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Century College Data & Information Overview

450 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
8% Student Loan Default Rate
Find out more about how Century College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below.
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How Well Is Century College Ranked?

#460 Best Colleges in Nation
#19 Best Colleges in MN
Dental Support Services Highest Ranked Major
Value Badge

2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Century College was awarded 450 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is dental support services.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Century College as #460 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Century College held the #816 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Century College is also ranked #19 out of 52 schools in Minnesota.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Century College?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

Since Century College has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

Learn more about Century College admissions.

Century College Faculty

23 to 1 Student to Faculty
46% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Century College, this rate is 23 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Century College is 46%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  46 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Century College

60% Freshmen Retention

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Century College this rate is 60%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  60 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Century College.

Century College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,280 Full-Time Undergraduates
41.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
55.7% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,203 undergraduates at Century College with 3,280 being full-time and 4,923 being part-time.

How Much Does Century College Cost?

$10,397 Net Price
25% Take Out Loans
$21,948 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Century College is $10,397. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Century College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,850 $8,628 $10,922 $13,340 $14,426

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Century College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Century College, approximately 25% of students took out student loans averaging $5,487 a year. That adds up to $21,948 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Century College is 7.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Century College Graduates Make?

$43,353 Avg Salary of Grads
Average Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Century College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $43,353 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Century College make the most money.

Location of Century College

Minnesota State
3,280 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Century College is a public institution situated in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. White Bear Lake is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Contact details for Century College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3300 Century Ave N, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Phone: 651-770-3200

Century College Majors

44 Majors With Completions
1,131 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at Century College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Century College

72% Take At Least One Class Online
42% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 5,566 students took at least one online class at Century College. This is a decrease from the 7,438 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 5,566 3,216
2019-2020 7,438 6,363
2018-2019 3,695 1,445
2017-2018 3,556 1,340
2016-2017 3,372 1,209

Learn more about online learning at Century College.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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