Century College

  • 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 College is your bridge to success!

School Highlights

Century College serves 8,891 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is higher than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.

Top Placements

Century College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Minnesota for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 241 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Century College(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty241 staff73 staff
This chart display total faculty of Century College and community college average number of faculty in MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Century College has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has increased from 28:1 over five years.
The Century College diversity score of 0.66 is more than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has grown by 36% over five years.
Total Enrollment8,891 students1,859 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Century College and community college average number of enrollment of MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio37:129:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Century College and community college average student staff ratio of MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
# Full-Time Students3,419 students843 students
This chart display the total number of Full-Time students enrollment of Century College and average number of community college Full-Time students enrollment of MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
# Part-Time Students5,472 students1,016 students
This chart display the total number of Part-Time students enrollment of Century College and average number of community college Part-Time students enrollment of MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Century College. This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of MN.
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in Century College and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Asian
15%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Century College and the percentage of Asian community college students in MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Hispanic
8%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Century College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Black
10%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Century College and the percentage of Black community college students in MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% White
54%
63%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Century College and the percentage of White community college students in MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Two or more races
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Century College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Non Resident races
5%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Century College and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Unknown races
2%
6%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Century College. This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MN.
Diversity Score0.660.58
This chart display the diversity score of Century College and the community college average diversity score of MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
College Completion Rate
18%
32%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Century College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of MN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,700$35,400
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Century College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of MN by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $5,359 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 $5,359 is less than the state average of $7,204. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,359$6,639
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Century College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,359$7,204
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Century College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid75%85%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Century College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates$15,776$13,350
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Century College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in MN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$8,897$7,508
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Century College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in MN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBaseball, Soccer, SoftballBaseball, Soccer,
Softball
Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Century College is Globe University-Woodbury (7.5 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Globe University-Woodbury
    Private, for profit
    776 students | 7.50 Mi8089 Globe Drive
    Saint Paul MN  55125
    (651) 332-8000
    7.50776
  • McNally Smith College of Music
    McNally Smith College of Music Photo - Students conversing on the campus of McNally Smih in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota.
    Private, for profit
    518 students | 8.80 Mi19 Exchange Street East
    Saint Paul MN  55101
    (651) 291-0177
    8.80518
  • 135 students | 8.80 Mi1711 W County Rd B
    Roseville MN  55113
    (651) 636-7406
    8.80135
  • 6,912 students | 9.30 Mi235 Marshall Ave
    Saint Paul MN  55102
    (651) 846-1600
    9.306,912
  • 239 students | 11.70 Mi3680 Pheasant Ridge Dr NE
    Minneapolis MN  55449
    (763) 225-8000
    11.70239
Recent Articles
For-profit colleges are now becoming an alternative for community college students who are stuck on waiting lists or who hope to earn bachelor's degrees. Learn more about the opportunities and articulation agreements between for-profit colleges and community colleges.
Education now comes with a money-back guarantee. Learn about which community college is guaranteeing that its graduates will secure jobs - or get their money back.
The world was ill-prepared to find itself in the midst of a global pandemic and the effects of the past year will linger for many years to come. No industry was unaffected and the pandemic brought to light inequities in many, particularly the U.S. education system. Read on to learn how the pandemic has affected community colleges and what students can expect in the future.