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So you're from Rochester, MN?

Fortunately for you, Rochester, MN offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Rochester College and University Demographics

There are 115 degree and certificate programs in disciplines such as accounting technology/technician and bookkeeping, electroneurodiagnostic/electroencephalographic technology/technologist and clinical research coordinator offered at Rochester's 8 colleges and universities for you to choose from.

The top-ranked school in Rochester is Crossroads College, with a nationwide rank of 44th in 2010. The school has approximately 170 students.

Tuition

Although tuition varies from school to school, the average tuition for Rochester schools is $6,809 per year. In Rochester, tuition rates can vary from $15,660 per year to $5,159 per year. The school charging the highest tuition rates is Minnesota School of Business, while the school with the lowest tuition rates is Rochester Community and Technical College.

Financial Aid

In 2008, students at Rochester colleges received an estimated $11,350,000 in financial aid. Of this aid, $11,211,000 was in the form of institutional grants and scholarships. The highest amount of institutional grants and scholarships given to students by a local college was $5,675,000, which was given by Rochester Community and Technical College.

Rochester Student Demographics

Approximately 2% of Minnesota students were enrolled in Rochester colleges in 2010. That is 7,877 students. Rochester Community and Technical College, with 6,269 students, had the highest number of students in Rochester, while University of Minnesota-Rochester, with only 57 students, had the lowest number.

Graduation and Retention Rates

Approximately 65% of students who enroll as first year students at Rochester schools return to complete their second year. The graduation rate for Rochester schools is approximately 24%. Crossroads College has a graduation rate of 48%, which is the highest in amongst Rochester schools. The lowest graduation rate is 24% for Rochester Community and Technical College.

Diversity

Approximately 62% of students enrolled in Rochester schools are female. The ratio of Rochester students who are 24 years old or younger to those who are over 24 years old is 86 to 100. In 2009, 19% of Rochester college students identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority. The Rochester school with the highest percentage of minority students was Mayo Graduate School, with 47% of students identifying themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background.

Rochester Faculty Demographics

As of 2010, there were a total of 5,516 faculty employed by Rochester colleges and universities. Of these faculty members, 46% were female. 27% identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority.

In 2009, Rochester colleges and universities had on average of 1 faculty for every 2 students. Hennepin Technical College had faculty to student ratio of 1 to 1, which was the highest for all schools in Rochester.

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Need a little help deciding on what to study?

We've ranked the top 50 jobs in Rochester, MN to help you find the right study subject
that fits your interest!

Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Registered Nurses 6,660 $79,460 $67,720
2
Retail Salespersons 3,590 $22,810 $25,000 2.9%
3
Medical Secretaries 1,950 $38,700 $31,820 3.7%
4
Office Clerks, General 1,760 $28,880 $28,240 -15.4%
5
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,530 $29,920 $25,140 73.9%
6
Home Health Aides 1,500 $24,470 $21,760 44.2%
7
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 1,080 $41,160 $45,860 63.6%
8
Software Developers, Applications 970 $85,300 $90,410
9
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 930 $222,870 $180,870
10
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 920 $47,110 $54,330 4.5%
11
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 860 $41,990 $41,360 -2.3%
12
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 850 $37,200 $39,890 9.0%
13
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 830 $34,600 $35,340 -25.2%
14
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 820 $47,160 $50,770 -13.7%
15
General and Operations Managers 810 $90,920 $113,100 -5.8%
16
Billing and Posting Clerks 750 $42,620 $33,270 15.4%
17
Accountants and Auditors 670 $52,440 $68,960 26.4%
18
Medical Equipment Preparers 570 $32,210 $30,350 -18.6%
19
Cooks, Restaurant 520 $23,090 $23,260 -32.5%
20
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 520 $40,740 $54,880
21
Medical Transcriptionists 430 $41,350 $33,530 22.9%
22
Pharmacy Technicians 410 $35,820 $29,330 24.2%
23
Biological Technicians 400 $62,930 $41,740
24
Carpenters 400 $46,400 $43,890 -47.4%
25
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 390 $35,670 $32,000 -57.6%
26
Financial Specialists, All Other 370 $59,740 $66,920 146.7%
27
Electricians 360 $57,770 $51,810 -2.7%
28
Surgical Technologists 350 $52,510 $41,310
29
Security Guards 330 $27,850 $26,870 26.9%
30
Medical and Health Services Managers 330 $117,440 $93,670 13.8%
31
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 320 $27,700 $26,510 23.1%
32
Managers, All Other 310 $97,330 $102,160 63.2%
33
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 310 $37,970 $38,200 -3.1%
34
Social and Human Service Assistants 310 $29,090 $30,100 -40.4%
35
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 290 $34,380 $33,300
36
Computer Programmers 260 $118,860 $74,900
37
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 260 n/a $55,620 -3.7%
38
Physical Therapists 250 $77,180 $77,990 31.6%
39
Medical Assistants 250 $38,580 $29,760 -24.2%
40
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 240 $65,210 $50,360 -52.0%
41
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 240 $29,960 $29,200 -35.1%
42
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 230 $46,450 $38,190 -30.3%
43
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 230 n/a $43,850
44
Respiratory Therapists 220 $65,830 $55,200 15.8%
45
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 220 $49,350 $55,220 29.4%
46
Physician Assistants 210 $97,870 $87,140 110.0%
47
Financial Managers 210 $102,580 $116,970 -8.7%
48
Loan Officers 210 $68,050 $65,900 -44.7%
49
Dental Assistants 210 $40,940 $34,140 10.5%
50
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 210 $67,310 $95,130 90.9%