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President's Welcome

Kent Hanson

Welcome to Anoka-Ramsey Community College and to our website! I want to assure you that attending this college is definitely the right choice for your future. The college faculty, staff and I are extremely happy to assist you as you move through your higher educational journey.

Located on the scenic banks of the Mississippi River in Coon Rapids and 40 miles north along the Rum River in Cambridge, Anoka-Ramsey has served the citizens of both the Twin Cities’ northwest metropolitan region and East Central Minnesota since 1965. Our programs bring you closer to career growth, earning potential and confidence! A college education is an investment in you with the potential to provide more career choices and the opportunity to pursue a passion.

I encourage you to watch for news about the opportunities offered through the alignment between Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College. The alignment develops and expands relationships that further strengthen the impact of the colleges on the communities we serve.

Discover what our college has to offer you! This website, as well as success coaches, advisors, faculty, staff and your fellow students are your resources for personal and educational growth.

Thank you for choosing Anoka-Ramsey Community College!


Kent Hanson, Ph.D.

Now is YOUR time for college!

Affordable Tuition, High Quality

Anoka-Ramsey Community College is committed to maintaining the most-affordable tuition rate with the highest-quality academic programming in Minnesota. Combined with instrumental student resources, flexible options on two vibrant campuses, Anoka-Ramsey is "A Great Place to Start".

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