Anoka-Ramsey Community College: Narrative Description

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11200 Mississippi Blvd., NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433-3470
Tel: (763)427-2600
Admissions: (763)422-3420
Fax: (763)576-5944
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 100-acre suburban campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Total enrollment: 5,606. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 27:1. 3,190 applied, 100% were admitted. 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 4% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 34% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System; evening courses at area community centers and high schools. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission for state residents only; the nursing program and some technical programs have additional admission requirements. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3073 full-time, $102.42 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6145 full-time, $204.84 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $383 full-time, $12.78 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Student Senate, student newspaper, International Student Club, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. Major annual events: Fall Picnic, Spring Picnic. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Coon Rapids Campus Library with 40,651 books, 25,588 microform titles, 232 serials, 1,517 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $431,917. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A suburban area with a temperate climate, Coon Rapids (population 53,000) enjoys all the recreational, social and cultural advantages of the Twin Cities. All forms of commercial transportation are available. Community facilities include churches, a public library and a community hospital nearby.

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