Anoka-Ramsey Community College (ARCC) is an open-door, comprehensive higher education institution committed to excellence in teaching and learning. ARCC has campuses in both Cambridge and Coon Rapids, Minnesota.
The aligned institutions of Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College (ATC) are members of Minnesota State. With over 100 degree, certificate, and transfer programs across three campuses, ARCC and ATC have served the citizens of the Twin Cities and East Central Minnesota since 1965. Annually, the two colleges (three campuses) serve more than 16,000 learners of all ages and ethnicities as they pursue associate degrees that transfer as the first two years of a bachelor’s degree, or technical and certificate programs that lead immediately to rewarding careers.
We are committed to responding to the educational needs of our changing communities and to providing opportunities for enhancing knowledge, skills, and values in a supportive learning environment. We recognize and assert the value of inclusion as an ethical imperative and as a necessity for academic rigor, student success, and lifelong learning. Our goal is to strive for inclusive excellence in our commitment to preparing all students and employees for success. Our commitment to inclusive excellence seeks to extend beyond academic offerings to meet diverse student interests as well as regional and economic needs.
Our college prides itself in our support for students’ holistic needs and we have many students who are first-generation students, students with disabilities, veteran students, nontraditional students, and students who identify as LGBTQA. The student population at ARCC is composed of 0.5% American Indian/Alaska Native, 5.9% Asian, 9.2% Black or African American, 5.6% Hispanic of any race, 0.1% Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, 65.7% White, and 4.6% multiracial and 22.5% first-generation students. We are also committed to creating a vibrant and diverse community of employees at ARCC, with 15% of our current employee population being people of color.
For more information about our college, please visit our website at http://www.anokaramsey.edu