Anoka-Ramsey Community College

11200 Mississippi Blvd. NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Tel: (763)433-1100
9,332 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 9,332 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 55:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is less than the state average of 24%.
Anoka-Ramsey Community College is one of 3 community colleges within Anoka County, MN.
The nearest community college is Anoka Technical College (4.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 170 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
Anoka-Ramsey Community 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 170 staff
59 staff
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 9,332 teachers has grown by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 55:1 has increased from 36:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.21 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment
9,332 students
1,282 students
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 55:1
22:1
Anoka-Ramsey Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
3,174 students
810 students
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 6,158 students
1,017 students
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
4%
2%
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
4%
7%
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
7%
12%
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
79%
57%
Anoka-Ramsey Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
4%
2%
Anoka-Ramsey Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
3%
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
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. 0.21 0.53
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,005 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,005 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,005 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,005 $10,294
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 81%
89%
Anoka-Ramsey Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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 $5,790 per year for in-state students and $6,400 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,153 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 70%. 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 0.41, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.