Anoka-Ramsey Community College

11200 Mississippi Blvd. NW
Minneapolis, MN 55433-3470
Tel: (763)433-1100
  • 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).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 47:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College is one of 3 community colleges within Anoka County, MN.
  • The nearest community college to Anoka-Ramsey Community College is Anoka Technical College (4.5 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 169 teachers has declined by 29% over five years.
Anoka-Ramsey Community College(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty169 staff56 staff
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Anoka-Ramsey Community College has declined by 16% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 47:1 has increased from 36:1 over five years.
  • The Anoka-Ramsey Community College diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 16% over five years.
Total Enrollment7,877 students1,302 students
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio47:130:1
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students3,068 students768 students
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students4,809 students534 students
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Enrollment Breakdown MN All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Anoka-Ramsey Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2011)
% Asian
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Anoka-Ramsey Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Anoka-Ramsey Community College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.240.45
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,500$35,800
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,004 is less than the state average of $6,980. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,004 is less than the state average of $7,515. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,004$6,980
Anoka-Ramsey Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,004$7,515
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid75%89%
Anoka-Ramsey Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Graduates$14,500$15,511
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,556$7,600
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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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