Rochester Community And Technical College

Rochester Community And Technical College

Rochester Community & Technical College, also referred to as RCTC, is a coeducational, community college located in Rochester, Minnesota, United States. It is the oldest community college in Minnesota. RCTC was established in 1915 under the name University Department of Southern University. In 1917, the college's name was changed to Rochester Junior College. In 1973, the name changed again to Rochester Community College. From 1987 to 1991, the college's name changed three more times from Rochester Technical Institute to Rochester Technical College to Minnesota Riverland Technical College. The last name was given after the college merged with Austin and Faribault Technical College. In September 1996, the college was finally christened as RCTC.

The departments at RCTC include the following:

  • Art
  • Business Programs
  • English as a Second Language
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • World Languages

The sports teams of the College are called RCTC Yellow Jackets. The official mascot is Sting the bee. The students of RCTC compete in baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, fast pitch softball, volleyball, and wrestling.

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Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Ave SE
Rochester , MN 55904-4999
General Phone: (507) 285-7210

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Rochester Community and Technical College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts359liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine152EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Medical Support and Technology138health service and sciences, dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical coding, veterinary assistant, cardiovascular tech, electroencephalographic tech, surgical tech, radiographer, ...
Medical Administration89health unit coordinator, medical records tech, medical transcription, medical secretary, medical informatics
Business and Management72business management, customer service management, accounting, accounting technology, human resources development, retail
Security and Law Enforcement55criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police
Construction Trades53carpentry, property management
Engineering Technician50civil engineering tech, electronics tech, mechanical engineering tech, computer systems tech, CAD and design, architectural drafting
Mechanics and Repair24HVAC, automobile mechanics
Family and Social Work19child care management
Office and Administration14data entry, administrative assistant, general office occupations
Landscaping and Horticulture12greenhouse operations, turf management
Design10graphic design
Computer Science and Engineering9web design, computer graphics, computer networking, system administration
Animal Science and Care7equine science
Music5music theory and composition
Science5biomedical sciences
Education and Teaching4music teaching, teacher aide
Media1digital communications
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1sports and fitness management
Photography and Commercial Art1photography

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year13122
Associate's degree81642
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years8715
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years473

Rochester Community and Technical College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Rochester Community and Technical College had a total enrollment of 5,898 students (4,270 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 82%
Black 7%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 28%
20-21 16%
22-24 14%
25-29 13%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Rochester Community and Technical College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 44 %

Rochester Community and Technical College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Rochester Community and Technical College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,820
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,820
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Rochester Community and Technical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 237300)

Rochester Community and Technical College Faculty

Rochester Community and Technical College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track106
Non-tenured and not on tenure track02

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year59$59,98789$62,463
All faculty totalacademic year59$59,98789$62,463

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

Rochester Community and Technical College Degree Programs (2007)

Animal Science And Care
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Customer Service Management
Human Resources Development
Retailing and Retail Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
System Administration/Administrator
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance and Management

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Greenhouse Operations and Management
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Informatics
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Tech/Tech
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Music Theory and Composition

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Photography And Commercial Art

Biomedical Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Career counseling
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checked On-campus day care
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checked Option to study abroad
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checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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