. Student life includes 17 clubs and organizations; fine arts opportunities in music and theater; and student ambassador and student government programs. Since RCTC is a commuter school, there is no dormitories on-campus; however, an apartment complex on the property does provide student housing.


RCTC offers the following degrees: Associate in Arts, Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Science, diplomas, and certificates. The largest programs at the school are liberal arts, nursing, business, digital arts, and law enforcement. The school also offers many unique programs which include dental hygiene, equine science, horticulture technology, human services, radiography, surgical technology, and veterinary technology. RCTC offers more than 70 technical and transfer programs with more than 130 degree options.


Admission is completed mostly online. Applicants must fill out an application form which is provided on the college’s website. High school transcripts are also required which must be sent directly from the awarding institution. A transcript request form is also available online. Tuition is relatively low in the context of rates for community colleges. In-state students, as well as out of state students pay $5,608. Tuition rates are dependent upon credit hour taken. Tuition rates may vary across different programs. Financial aid is available to those students who qualify. It is important to note that Rochester Community and Technical College is currently committed to a tuition freeze, which means no raise in tuition for the next two years. Qualification is determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which all applicants are required to submit. Financial aid can come in the form of grants, loans, work-study and scholarships. The total enrollment is around 6,275 and around 47 percent are full time students. Of those students, 60% are female and 40% are male.




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    Public, 2-year
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    At least 2, but less than 4 academic years
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    Open Admissions
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