Rochester College is situated in Rochester Hills, Michigan, on a beautiful 80-acre campus that overlooks the scenic Clinton River.
Rochester Hills is a city of 70,995 that is situated midway between Detroit and Flint. There is an excellent relationship between Rochester College and the city. Mayor Bryan Barnett’s “State of the City Address” for 2009 was delivered in the college’s RAC Theater Auditorium.
In the context of an economic downturn that has affected Michigan in such a devastating way, Oakland County has the lowest unemployment rate in the state and is one of only 12 counties in the United States with a triple-A (AAA) bond rating. The median household income of persons who live in Rochester Hills is $80,882 as of 2007, compared to a figure of $74,912 in 2000. Over six million people live within 25 miles of the Rochester College campus.
We are uniquely positioned to offer two important things that many families in our area desire for their children: (a) a small, safe, and student-focused campus and (b) values-based education to prepare them for life beyond work and career.
A small-college environment allows the options of theater, athletics, music, student government, community cultural events, and a variety of other activities that contribute to the development of mental, ethical, and social skills. Well-framed opportunities combine to produce well-rounded personalities among the students who choose Rochester College.