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Rochester Community and Technical College
Winona State University

Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) can help you get there!  RCTC offers you the latest technology, great facilities, innovative courses, and technical and transfer programs in nursing and allied health, sciences, technology and business.


RCTC is the oldest community college in Minnesota with roots dating back to 1915.  Our mission is to provide accessible, affordable educational opportunities to meet the needs of a diverse community.

Our Students

The College enrolls approximately 6,000 students annually in credit-based programs.  Another 10,000 are served in noncredit and credit-based workforce initiatives.


RCTC offers over 70 programs of study with approximately 125 credential options in nursing and allied health, accounting and business, sciences and technical, public and human services and liberal arts programming.  RCTC,  in partnership with Winona State University, offers multiple Path to Purple options. 

Get there!

Winona State University-Rochester Center is a dynamic learning community that provides rigorous, high quality baccalaureate and graduate education opportunities to students.  The presence of WSU Rochester Center's thirty-eight residential faculty located in Rochester is evidence of its strong commitment to serving the community and region.


Winona State University, founded in 1860, is the oldest State University west of the Mississippi.  For more than 80 years WSU has delivered quality higher education in Rochester and the surrounding area.

Our Students

Winona State University-Rochester Center serves over 1,500 students annually in undergraduate and graduate education.


Winona State University-Rochester Center has a formal transfer agreement with Rochester Community and Technical College known as Path to Purple and covers several baccalaureate majors.  Students complete the first two years at RCTC, then the second two years at Winona State University.  Thirteen different graduate programs within six graduate degrees are offered at the Rochester Center.  These include a joint master's level program in Nurse Anesthesia with the Mayo Clinic and a joint master's level program in education and nursing with the University of Minnesota.

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Rochester Community & Technical CollegeWinona State University

CONTACT: University Center Rochester • 851 30th Ave. SE • Rochester, MN 55904 • General Info: (507) 285-7210 • 1-800-247-1296 // TTY Relay 1-800-627-3529 • Alternate formats available to individuals with disabilities, call (507) 280-2968.

University Center Rochester, located in Rochester, MN, is a higher education partnership between Rochester Community and Technical College, University of Minnesota, and Winona State University.