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Rochester Community and Technical College: Narrative Description

ROCHESTER COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE X-11

851 30th Ave., SE Rochester, MN 55904-4999
Tel: (507)285-7210
Admissions: (507)280-3509
Fax: (507)285-7496
Web Site: http://www.roch.edu/

Description:

State-supported, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees (also offers 13 programs that lead to a bachelor's degree with Winona State University or University of Minnesota). Founded 1915. Setting: 460-acre small town campus. Endowment: $437,000. Total enrollment: 5,862. 2,428 applied, 99% were admitted. Students come from 39 states and territories, 36 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 34% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at other colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Winona State University-Rochester Center.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health, technology programs. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/24. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $2798 full-time, $116.60 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5596 full-time, $233.20 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 34 open to all. Most popular organizations: choir, band, football, theater, Program Council. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Christmas Concert, theatre productions. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Goddard Library plus 1 other with 62,000 books and 600 serials. 170 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The Mayo Clinic, founded by Drs. William and Charles Mayo, has made Rochester (population 73,000) world famous. The transient population is estimated at 8,000 to 10,000 at any given time. Visitors are estimated at 550,000 annually. All forms of commercial transportation are available. Community cultural facilities include the Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Municipal Band, Oratorio Society, summer open-air concerts, Carillon concerts 3 times a week, and a civic theater with a full-time director.

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