Century College

Tel: (651)770-3200
10,076 students
Public institution
Century College is a learning-centered community committed to providing quality lifelong educational opportunities for a diverse citizenry.
School Highlights
Century College serves 10,076 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 40:1 is higher than the state community college average of 33:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the state average of 32%.
Century College is one of 2 community colleges within Washington County, MN.
The nearest community college is Globe University-Woodbury (6.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 250 teachers has declined by 26% over five years.
College Century College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 250 staff
61 staff
Century College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 10,076 has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 40:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 33% over five years.
Total Enrollment 10,076 students 1,315 students
Century College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 40:1
Century College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 3,994 students
815 students
Century College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 6,082 students
1,061 students
Century College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Century College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Century College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Century College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Century College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Century College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Century College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Century College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Century College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Century 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. 0.60 0.70
Century College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,360 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,360 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,360 $5,590
Century College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,360 $10,086
Century College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 77%
Century College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Century is a comprehensive, two-year public college that was created in 1996 when the former Lakewood Community College consolidated with Northeast Metro Technical College. A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, Century is located in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, on a 170-acre campus that includes a wildlife refuge. Century College is the largest two-year college in the state, serving about 12,000 students per year. Century's enrollment has grown 44 percent over the last four years. Century students earn college credit leading to an associate degree that provides a seamless transfer to four-year Minnesota colleges and universities. Or they enroll in career and technical programs in areas such as computer and information technology, nursing, dental hygiene, emergency medicine, business, automotive technology and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning technology. Century has a large English-As-A-Second-Language department that serves students from 44 different countries. A new campus Multicultural Center offers students a central location where they can have their questions answered and establish a social network. Century provides a wide variety of cultural events including concerts, theatrical productions and art shows that are attended by community members. Hundreds of area students from local schools attend Century's award-winning summer academic program called “Kaleidescope.”

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Did You Know?
For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,340 per year for in-state students and $6,914 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,337 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 74%. 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 0.52, which is equal to the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is The Art Institutes International-Minnesota. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.