Pop quiz, knuckleheads. Tell me if you know. Who is the biggest higher education provider in Rochester?
Hands, please. Did you say Rochester Community and Technical College? Extra credit!
It can be challenging figuring out the contours of Rochester’s higher education market, what with its many players.
Here’s one way to think about it: If you took all the students served by Rochester’s many campuses and put them in a single university, it would be a school of more than 17,000 students, according to one back-of-the-envelope estimate. And that would make it one of the state’s largest universities.
But history, politics and economic circumstances created something different: A higher education scene served not by one university