Rochester Area Colleges

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The Rochester Area Colleges is a consortium of higher education institutions in the Rochester, New York metropolitan area in the United States. Founded in 1970, Rochester Area Colleges has numerous area public and private colleges as members, and provides numerous collaborative working opportunities for colleges and their students. The purpose of the association is to support the functions of career development, placement and experiential education in the region. University of Rochester is generally regarded as the premier institution within the consortium.

The consortium consists of:

Rochester Area Colleges also sponsor a website,, to assist in regional economic development. This provides economic development organizations, site selectors, corporations, and individuals a gateway to the multitude of resources provided by Rochester's academic institutions.

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