Rochester College

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800 W. Avon Road

Rochester Hills, MI 48307

Phone: (248) 218-2000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#70 Overall Score: 38 out of 100. Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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Rochester College is a private institution that was founded in 1959. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,164, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 85 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Rochester College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 70. Its tuition and fees are $20,728 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Rochester College cultivates academic excellence, principled character, servant leadership, and global awareness through a rigorous educational experience that integrates liberal arts and professional studies within an inclusive Christian heritage.

Rochester College is committed to academic excellence. The College is accredited by the North Central Association of the Higher Learning Commission. Undergraduate concentrations in its Integrated Learning Model emphasize the importance of a liberal arts curriculum that models and teaches scholarly research, critical thinking, and effective communication skills in all fields of study.

Specialized programs in education, nursing, business, psychology, and religious studies prepare our graduates both for productive careers in the marketplace and for advanced studies at graduate and professional schools. Rochester College offers a Master's Degree in religious education (MRE). The use of cutting-edge educational technology allows the delivery of courses in a variety of on-site and distance settings.

Rochester College cultivates the moral development of its students. The college affirms its commitment to holistic education that offers unique opportunities for faculty-student mentoring in our traditional campus program, degree-completion studies by adults in the College of Extended Learning (CEL) program, and online courses via a world-class technology platform. Working within a Judeo-Christian worldview, the school promotes an inclusive learning experience by welcoming students from all backgrounds, regions of the United States, and foreign countries.

The College affirms academic freedom and trains students with life skills beyond mere academic credentials. Men and women educated at Rochester College embrace challenge, apply problem-solving skills, serve their communities, and provide leadership for challenges yet to come. Deeply rooted in the Christian tradition, the College is non-sectarian in its approach to student recruitment and academic life.

Rochester College affirms and models social justice and servant leadership. Students, faculty, and staff interact to create a healthy environment of mutual respect. As people in preparation for a lifetime of growth and service, we participate in lively academic debate around important issues of our time.

The College promotes personal involvement in community service, cross-cultural engagement, political debate, and social responsibility. We are citizens of the world and have a responsibility beyond personal concerns, regional issues, or national trends. Well-educated and morally sensitive people are needed who can step up with intellect, character, and compassion to change our world for the better.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1959
Religious affiliation Church of Christ
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Rochester College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 89.4 percent.

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Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 89.4%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Rochester College is 12:1, and the school has 84.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Rochester College include: Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Psychology; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; and Theology and Religious Vocations. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 61.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate N/A
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 26%
Psychology 22%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 21%
Education 14%
Theology and Religious Vocations 6%

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Student Life

Rochester College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,164, with a gender distribution of 37.5 percent male students and 62.5 percent female students. At this school, 20 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 80 percent of students live off campus. Rochester College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,183
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Rochester College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health insurance. Rochester College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Rochester College, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Rochester College.

Students who have cars on campus 80%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $20,728 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,456 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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