Rochester College

Rochester College

Rochester College was established by members of the Churches of Christ in September, 1959. It was then known as North Central Christian College. In 1961, its name was changed to Michigan Christian College, and it finally became Rochester College in 1997. The campus is spread across more than 80 acres of land in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

Rochester College offers undergraduate degree and certificate programs in the fields of business administration, education, mass communication, mathematics and natural sciences, technical studies, bible study, religion and ministry, humanities, behavioral sciences, and physical education. Graduate programs and adult learning opportunities are also available. The academic divisions of the college are:

  • Division of Arts and Science
  • Division of Business and Professional Studies
  • Resource Center for Missional Leadership

Rochester College sponsors men's and women's teams in sports like baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, softball, and volleyball. Nicknamed the Warriors, the teams compete in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. Its men's basketball and soccer teams have won several USCAA, NSCAA, and NLCAA championships.

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Contacting Rochester College

Rochester College
800 W Avon Rd
Rochester Hills , MI 48307
General Phone: (248) 218-2000

Rochester College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching74early childhood education, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, science teaching, social studies teaching, biology teaching, history teaching
Business and Management61business management, business administration, accounting, business communications, marketing, business and related services
Therapy and Counseling58behavioral sciences, psychology, counseling psychology
Liberal Arts36English, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, history
Media29mass communication, media studies, organizational communications
Religion and Philosophy15religious studies, bible studies, missionary studies, youth ministry
Computer Science and Engineering3computer services management
Family and Social Work0human development and family studies

Number of programs and degrees for Rochester College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree26331
Associate's degree141
Master's degree01

Rochester College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Rochester College had a total enrollment of 977 students (879 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 50%
Women 50%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 99%
Graduate 1%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 21%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 15%
20-21 18%
22-24 19%
25-29 10%
30-34 7%
35-39 8%
40-49 15%
50-64 6%

Rochester College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 60 %
Part-Time 25 %

Rochester College Room and Board (2007)

Rochester College offers campus housing for 288 of its 879 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Rochester Hills, Michigan for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Michigan Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Rochester College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420520
SAT Math390480
ACT Verbal1724
ACT Math1624
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT9%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT79%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Rochester College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 16,610
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,610
Room and board $ 7,020
Room charge $ 3,780
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,240
Books and supplies $ 2,850
Other expenses $ 738

Financial Aid:
Rochester College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 228800)

Rochester College Faculty

Rochester College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track115

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year10$47,0600*
Associate professorcalendar year6$43,3003$42,200
Assistant professorcalendar year6$41,3677$39,057
All faculty totalcalendar year22$44,48210$40,000

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Rochester College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports164056

Rochester College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Corporate Communications
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education

Family And Social Work
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Communication and Media Studies, Other
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Organizational Communication, General

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Religion/Religious Studies, Other
Youth Ministry

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Therapy And Counseling
Behavioral Sciences
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
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