Century College

Tel: 6517731700
  • Century College is a two-year community and technical college located in White Bear Lake, MN.As one of the largest two-year colleges in Minnesota, we serve over 21,000 credit and non-credit students per year.
  • We offer degrees, diplomas, certificates, and courses in general education and transfer, business, human services, health sciences, technology, engineering, applied design, industrial and non-credit workforce training.
  • With a variety of student support and student life opportunities, including athletics, student clubs and organizations, campus theatre, Multicultural Center, LGBTQ Center, Veterans Center, and much more, Century College provides a warm, welcoming and vibrant campus community. Hear from students about their Century College experiences.
  • As a "community" college, we care about our local communities. We are engaged, connected and a resource within our local communities, including K-12 and workforce/industry partners. Get to know us!Century
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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 26%.
  • Century College is one of 2 community colleges within Washington 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 38% over five years.
Century College (MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs Four or more years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 241 staff 51 staff
Century College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 9,478 has declined by 12% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has increased from 28:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.49 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has declined by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment 9,478 students 1,302 students
Century College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 39:1 33:1
Century College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 3,618 students 768 students
Century College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 5,860 students 534 students
Century College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Century College Enrollment Breakdown MN All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Century College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Century College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Century College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Century College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Century College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Century College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
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Century College Non Resident (2007-2015)
% Unknown races
Century College Ethnicity Breakdown MN All Ethnic Groups 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 0.44
Century College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Century College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $37,700 $35,800
Century College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,359 is less than the state average of $6,975. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,359 is less than the state average of $7,510. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,359 $6,975
Century College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,359 $7,510
Century College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 77% 91%
Century College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $16,070 $15,511
Century College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $7,701 $7,600
Century College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Baseball, Soccer, SoftballBaseball, Soccer,
Source: 2016 (or 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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Did You Know?
For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,975 per year for in-state students and $7,510 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,367 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 83%. 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 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.