Rochester Business Institute is now Everest

Everest students on campus

The Rochester Business Institute is now Everest Institute in Rochester, New York and Everest College in Arlington, Texas.

If you’re ready to train for a career in business, health care, or computer technology, we have the education you need here at Everest Institute. Our practical, hands-on education can provide you with the skills and training you need to become a professional in a career you’re passionate about.

History of Rochester Business Institute

Everest Institute's facilities, formerly Rochester Business Institute, are located in the town of Irondequoit, New York.

Everest Institute, formerly Rochester Business Institute, first opened its doors in 1863 to offer "commercial training" to young men. Historically, Everest Institute has been a trendsetter. It opened its doors to women in 1883. In the late 1800s, there was a serious shortage of business subject textbooks, so for a time Rochester Business Institute wrote and published its own. Soon after the turn of the century, Rochester Business Institute passed another milestone when it became the first school in the nation to offer a program for training business teachers.

In 1973, a change in ownership brought the institute under local control and established new philosophies to meet the changing requirements of modern business enterprises and to enhance the employment opportunities available to our graduates.

Early in 1976, Rochester Business Institute received approval from the Regents of the University of the State of New York to confer upon its graduates the associate degree. Because of the career and occupational focus of the institute's programs, Everest Institute currently offers Associate in Applied Science degrees.

In October 1996, Rhodes Business Group, Inc., acquired Rochester Business Institute. In June 2003, a branch was opened in Arlington, Texas. The Arlington branch was later changed to Everest College in October 2003. In October of 2006, the name of the Rochester school was changed to Everest Institute.

Former Rochester Business Institute Campuses

Everest Institute Rochester
1630 Portland Avenue
Rochester, NY 14621

Everest College Mid Cities (Arlington)
300 Six Flags Dr., Suite 100
Arlington, TX 76011

We have short-term diploma and degree programs in business, health care, technology and paralegal programs.

So if you’re thinking about training for a new career, or enhancing your current career opportunities, contact us to learn more. We have flexible class schedules, professional instructors with real-world experience, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Complete the form to request information about our career training programs. Programs and schedules vary by campus.

Rochester Business Institute Alumni

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