Fast Facts

The University of Minnesota Rochester will inspire and empower undergraduates to solve the grand health challenges of the 21st century.

Founded: 2006

First Graduating Class: 2013

Location: Downtown Rochester, Minnesota -- in the heart of the medical community

Speciality: Undergraduate Health Sciences

UMR Majors:

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS)

An innovative degree program with an integrated curriculum to provide students with a foundational undergraduate education that allows them to pursue a wide range of careers in the health sciences field.

Bachelor of Science in Health Professions (BSHP)

Four degree programs in educational collaboration with Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.

Enrollment: UMR serves just under 1,000 students total.

    • UMR does not charge out-of-state tuition
    • 79% of classes have fewer than 30 students
    • Average class size is 22 students
    • 100% of students are considered for merit scholarships

Note: There are no Teaching Assistants. There are no lecture halls. Faculty are available in JustASK centers daily.

University History

The University of Minnesota Rochester began as a concept in the 1950s when Rochester legislators and community advocates started the campaign to increase University of Minnesota’s presence in Rochester, Minnesota.

Students are driven and united by their passion to make a difference in the world through a health career and a life of service to their communities.

    • 44% of 2023 graduates plan to pursue graduate or professional school.
    • 56% of 2023 graduates plan to go straight into the workforce to pursue their career.
    • 67% of UMR’s undergraduates are “underrepresented,” which includes BIPOC*, first-generation students and/or low income students.
    • 80% of graduating students had a meaningful experience at Mayo Clinic during their time at UMR.
    • 100% of BSHP graduates have entered the workforce in their field.
    • UMR graduates contribute to the diversification of the health care workforce – a development expected to enhance innovation and public health outcomes.
    • We continue to live out our land grant mission with a student body that is 80% from Minnesota.
    • There is no educational attainment gap for underrepresented students (first-generation, Pell Grant eligible, students of color).
    • UMR students participate in Living Learning Communities that enhance student success.

*BIPOC - Black, Indigenous, People of Color