• 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 8,203 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the state average of 32%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 8,203 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,359
  • Out-state tuition: $5,359
  • Student:teacher ratio: 18:1
  • Minority enrollment: 40%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Century College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 457 teachers has grown by 89% over five years.
Century College
(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
457 staff
153 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Century College has declined by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
The Century College diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,203 students
1,912 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
16:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,280 students
1,076 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,923 students
1,424 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Century College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
591 students
309 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,280 students
991 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
52 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
4,923 students
1,331 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
24 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
112 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
16%
6%
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% Hispanic
8%
7%
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% Black
9%
9%
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% White
60%
68%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
2%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
4%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MN.
Diversity Score
0.60
0.52
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
5.03%
2.61%
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 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.97%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$37,700
$36,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,359 is less than the state average of $5,427. 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 $6,082. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,359
$5,427
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,359
$6,082
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
92%
94%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$15,750
$12,264
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$8,250
$6,747
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 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
91%
SAT Reading
n/a
625
SAT Math
n/a
600
SAT Writing
n/a
565
ACT Composite
n/a
24
ACT English
n/a
24
ACT Math
n/a
23
ACT Writing
n/a
8

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports
Sports
Baseball, Soccer, Softball
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Century College cost?

Century College's tuition is approximately $5,359 for In-State students and $5,359 for Out-State students.

What sports does Century College offer?

Century College offers 3 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Soccer and Softball.

What is Century College's ranking?

Century College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Minnesota for: Largest student body and Highest completion rates.

School Calendar

View the Century College yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

  • Event Date
  • Spring Break March 06, 2023 (Monday)
  • Spring Break March 07, 2023 (Tuesday)
  • Spring Break March 08, 2023 (Wednesday)
  • Spring Break March 09, 2023 (Thursday)
  • Spring Break March 10, 2023 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 8,203 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,359
  • Out-state tuition: $5,359
  • Student:teacher ratio: 18:1
  • Minority enrollment: 40%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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