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Century College

3300 Century Ave N, White Bear Lake, MN

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Century College, located in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, was founded 1967 and was originally known as Lakewood Community College. The school merged with Northeast Metro Technical College in 1996, becoming Century Community and Technical College before changing its name to Century College. The school is the largest two year college in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. The school continually reviews facilities, services and programs to ensure they remain relevant and that the needs of current and future students are met.

Academics
Century College has a large number of programs and services aimed at meeting the needs of its current and future students. Academic transfer programs allow students to take a curriculum that mirrors the first two years of a four year program, followed by the applying to a bachelor degree granting institution in order to continue the education and earn a four year degree. Transfer to public Minnesota institutions is facilitated by agreements in place with the MnSCU System that ease requirements, though those individuals interested in transfer to private or out of state schools should meet with a counselor to discuss transfer and curriculum options.

Career training programs provide students with an education in a given field or industry that assists them entry into the workforce as a qualified professionals through training and skill development. Students will participate in traditional and practical courses as needed by the program, with practical courses providing training and development in a controlled environment under the supervision of experienced professionals. These programs take between one and two years to complete and give provide the student with an associate degree or certificate which demonstrates competency.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Any individual interested in attending Century College may do so if they are a high school graduate or 18 years of age or older. Individuals must complete the application for admissions and pay all associated fees. Students should also supply transcripts and test scores if available, and may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. Students are also encouraged to participate in new student orientation and to meet with a counselor to discuss program enrollment and curriculum prior to the selection of courses.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information provided by which will be used by the school's financial aid department to determine the extent of a given student's need and their aid program eligibility when constructing his or her financial aid packet. Aid must be applied for prior to each academic year and it is recommended that the application be completed in a timely fashion.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $13,300. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $20 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $4,800-$5,800 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • Per unit charges are around $200 for part time students

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid75%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships52%$4,273
Receiving Student Loans43%$4,951

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 9%.

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Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Century College may offer services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work
  • Day care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges found throughout the state of Minnesota, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 Century CollegeWashington CountyMinnesota
Graduation Rate13.5%-28.9%
Transfer-out Rate30.0%-25.7%

Popular Transfer-Out Colleges & Universities

Many students from Century College may transfer-out and continue their education at the following four-year colleges & universities:

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Assistant Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1972)
  • Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1994)
  • Radiology Technician Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1989)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Agriculture Operations

  • Horticulture (C)
  • Greenhouse Operations and Management (A, C)
  • Horticultural Science (A)
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping (A)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

  • Digital Communication and Media (A, C)

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering

  • Pre-Engineering (A)

Engineering Technology

  • Cad Drafting (A, C)
  • Computer Systems Technology (A)
  • Solar Energy Technology (C)

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • Womens Studies (C)

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Global Studies (C)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice (A)
  • Police Science (A)
  • Security and Protective Services (A, C)
  • Criminalistics and Criminal Science (A)
  • Fire Science (C)
  • Corrections (C)

Visual and Performing Arts

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