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851 30th Avenue SE
Rochester, MN 55904-4999
United States

Certificates / Diplomas
Associate Degree
RCTC was founded in 1915 on a motion by Dr. Charles Mayo to the Rochester School Board. Rochester is Minnesota’s oldest – and one of the nation’s oldest – original community colleges. In 2015, the College celebrated its 100th Anniversary.

-A campus of more than 500 acres
-More than 70 technical and transfer programs
-More than 100 degree options
-More than 300 online classes for students near and far
-Award-winning, expert faculty
-Service learning programs in the U.S. and around the world
-Innovative technology initiatives throughout the campus
-Successful partnerships with Rochester business and industry
-Diverse career pathways with other educational institutions
-205 All-American athletes since 1957
-Nationally recognized Regional Sports Center with more than 20 athletic fields
-Rich and varied performing arts programs
-Theater, gallery, art, and multimedia studios
The following information should help you understand the cost of attending college. Keep in mind that most students receive a financial aid package (grants and scholarships) which lowers their out-of-pocket cost. This is reflected on the net price information, if available.
Living On-Campus
Living Off-Campus
Living with Family
The amounts above pertain to first-time full-time undergraduate students and include tuition and fees, housing and meals, transportation, and personal expenses. Use these estimated amounts as a reference for building your annual budget for attending this institution.
Average Net Price $13,522 / year

This is the average annual amount that first-time, full-time undergraduate students pay at this institution after subtracting all grants and scholarships from the cost of attendance.

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Net cost after grants and scholarships by income
$0-$30,000: $11,936
$30,001-$48,000: $12,215
$48,001-$75,000: $13,763
$75,001-$110,000: $16,634
Over $110,000: $17,849

This net price data shows the average amount students have paid, according to their family income, after subtracting all grants and scholarships.

Student/Faculty Ratio
Size of Student Body
Average Class Size
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Breakdown by Race
Black or African American: 15%
Hispanic: 9%
Asian: 5%
White: 65%
Two or more races: 5%
International Students: 1%
Unknown: 1%
Breakdown by Age
19 and Younger: 30%
20 to 24: 31%
25 to 34: 23%
35 to 44: 10%
45 and Older: 6%
Breakdown by Gender
Men: 36%
Women: 63%
New entering students who are transfers

Graduation Rate for Two-Year Programs
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Completers within 3 years by race
Black or African American: 15%
Hispanic: 16%
White: 35%
Completers within 3 years by Gender
Men: 25%
Women: 31%
Retention Rate
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Retention Rate By Type
Full-time: 53%
Part-time: 47%
Average amount of federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid awarded to undergraduate students

The following information pertains to first-time full-time undergraduate students.

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Average amount of aid awarded to full-time first-time undergraduates
State/Local grant aid: $1,229
Institutional grant aid: $945
Federal grant aid: $3,036
Average amount of grant aid awarded by income (all sources)
$0-$30,000: $6,253
$30,001-$48,000: $5,629
$48,001-$75,000: $4,223
$75,001-$110,000: $1,091
Over $110,000: $67
School Scholarships
Required Forms: FAFSA
Title IV (FAFSA) School Code:
Financial Aid Contact

This section shows the median debt graduates incurred to complete their degree at this institution.

Median Cumulative Debt by Degree Type
  • Associate's Degree: $15,000
  • Undergraduate Certificate: $12,000
Percent of Graduates With Loans
  • Associate's Degree: 49%
  • Undergraduate Certificate: 40%

  • System applications (online)
  • School applications (online)
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Transcripts
  • Accepts dual credits
  • Accepts exam-based credits
  • Institution awards credits for military training
Application Timelines

Rolling Admissions Deadline

2 weeks before start of Fall- absolute and 1 week before Spring - absolute

Financial Aid Application Deadline

See the RCTC Foundation website at for more details.

Admissions Contact
The data displayed below comes from the Graduate Employment Outcomes tool and only reports on graduates employed in Minnesota. This section shows employment data for graduate class of 2017, including percent of graduates with full-time employment in the 3rd year after college graduation and the median annual wages by award level, according to the Minnesota unemployment insurance records. Data does not include federal employees, self-employed (e.g. professional freelancers, artists, developers, designers, business owners), military, or individuals who moved out of state for a job. The list below may be incomplete and limited to some majors. Additionally, data has been suppressed when it refers to 10 or less students.Jump to:
Certificates / Diplomas
Field of Study Percent Employed Full-time 3 Years Post-Graduation Median Annual Salary of Graduates
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 65% $40,927
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 65% $40,927
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection 83% $57,515
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection 83% $57,515
Construction Trades, General 62% $57,020
Health professions and related programs 37% $44,223
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants 34% $44,279
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants 34% $44,279
Associate Degree
Field of Study Percent Employed Full-time 3 Years Post-Graduation Median Annual Salary of Graduates
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 84% $52,525
Business Administration, Management and Operations 67% $40,117
Business, management, marketing, and related support services 66% $43,241
Criminal Justice and Corrections 65% $54,395
Health and Medical Administrative Services 79% $47,636
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 56% $55,441
Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services 65% $54,395
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 28% $42,031
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 28% $42,031
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 60% $55,572
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 60% $55,572
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 44% $73,192
This profile features institution-wide data. Be aware that some categories may not be showing and that data is suppressed when reporting is for 10 or less students. Most data and terminology is sourced from IPEDS. To learn more about each section, please refer to Data Sources.