Century College in White Bear Lake

White Bear Lake, MN

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Century College offers 330-degree programs and 15 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 24:1. 1 high safety campus. 44.2% are women, and 55.8% are men. 1% percents of international students. Century College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Century College is 9504$, that is at the level of national average. 13% of full-time Century College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $35,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Century College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Century College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$7,821
$30,001 - $48,000$8,215
$48,001 - $75,000$10,662
$75,001 - $110,000$12,510



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


5482 of Century College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 58 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Century College number 24 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Minnesota.

Students at Century College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Century College.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


Century College graduation rate is below the national average.

13% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Century College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Century College is 24:1, that means that for every 24 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Century College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Century College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Minnesota.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 3300 Century Ave N address in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Century College with 0.04% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are motor vehicle theft, burglary, and nonforcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Century College offers 330 programs in total: 132 are for Associate's degree, 117 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 72 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 9 are 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 141 universities in Minnesota state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree , less than 1-year certificate and 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs offered. Century College is one of the few institutions in Minnesota that offers a 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 15 distance learning programs that are provided in the Century College: 6 are for Associate's degree, 6 - for less than 1-year certificate programs and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Minnesota state average data to help you compare.


Century College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 6410 students with 192301 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Century College

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Overall Rating:

2013 Continuing education ed is horrible. The teacher is senseless and uncaring. I am very disappointed to be loosing 1200. I was just there for three days and failed the intern without any good explanations to why. I felt cheated. The excuses of me being terminated there was because of my purse and just because I looked like wasn't interest in the field when I seem excited to learn whats next. I was accuse of saying the word bogus when I didn't this it highly misunderstood. The Unit coordinator at Burchwood senior even ask me if my parents speak English to question personal information that I was uncomfortable about. Also to seeing her eyes rolling at a dementia patient is even more cruel. The most cruel is the 2nd trainer Melissa asking me to sign the date right were a Nurse's signature is which I wasn't suppose to. She told me to do it anyways which I asked her to why she didn't do it and she just told me to sign it.2014 I was in rage in 2013 so forgive the complaint. What I learn from all of this is being a strong person. I was caught in all this web of lies and being pressure by my teacher Denise to do my intern asap when she let the most of the other class time to do it. She gave most of the places to favorite students and waited for me to pass my test before anything. At the time I have work hard, had other college classes, and family and things were just stressing me. The pressure was intense I felt like I wasn't even ready and the stress level at the time had put me into a vulnerable position. Anyways Life is a learning lesson and I learned not to be too naive and innocent as well as putting me in this positions again.

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Overall Rating:

horrible teachers, horrible bookstore service robbing students off their loans with bogus rules,horrible unprofessional dean, cocky instructors that get paid 2600 dollars per semester per class and have a part time job ringing items in target but they get their power trip with helpless students, this along with MCTC are the perfect example of that which a educational institution SHOULD NOT be! dont waster your time and money with these crooks.

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Overall Rating:

If I could rate this school with zero stars, I would. PLEASE read reviews of this college before you consider going here. Most reviews are low rated. This school is crooked and cares solely about the profit they make from their students, who they show little respect towards. I will give the teachers a bit of props though. Staff, aside from teachers, that I encountered were disrespectful, lazy, and rude. This school WILL steal your money. I'll share my story and experience that almost landed me in collections and in trouble with the law. In the spring semester of 2017, I had registered in my classes which were online. In the previous semester (fall 2016) I was placed on academic suspension due to "lack of completed credits" in the spring semester of 2016. I had an injury and wasn't able to attend school for a month and had to drop two classes and was able to complete the other one. Due to school policy I didn't complete the percentage of credits as planned so they put me on a suspension. I was able to get this appealed through a very long process over the summer of 2016. Lots of waiting to hear back from staff in the academic offices. And then loads of paperwork that I could've completed in an hour on my own, but it took months due to the schools lack of communication with me. However, I was able to lift my suspension and attend the fall 2016 semester. After completing fall 2016 semester, I went about my life and registered for my spring 2017 classes online as I was transitioning to a new location and didn't have time to go to the actual school for class. Spring 2017 semester began and a few days beforehand, I received an email. AN EMAIL. No phone call and only a few days before semester started. This email stated that I would have to pay out of pocket because my suspension carried over from the previous semester, which was not true because I had it appealed and went to school the fall 2016 semester. So I called the business office and academic office and records office at century college to try and figure out what was going on. This was on a Thursday when I had called. The voicemail box, which will become very familiar to you if you attend this school since no one answers phones during actual business hours, said that I could leave a brief message, which I did, or send an email that they would "respond to quickly" as this was the best method of contact. So after calling, I sent an email stating my confusion as to why I have to pay out of pocket for spring 2017 semester which was a couple thousand dollars. The following week, I started my online courses still waiting to hear back from the email I had sent. Finally, someone emailed me back. She kept reapating herself and it took her a day to respond to each email. I tried calling everyday but still no answer. But they had time to email me once a day. Weird. Anyway, She told me they'd have the academic office head person contact me to resolve the issue. THREE DAYS WENT BY. I NEVER HEARD FROM THIS "lead person". I dropped my classes the following week because I hadn't heard from anyone. A week or so went by and I contacted, through email, the same woman who emailed me the first time and I told her I had dropped my courses so there shouldn't be anymore confusion. She replied stating I owed the school money because I dropped out of my classes past the drop out date. So I was held responsible for all charges on my account which were originally around 2000 dollars and they wanted immediate payment. WHAT?! I replied by email and phone and I was furious. Why do I owe them money for their lack of care and for their lack of timely response to my confusion?! I ended up sending in a 3 page letter as another appeal for my charges which explained the entire story. They replied and said they denied my appeal and I owed them money. Months later I was reported to collections. I ended up in a position of either hiring a lawyer or paying the school money that I was accused of owing due to their mistakes. No college student has this much money laying around. Stay away from Century College.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Taking a course through this college has been the worst experience of my life. My teacher did not teach me anything, along with that she was grading my paper based off of her own opinions and what she wanted to hear. I came here trying to save a few dollars over the summer as I am going to be in college for 12 years. When I told someone about my concerns they agreed with the teacher and told me that nothing will probably be done about it. I should have spent the extra money and went to a real university.

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Overall Rating:

It's a good school, but if you're wanting a serious job and need more experience like in art or graphics and gaming, I'd go for a different school. It's a good school for generals or simple engineering and reading type deals. For me I need more hands on people and professors, not ones where they say you have to do this and need to that/ people constantly telling you what to do instead of letting you be yourself and explore what you want. A lot of the professors are great just some are off their rocker.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 3300 Century Ave N


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6517703200

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: century.edu

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