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