Rochester Colleges and Universities

The city of Rochester, Minnesota consistently wins honors as one of Money magazine's "Best Places to Live." Students of Rochester's colleges and universities enjoy the small town feel of this vibrant big city. Rochester, Minnesota is the seat of the famed Mayo Clinic and one of IBM's largest facilities. Despite the cold winter weather, Rochester is an outdoorsy city with a large park system, and more than 60 miles of paved trails for biking, running, or strolling.

Rochester colleges and universities are anchored by the University Center Rochester, which includes Rochester Community and Technical College, Winona State University, University of Minnesota Rochester, and Cardinal Stritch University. Crossroads College, a four-year, nondenominational Christian college, offers faith-based higher education. And the Mayo Clinic hosts a range of graduate medical programs.

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Cultural Diversity in Rochester



Large Schools

Monroe Community College
Rochester Institute of Technology

Medium Schools

Rochester Community and Technical College
University of Rochester

Small Schools

Mayo Medical School
Mayo School of Health Sciences
Crossroads College
Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School
Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing
Nazareth College
Roberts Wesleyan College
St Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry
Saint John Fisher College
Talmudical Institute of Upstate New York
Mayo Graduate School
Shear Ego International School of Hair Design
Rochester General Hospital Clinical Laboratory Technology Program
Northeastern Seminary
Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES-Center for Workforce Development
University of Minnesota-Rochester
Bryant & Stratton College-Greece
Continental School of Beauty Culture-Rochester
Everest Institute-Rochester
Bryant & Stratton College-Henrietta
Minnesota School of Business-Rochester
Nova Academy of Cosmetology
Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage-Rochester
Rochester School of Hair Design
Sharp Edgez Barber Institute
Empire Beauty School-Rochester
National American University-Rochester

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