Rochester College is a four-year, liberal arts college located in Rochester, Michigan; a northern exurb of Detroit. The college was founded by members of Churches of Christ in 1959. Total enrollment for the fall 2011 semester is 1,084 students.
Rochester College is primarily undergraduate (though it offers some graduate programs, such as the Master of Religious Education) and includes both residential and commuting student populations. The college also offers a degree completion program for adult students. The college is governed by a board of trustees who are members of the Churches of Christ. The Ennis and Nancy Ham Library provides service to students, faculty, staff, and others.
Rochester College was founded in 1959 as North Central Christian College, then later renamed Michigan Christian College. In 1997, the board of trustees adopted the name Rochester College in order to more clearly portray the institution's nature as a liberal arts college in a Christian setting.
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