The City of Rochester is committed to educational excellence and views literacy as a fundamental component of that goal. The City maintains several initiatives and programs to improve levels of education, literacy and job readiness among its citizens. Rochester is also home to the City School District and many private schools. The University of Rochester and Monroe Community College are also located within the city limits, and Rochester residents enjoy a close proximity to several other colleges and universities. These include the Rochester Institute of Technology, Nazareth College, St. John Fisher College and Roberts Wesleyan College.