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Century College

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Century College
Century college logo lrg.jpg
Motto Your Bridge to Success!
Established 1967
Type Community and Technical College, Public
President Dr. Ron Anderson
Students 11,000
Undergraduates 14
Location White Bear Lake, Minnesota, USA
Campus Suburban, 170 acres (69 ha)
Mascot Woody Wood Duck

Century College is a two-year community college located in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. As a part of the MnSCU system, it is the largest two-year community and technical college in Minnesota. Century was founded in 1967 as Lakewood Community College but in 1996 it merged with Northeast Metro Technical to become Century College.

About Century College

Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association. This accreditation facilitates the transfer of credit to Minnesota universities and colleges as well as to institutions throughout the United States.

Century offers liberal arts transfer degrees and professional programs. Century College also offers over 60 different career programs and short-term certificate programs. Classes are offered online, during the day, evening, and weekends. Century College also offers accelerated classes which begin after Labor Day and end before Thanksgiving.

2008 marked the grand opening of Century College’s new science/library building. The year prior the Kopp Technology Center, named after Lee and Barbara Kopp, was also dedicated.


There is an array of programs offered at Century. Fields of study include: Advertising and Marketing, Art and Design, Automotive, Business and Management, Nursing, EMS, Industry and Industrial Design, Law Enforcement, Liberal Arts, Science, and Technology. Continuing Education and Customized Training programs serve students and business/industry customers in all these areas and more.


Century does a lot to give back the community including Hands-on learning for kids and teens, Prime Time classes, Scenic Wood Duck Trail, and many other services to the community.Athletics Century is affiliated with the Minnesota Community College Conference and National Junior College Athletic Association Division 3, which are athletic conferences for community colleges

Honors and Achievements

  • For three consecutive years, Century College won top honors for being both the best in the state and the best in the region in the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Student Mathematics League Contest. Century is in AMATYC’s Central Region, which consists of 12 states.
  • Century’s debate team was the number-two-ranked community college debate team in the country. Since its inception, the Century debate team has won trophies in several national tournaments, competing against such teams as the University of California, Berkeley and Notre Dame.
  • The Phi Theta Kappa national honor society chapter at Century was recognized as one of the two top chapters in the Midwest Region among 56 chapters.
  • The ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Institute, a cooperative venture with Metropolitan State University and private funders such as Bremer Bank, received the “Outstanding Partnership” award from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.
  • The National Women's Studies Association honored Professor Judith Roy, the chair of Century's Women and Gender Studies Program, by electing her as the association's national president. This is the first time that a two-year college faculty member has been named to the top leadership role in an association that includes public and private higher education institutions offering baccalaureate and graduate degrees.
  • Century College has received two National Science Foundation grants for “Investigative Sciences in Law Enforcement Technology.” Century offers a comprehensive "crime scene investigation" program.
  • Century was one of 10 colleges nationally to receive a grant from the Fetzer Institute to promote the “Deepening the American Dream” project.
  • Century received $130,000 from 3M and Delta Dental to start a community dental clinic to serve low-income patients.
  • Century's "Phantasmagoria" was the only literary journal/magazine published at a two-year college in Minnesota. It ceased publication in 2008.
  • Century’s Teaching Circles were among the 10 finalists for the national Bellwether Prize for outstanding academic innovation.
  • Century's GPS LifePlan was Innovation of the Year for 2007 and recognized by the League for Innovation.

Coordinates: 45°02'30?N 92°58'58?W? / ?45.0417°N 92.9828°W? / 45.0417; -92.9828[1]

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