As a part of the Minnesota State system, Anoka-Ramsey Community College receives funding via the legislative request submitted by Minnesota State.
Minnesota State is the fifth largest system of colleges and universities in the nation with 30 state colleges and universities across the state that serve as an essential resource to students, business, and industry.
In addition to requesting its operating budget, Minnesota State is requesting $178 million in new funding for fiscal years 2018 and 2019.
FY2018-FY2019 Minnesota State Legislative Request
$178 million in new funding over the next biennium
- $143 million to support and protect campuses like Anoka-Ramsey Community College
- $25 million for critical technology replacements impacting Anoka-Ramsey Community College
- $10 million for student incentive grants
Impact of the Minnesota State Legislative Request to Anoka-Ramsey Community College
- Anoka-Ramsey Community College will receive $6 million of the $143 million supporting and protecting campuses, and an estimated 748 students will be supported by the funding for incentive grants
- A fully funded request will allow us to
- Maintain student tutors, counselors, and advisors who help close the achievement gap for underrepresentated students and assist all student in achieving success.
- Support transfer, completion, and baccalaureate initiatives.
- Allow for continued modernization of classrooms and labs.
- Not fully funded request will cause us to
- Impair ability to expand success strategies for at-risk students.
- Limit purchase of instructional equipment necessary to supply a talented workforce.
- Limit facilities improvements, jeopardizing continued operation of relevant learning environments.
To learn more about the impact of the Minnesota State legislative request to Anoka-Ramsey Community College, click here.
2017 Anoka-Ramsey Community College Capital Request
Should any portion of the Minnesota State capital request be funded, Anoka-Ramsey Community College is included for:
- $4 million in asset preservation (HEAPR)
- $4.97 million for Nursing & Active Learning Center Design and Humanities Renovation which is Minnesota State system priority #12
Extraordinary Reasons to #FUNDMINNESOTASTATE and Anoka-Ramsey Community College
- Anoka-Ramsey Community College is one of 37 state colleges and universities that are part of the Minnesota State system.
- The colleges and universities that make up Minnesota State are home to 54 campuses, 2 of which belong to Anoka-Ramsey Community College.
- Minnesota State serves 396,000 students annually, and Anoka-Ramsey Community College serves more than 12,500 of those students.
- Minnesota State serves more students of color, first generation college students, and low-income students, including the 21% of Anoka-Ramsey Community College students who are students of color and the 28% who are Pell eligible.
- Anoka-Ramsey Community College partners with businesses such as Anoka County Workforce Center, Allina Health Systems and K-12 School districts in an effort to make sure we offer the right programs, in the right places, turning out the right number of graduates who are prepared with the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful in the jobs of the future.
- We award more than 1,100 degrees, diplomas, and certificates annually.
- Our annual economic impact to our region is $327 million.
- Named a Top 10 Community College in the nation by Aspen Institute
- Recognized as a Military Friendly school and a Top School by Veterans’ Servcie Department
- Expanded opportunitis for undergraduate research in multiple disciplines
- Lowest-cost tuition in Minnesota
See the Minnesota State Extraordinary Facts sheet by clicking here.
Learn More About the Legislative Session and its Impact on Anoka-Ramsey Community College:
- Follow Minnesota State on Twitter
- Follow any of these Minnesota State legislative session hashtags: #FundMinnesotaState, #54Campuses54Days, or #HEAPRisCHEAPER
- Visit the Minnesota State Legislative Session information page.