What are you UP for?

Getting a great degree in half the time? Studying at a campus that’s close to home and work? Or a flexible schedule that fits with your work, personal and family life? Maybe you’re up for small class sizes, hands-on learning and a unique perspective from instructors that share your worldview? Whatever you’re up for, our Center for Extended Learning offers accredited degree programs designed to serve the unique needs and learning styles of busy people like you.

The RC Advantage

  • Earn your degree in as little as 18 months
    Our accelerated classes make getting the degree you want more convenient and affordable with online/campus courses that are completed in just eight weeks!
  • More credit for prior learning = shorter path to graduation
    Get a head start on your degree by transferring up to 90 credits from other schools – that’s more than most colleges typically recognize. Plus, you can even earn credit for your work and life learning.
  • Complete your degree on your schedule

Move UP

Whether you prefer online, in-class or a combination of the two, we offer accelerated BBA and BS degrees in a wide range of disciplines that will enhance your skills and help you move up in your job, bump up in pay, or even switch up your career.

Management Macomb, Rochester Hills Yes
Psychology Macomb, Rochester Hills, Flint Yes
Early Childhood Studies Macomb, Rochester Hills, Flint, Southfield Yes
Biblical Studies Rochester Hills Yes
Strategic Leadership Macomb, Rochester Hills, Flint, Southfield Yes
Mass Communication Macomb, Flint, Southfield Yes
Mass Communication – Broadcasting Southfield Yes
Mass Communication – Public Relations Southfield Yes
Mass Communication – Graphic Design Southfield Yes
Associate of Arts Rochester Hills, Southfield Yes


Ready to get stated? Or do you still have a few questions? If so, contact your admissions adviser and they’ll help you with anything else you need.

With four locations in the Metro Detroit Area, we’re just a step away.

We offer programs at our main campus in Rochester Hills, at Macomb Community College in Clinton Township, at Mott Community College in Flint, and at Specs Howard School of Media Arts in Southfield. Since juggling work and a family can be a real challenge, we also offer a variety of online classes that support the degree programs offered at these locations:

Rochester Hills (Main Campus)

(248) 218-2022 view a map

Clinton Twp (Macomb Community College)

(586) 263-6691 view a map

Southfield (Specs Howard)

(248) 356-4875 view a map

Flint (Mott Community College)

(810) 762-0299 view a map

Don’t let financial worries hold UP your dreams.

At Rochester College, we’re sensitive to the fact that with a career, work or a family to raise, returning to school might not seem like it’s in the budget right now. That’s why we offer numerous financial aid options that allow you to pay for college without draining your retirement account or forcing you to shoulder overwhelming college loans.

Over 80% of our CEL students receive some kind of financial aid.

You can afford a degree! We’ll show you how:

CEL students can pay for their education in three convenient ways:

  1. Financial Aid
  2. Personal Payment Plans
  3. Third-Party Assistance (such as employer reimbursement or No Worker Left Behind)

Plus, if you register now, you’ll be eligible to receive one of our $350 Start UP! Scholarships.*

Contact our Student Financial Services at (800) 521-6010 (option #2) or email fa@rc.edu and we’ll happily take the time to make sure you understand your options.

*Offer valid for the first 50 respondents. First-time registration into RC’s accelerated program only. Must register for a minimum of nine credit hours. Must meet all admission and registration requirements. Offer good for 2014 only.

Listen UP to what other students are saying.

Aaron Wood and Karen Weier gained their degrees and so much more at Rochester College. Click below to meet Aaron and Karen and hear their stories!

If you like what you’ve heard, feel free to call your admissions adviser to answer any more questions you may have, or fill out the form if you’re ready to get started today!

Spring Open House


At Rochester College, we’re all about getting your education and your career on the fast track. That’s why we offer accelerated programs that are geared toward working professionals, who want to upgrade their skills or progress in their careers … and do it in as little as 12 months! See for yourself and drop by one of our conveniently located campuses for an Open House.

What to expect:

  • Explore degree options and speak with faculty members
  • Work with advisers to create your personalized degree program
  • Meet your professors and successful graduates
  • Learn about financial aid and payment options
  • On-site transfer evaluations
  • Receive a $300 textbook voucher when you register at RC

Open House Dates

Rochester Hills

Ham Library room 115
  • April 19, 10-12 p.m.


University Center 1 room 104
  • April 15, 5-7 p.m.


Curtice Mott Building room 1136
  • April 15, 5-7 p.m.