Century - the smart choice

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Century College is a smart choice. Here are a few reasons why you'll want to enroll:

  • Century employs the finest college faculty in the country.
  • At Century you'll have access to excellent computer labs, library services and counseling assistance to help you succeed every step of the way.
  • It's affordable. The cost of a credit at Century is $178.68 – Compared to $350.00 at the U of MN and to private colleges, which are even more costly.
  • Century College credits are transferable. Earn the first two years of a four-year degree at Century College and you are likely to find yourself actively recruited by many colleges and universities.
  • In a recent alumni survey, 99% say that they would recommend Century College to a friend or relative. In the same survey, 97% of our alumni rated their educational experience at Century College as good to excellent.

Century offers:

  • The Associate Degree - A two-year program requiring the completion of 64 or more credits. Degrees include:
    • Associate in Arts (AA) degree: A two-year degree designed to provide students with the first two years of a four-year degree, including:
    • Associate in Science (AS) and Associate in Applied Science (AAS): Two-year career or technical degrees designed for employment. While not intended to transfer to another college, these degrees may in some cases transfer.
  • Transfer to four-year school: For students who intend to complete coursework at Century College and transfer to another college or university.
  • Occupational diplomas and certificates: These programs are designed for students who intend to go directly into the workforce.
  • Diploma: requires 36-48 credits or more.
  • Certificate: requires 16 or 30 credits.
  • Academic certificates: These are groups of courses with an academic theme for transfer or personal interest – 15 credits.
  • Enrichment courses: Designed for students who want to gain specific skills or knowledge, and not seeking a degree, diploma, or certificate.

Century students

You will find no “typical” student here because Century draws students from all age ranges and ethnic backgrounds. Century's student population includes the traditional 18 to 22-year-old students, adult learners, and international students representing 70 different countries. We are confident that you will find a sense of community at Century College.