Anoka-Ramsey Community College

  • 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 Black and Hispanic), 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 (4.4 miles away).

Top Placements

Anoka-Ramsey Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Minnesota for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 169 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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

Student Body

  • The student population of Anoka-Ramsey Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 47:1 has stayed the same 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment7,877 students1,302 students
Student:Teacher Ratio47:130:1
# Full-Time Students3,068 students768 students
# Part-Time Students4,809 students534 students
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.240.45
This chart display the diversity score of Anoka-Ramsey Community College and the community college average diversity score of MN by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
College Completion Rate
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Anoka-Ramsey Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of MN by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,500$35,400

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
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,004$7,515
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2013)75%89%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$14,500$15,511
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$6,556$7,600
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.

Nearby Schools

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    Minneapolis MN  55445
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    Minneapolis MN  55401
    (612) 375-1900
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Did You Know?
For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,980 per year for in-state students and $7,515 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,383 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Minnesota community colleges have a diversity score of 0.45, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Globe University-Minneapolis. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.