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 8,845 students (38% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 37%.

Top Rankings

Anoka-Ramsey Community College ranks 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 ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty169 staff73 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Anoka-Ramsey Community College has grown by 12% over five years.
The Anoka-Ramsey Community College diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has grown by 113% over five years.
Total Enrollment8,845 students1,859 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio52:129:1
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# Full-Time Students3,329 students843 students
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# Part-Time Students5,516 students1,016 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
5%
6%
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% Hispanic
5%
6%
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% Black
8%
11%
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% White
69%
63%
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
5%
3%
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% Unknown races
3%
6%
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Diversity Score0.510.58
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College Completion Rate
24%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,500$35,400
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,004 is less than the state average of $6,639. 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 $7,204. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,004$6,639
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,004$7,204
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid75%85%
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Median Debt for Graduates$14,874$13,350
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Median Debt for Dropouts$8,098$7,508
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Source: 2019 (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

The nearest community college to Anoka-Ramsey Community College is Anoka Technical College (4.4 miles away).
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  • 1,844 students | 4.40 Mi1355 Highway 10 West
    Anoka, MN 55303
    (763) 433-1100
    4.401,844
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    Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
    (763) 488-0391
    4.706,286
  • 4,762 students | 5.70 Mi9000 Brooklyn Blvd
    Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
    (952) 995-1300
    5.704,762
  • 239 students | 8.90 Mi3680 Pheasant Ridge Dr NE
    Minneapolis, MN 55449
    (763) 225-8000
    8.90239
  • 203 students | 13.50 Mi300 North 1st Ave, Suite 500
    Minneapolis, MN 55401
    (612) 375-1900
    13.50203
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Did You Know?
For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,639 per year for in-state students and $7,204 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,414 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 86%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Minnesota community colleges have a diversity score of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Saint Paul College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.