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Rochester Community and Technical College

Rochester, MN 2-Year Public
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About RCTC

Rochester Community and Technical College Overview

Rochester Community and Technical College is a public, state school in a small town setting in Rochester, Minnesota. RCTC was founded in 1915 and enrolls 5,898 undergrads and no graduate students.

📆 Mark your calendar! August 15, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester.

There are many ways for students to get involved at RCTC!

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of RCTC's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? RCTC students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at RCTC, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? RCTC has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at RCTC on the Student Life page.

2022 RCTC Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $7,580
Out-of-State $7,580

Is RCTC a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer sense of what RCTC offers and if the school might be the right college for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at RCTC

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for RCTC Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with RCTC directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at RCTC

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on RCTC's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at RCTC.

Based on this information, how does RCTC sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is RCTC a good school for you?

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Where is Rochester Community and Technical College Located?

RCTC is located in the small town setting of Rochester, Minnesota.

If you are interested in seeing RCTC for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90 to Rochester, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Rochester International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what RCTC and Rochester are like without leaving home.

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College Info

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

Campus Setting: Small Town

RCTC Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 9

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 24

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to RCTC is Aug 9.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to RCTC is Aug 24.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs



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