Anoka-Ramsey Community College

11200 Mississippi Blvd. NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433-3470
Tel: (763)433-1100
7,877 students
Public institution
Anoka-Ramsey Community College is an open-door, comprehensive higher education institution committed to excellence in teaching and learning. Anoka-Ramsey is committed to responding to the educational needs of its changing communities and to providing opportunities for enhancing knowledge, skills, and values in a supportive learning environment.
School Highlights
Anoka-Ramsey Community College serves 7,877 students (39% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 25%.
Anoka-Ramsey Community College is one of 3 community colleges within Anoka County, MN.
The nearest community college is Anoka Technical College (4.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 169 teachers has declined by 26% over five years.
College Anoka-Ramsey Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 169 staff
63 staff
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 7,877 has declined by 14% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,877 students 1,371 students
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 3,068 students
779 students
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 4,809 students
1,085 students
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Anoka-Ramsey Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Anoka-Ramsey Community College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Unknown (2006-2014)
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.24 0.70
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,004 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,004 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,004 $5,664
Anoka-Ramsey Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,004 $10,360
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College (ARCC) is a multi-campus institution and a member institution of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. The Coon Rapids Campus is located on the banks of the Mississippi River twenty miles north of downtown Minneapolis. The Cambridge Campus is located on west Highway 95 on the Rum River in Cambridge. Beginning in 1965 with 600 students in a wing of Centennial High School in Circle Pines, Anoka-Ramsey Community College has grown considerably. In 1967 the college moved to the current Coon Rapids Campus of approximately 103 acres. The Cambridge Campus opened in 1978 and has shown consistent growth in enrollment and facilities. In addition, students may complete many ARCC college courses at convenient off-site locations throughout the neighboring communities. During the 2003-2004 academic year, 9,798 students completed credit classes at the college. Annually, the college serves over 9,000 learners of all ages as they pursue associate degrees that transfer as the first two years of a bachelor\'s degree, or certificate programs that lead immediately to rewarding careers. Anoka-Ramsey Community College is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. The college also focuses on providing professional development and continuing education programs for working adults. Over 7,000 students enroll in these courses each year. Anoka-Ramsey Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Registered Nurse, AS program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The Physical Therapist Assistant, AAS program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association. ARCC is governed by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees.

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Did You Know?
For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,611 per year for in-state students and $6,242 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,988 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Minnesota community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.43, which is lower than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Globe University-Minneapolis. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.