Century College

Tel: (651)770-3200
9,478 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 9,478 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 39:1 is higher than the state community college average of 33:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 25%.
Century College is one of 5 community colleges within Ramsey County, MN.
The nearest community college is Globe University-Woodbury (6.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 241 teachers has declined by 31% over five years.
College Century College Community College Avg.
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 241 staff
62 staff
Century College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 9,478 has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has increased from 29:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 9,478 students 1,371 students
Century College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 39:1
Century College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 3,618 students
779 students
Century College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 5,860 students
1,083 students
Century College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Century College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Century College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
Century College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Century College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Century College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Century College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Century College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
Century College Unknown (2006-2014)
% Non Resident races
Century College Non Resident (2006-2014)
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. 0.49 0.70
Century College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,373 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 $5,373 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,373 $5,664
Century College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,373 $10,360
Century College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 77%
Century College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (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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