Century College welcomes students from around the world!

Century College is a 2-year community and technical college located in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. White Bear Lake is a quiet suburban community about 10 miles north of the state capital, Saint Paul. Our town and the surrounding areas have the conveniences of a metropolitan area combined with the beauty of Minnesota lakes and parks.

Century College is one of the largest two-year colleges in Minnesota, serving nearly 16,000 students each year. Over 100 international students are enrolled at Century College each year from over 52 different countries. Century College offers over 40 programs of study leading to two-year Associate Degrees. Many degrees can lead straight to employment opportunities, while others are designed to transfer directly to four-year colleges and universities. Apply Now to get started!

Tuition Cost Comparison: Century College $6,192; University of MN-TC $16,654; Private Colleges

The Value of Century College

Century College offers a first-rate education with tuition rates among the lowest in Minnesota! International Students pay the same tuition rate as domestic students, making Century College a tremendous value.

Century College students can earn their degree while avoiding a large economic burden for themselves or their family.

Vibrant Campus Community

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

Enjoy the four seasons of Minnesota with your Century community. The campus offers wooded walking trails, volleyball courts, and a ropes course. Try out snowshoeing in winter or curl up with a book by the fireplace in the College library. Century College offers something for everyone!

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Which Application is Right for Me?

International Students at Century College require an F-1 visa and must be registered under the federal Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). If that’s you, apply here.

If you are currently a U.S citizen, have a U.S. permanent resident card (green card), are a refugee or an undocumented immigrant please follow the general admissions process.