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Century College is a public institution situated in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Century College is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

3,280 Full-Time Undergraduates
$4,962 Avg In-State Tuition

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Century College Rankings

Century College is ranked #343 out of 1,831 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Century College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#58 Best Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#63 Best Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#135 Best Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Century College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Cosmetology Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Personal & Culinary Services Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Allied Health Services Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Mental & Social Health Services Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Health/Medical Admin Services Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Nursing & Nursing Assistants Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#61 Best Allied Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Century College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Cosmetology Schools College Factual
#2 Best Dental Assisting/Assistant Schools College Factual
#9 Best Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Schools College Factual
#12 Best Personal & Culinary Services Schools College Factual
#17 Best Dental Support Services Schools College Factual
#18 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Schools College Factual

Where Is Century College?

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Contact details for Century College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3300 Century Ave N, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Phone: 651-770-3200
Website: https://www.century.edu/

Can I Afford Century College?

$4,962 In-State Tuition
29% Take Out Loans
9.2% Loan Default Rate
During the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time students at Century College paid $186 per credit hour, whether they were in-state or out-of-state. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $4,962 $4,962
Fees $616 $616
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,200

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Century College, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $5,379 a year. That adds up to $21,516 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Century College is 9.2%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Century College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,280 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,203 undergraduate students at Century College, with 3,280 being full-time and 4,923 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 3,280 full-time undergraduates at Century College, 44% are male and 56% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Century College students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 599
Black or African American 306
Hispanic or Latino 273
White 1,782
International Students 99
Other Races/Ethnicities 221

Over 56 countries are represented at Century College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, China, and United Kingdom.

Online Learning at Century College

6,363 Took All Classes Online
7,438 Took At Least One Class Online
90.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 7,438 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Century College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 16th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Century College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Century College was 90.8%. This is the #371 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Century College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Century College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 58%
Health Sciences & Services 58%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Century College ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Century College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist #1
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary #9
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences #13
Health Sciences & Services #26
Health & Medical Administrative Services #113

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Century College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 135 0 0 135
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance) 90 0 0 90
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 23 63 86
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 51 20 71
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 46 0 46
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 0 30 13 43
Radiologic Technology 0 37 0 37
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 0 32 32
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 20 0 10 30
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 0 24 0 24
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 13 0 8 21
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary 0 20 0 20
CAD/CADD Drafting &/or Design Technology 8 9 0 17
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 9 8 0 17
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 0 3 14 17
Welding Technology/Welder 16 0 0 16
Building/Property Maintenance 0 5 7 12
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 1 5 6 12
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology 0 10 1 11
Engineering Technology 0 6 0 6
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 6 0 0 6
Nail Technician/Specialist & Manicurist 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 298 277 174 749

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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