Rochester school information

IndexRochesterMinnesotaNational
Average Test Scores53%52%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:116:116:1
Total public schools442,22479,221
Total private schools1347724,874
Total post-secondary schools41407,963
The Rochester, MN educational system consists of 44 public schools, 13 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Rochester public schools have average test scores of 53% which is 1% higher than than the Minnesota average and 7% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Rochester public schools is 15:1, compared to 16:1 in Minnesota and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 92.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 91.0% have completed high school, 43.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 8.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Rochester are 7% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 44 public schools in Rochester.
  • 92.0% of people in Rochester have completed 8th grade.
  • 91.0% of people in Rochester have completed high school.
  • 43.7% of people in Rochester have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Rochester

IndexRochesterMinnesotaNational
Completed 8th grade92.0%90.5%84.3%
Completed high school91.0%89.5%83.0%
Completed some college74.3%66.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree54.9%45.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors43.7%34.2%30.3%
Completed masters19.1%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree8.8%3.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.6%1.4%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Rochester (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Elgin, MN1,21373%47%
Chatfield, MN2,82168%38%
Eyota, MN2,07368%37%
Kasson, MN6,14367%36%
Stewartville, MN6,06266%34%
Rochester, MN111,39653%7%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Clearwater, FL111,74740%19%
Westminster, CO111,77032%36%
Inglewood, CA111,01222%55%
Fairfield, CA110,95338%22%
West Jordan, UT110,92839%20%
Rochester, MN111,39653%7%
Source: The Rochester, MN education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.