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 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 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 27%.
  • Century College is one of 5 community colleges within Ramsey County, MN.
  • The nearest community college to Century College is Globe University-Woodbury (6.9 miles away).

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 yrs but < 4 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty241 staff56 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Century College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Century College diversity score of 0.49 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment9,478 students1,302 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio39:130:1
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# Full-Time Students3,618 students768 students
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# Part-Time Students5,860 students534 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
13%
5%
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% Hispanic
5%
5%
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% Black
6%
9%
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% White
70%
73%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
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% Unknown races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.490.45
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College Completion Rate
14%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,700$35,400
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,359 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 $5,359 is less than the state average of $7,515. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,359$6,980
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,359$7,515
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid77%89%
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Median Debt for Graduates$16,070$15,511
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,701$7,600
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Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBaseball, Soccer, SoftballBaseball, Soccer,
Softball
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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