Anoka Ramsey Community College

Anoka Ramsey Community College

The Anoka-Ramsey Community College began modestly with 600 students in 1965. Over the years it has grown into a huge campus spread over 103 acres in Coon Rapids, serving approximately 10,000 students every year. It is situated along the banks of the Mississippi River. Downtown Minneapolis lies 20 miles south of the campus.

The college has a second campus located in Cambridge, which started operations from 1978. Other than these two campuses, ARCC (as it is referred to in short), also offers courses in several offsite locations spread out in the neighboring communities.

The hockey team of ARCC is known as 'The Golden Rams'.

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Contacting Anoka - Ramsey

Anoka-Ramsey Community College
11200 Mississippi Blvd. NW
Coon Rapids , MN 55433-3470
General Phone: (763) 433-1240

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Anoka - Ramsey Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts511liberal arts and sciences, cartography
Nursing and Emergency Medicine151registered nursing
Business and Management105business, business management, accounting, accounting technology, retail
Computer Science and Engineering37computer science, computer networking, computer security
Therapy and Counseling22physical therapist assistant
Medical Support and Technology7health service and sciences
Science and Laboratory Technician6biology tech
Fine Arts5fine arts
Office and Administration3administrative assistant, office data entry
Engineering Technician3computer systems tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3alternative medical services
Drama and Performing Arts2drama

Number of programs and degrees for Anoka - Ramsey in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree80215
Award of less than 1 academic year6311

Anoka - Ramsey Student Body

In 2007-2008, Anoka - Ramsey had a total enrollment of 7,860 students (5,113 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 84%
Black 5%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 14%
18-19 29%
20-21 15%
22-24 11%
25-29 10%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Anoka - Ramsey Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 48 %
Part-Time 41 %

Anoka - Ramsey Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Coon Rapids, Minnesota for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Minnesota Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Anoka - Ramsey Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,100
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,100
Books and supplies $ 1,050

Financial Aid:
Anoka - Ramsey participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 233200)

Anoka - Ramsey Faculty

Anoka - Ramsey has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1322

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year45$62,00670$61,350
All faculty totalacademic year45$62,00670$61,350

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Anoka - Ramsey Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Retailing and Retail Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Systems Security

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Alternative and Complementary Medical Support Services, Other

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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What Sets Anoka - Ramsey Apart:

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
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checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
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