Century College is a 2-year community and technical college in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

As one of the largest two-year colleges in Minnesota, we serve over 16,500 credit and non-credit students every year.

We offer degrees, diplomas, certificates, and courses in general education and transfer, business, human services, health sciences, technology, engineering, applied design, industrial, and non-credit workforce training.

With various student support and student life opportunities, including athletics, student clubs and organizations, campus theatre, Multicultural Center, LGBTQ Center, Veterans Center, and much more, Century College provides a welcoming and vibrant campus community.

As a “community” college, we care about our locality. We are engaged, connected, and a resource within our local communities, including K-12 and workforce/industry partners.

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Mission Statement

Century College inspires, prepares, and empowers students to succeed in a changing world.

Vision Statement

To be a national leader in transforming lives through an innovative, rigorous, and compassionate approach to education.


The Century College community values:

  • inspiring learning
  • broadening perspectives
  • pursuing excellence
  • responding to community needs
  • achieving goals
  • transforming lives
  • celebrating achievement
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Student Demographics*

  • Student Headcount (credit) 11,030
  • Full-Year Equivalent (FYE) 5,114
  • Students of Color, 45%
  • First Generation (Federal definition) 50%
  • Average Age 24 years old
  • Female 57%
  • Male 42%
  • Receiving the Pell Grant 70%

*Academic Year 2022-2023

Century College’s Economic Contribution

Since opening our doors to 503 students at Lakewood State Junior College in 1967, Century College has been an engaged, connected partner and a resource to the community. Serving over 16,500 credit and non-credit students each year, Century College is one of the largest and most diverse two-year community colleges in Minnesota.

Century College takes pride in providing a welcoming, inclusive, and vibrant campus for students and community members, and our importance to our local community is felt in the College’s economic impact of $386.3 million dollars annually. Through innovative programs that train graduates for high-demand jobs in the workforce, providing contributions to charitable causes and volunteer services, and supporting and sustaining jobs in the local area, Century College’s commitment to community, culture, and collaboration has been making a difference for over 50 years.

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Core Competencies for Student Learning

Century College’s Core Competencies articulate the knowledge, skills, and abilities expected of graduates from all programs. These five Core Competencies were created with an eye towards ensuring that the learning provided at Century College remains relevant and aligned with the student, workplace, and societal needs and with Century College’s mission and values.