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 Rochester Community and Technical College

Rochester Community and Technical College - Rochester, MN

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

General information:(507)285-7210
Awards offered:Award of less than 1 academic year
Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:No
Student population:6,055( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:21 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Medium
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $5,027 $5,159 $5,435 -5%
Out-of-state $5,027 $5,159 $5,435 -5%
Books and supplies $1,200 $1,400 $1,400 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $6,756 $7,200 $7,200 0%
Other $3,724 $7,800 $7,900 -1%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,724 $7,800 $7,900 -1%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $6,227 $6,559 $6,835 0%
Off Campus $16,707 $21,559 $21,935 0%
Off Campus with Family $9,951 $14,359 $14,735 0%
On Campus $6,227 $6,559 $6,835 0%
Off Campus $16,707 $21,559 $21,935 0%
Off Campus with Family $9,951 $14,359 $14,735 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,757
In-state fees $684
Out-of-state tuition $4,757
Out-of-state fees $684
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 799 81% --
Grant or scholarship aid 564 57% $2,385,719 $4,230
Federal grants 517 53% $2,112,879 $4,087
Pell grants 517 53% $1,968,803 $3,808
Other federal grants 204 21% $144,076 $706
State/local government grant or scholarships 313 32% $243,740 $779
Institutional grants or scholarships 32 3% $29,100 $909
Student loan aid 569 58% $2,920,152 $5,132
Federal student loans 568 58% $2,819,779 $4,964
Other student loans 19 2% $100,373 $5,283
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,158 51% $11,615,436 $3,678
Pell grants 2,329 37% $7,679,594 $3,297
Federal student loans 2,727 44% $15,938,069 $5,845


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $10,359 $9,607 $14,263
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $9,085 $8,413 $13,455
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,776 $9,151 $13,721
$48,001 - $75,000 $12,154 $11,678 $16,346
$75,001 - $110,000 $13,558 $13,715 $18,187
$110,001 and more $13,616 $13,904 $18,326

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 6,055
Undergraduate enrollment 6,055
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 610
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$20

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 43 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NJCAA Division IIIMenWomen
Baseball 34-
Basketball 1716
Football 92-
Golf 62
Soccer -17
Softball -13
Volleyball -12
Wrestling 15-


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1960 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

05/01/1972 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

12/05/1991 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

01/01/1971 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs

06/01/1978 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations01 1
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 200
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate10.7%
Number in default157
Number in repayment1,455

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00237300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of less than 1 academic year Associate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General-2--
Equestrian/Equine Studies--3-
Greenhouse Operations and Management-51-
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management22--
Horticultural Science-1--
Category total2104-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biomedical Sciences, General-1--
Category total-1--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping--5-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General261-
Business Administration and Management, General-19--
Office Management and Supervision-2--
Retailing and Retail Operations232-
Special Products Marketing Operations251-
Category total6489-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-6--
Mass Communication/Media Studies-1--
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication1---
Category total27--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science-5--
Information Science/Studies-2--
Network and System Administration/Administrator-1--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-3--
Category total-11--
Construction Trades Colleges
Building/Property Maintenance-13-49
Category total-131449
Education Colleges
Music Teacher Education-1--
Category total-1--
Engineering Colleges
Category total-3--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD1---
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician67-2
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology-1--
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician-1--
Category total79-2
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant9-4-
Child Development-14--
Category total9144-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist-1--
Clinical Research Coordinator-410-
Dental Assisting/Assistant-511-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist-10--
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist-4--
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)-3--
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician140--
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk19---
Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist-1--
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--24-
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary-7--
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder15---
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist6-7-
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide15---
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer-26--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-115--
Surgical Technology/Technologist-24--
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant-21--
Category total5626152-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science437--
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-1--
Category total450--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies-1--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-270--
Category total-364--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician---11
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/--27-
Category total--2711
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science-2--
Category total-2--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-3--
Category total-3--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Human Services, General-11--
Category total-11--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Commercial Photography7---
Digital Arts2---
Graphic Design214--
Music Technology-3--
Category total1117--
Grand total97611062