College Art Faculty Shows at Banfill-Locke

College Invites Public to College Hour Reading by Local Authors, Sept. 10

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Welcomes New Faculty to Fall Semester

College's Annual Prairie Home Delights Fundraiser, Sept. 25

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Welcomes Students to Fall Semester with Week of Activities

Fall Picnics Kick-Off New Academic Year at Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Welcomes Chinese Exchange Faculty Member

Community Organizations Step Forward to Sponsor College's Annual Prairie Home Delights Scholarship Fundraiser, Sept. 25

Roles Cast in College Fall Play, "The Laramie Project"

Senator George McGovern Speaking at Anoka-Ramsey's Cambridge Campus - Public Welcome

President Johns of Anoka-Ramsey Community College Named 2008 Pacesetter of the Year

Discover Possibilities at Anoka-Ramsey Community College Open House

College Students Cut Acting Chops to Perform Intriguing Docu-Drama, "The Laramie Project" Oct. 24, 25, 30, 31, Nov. 1

Coffee House Series Rocks Anoka-Ramsey Community College Each Month, October Through April

Prairie Home Delights Grossed More Than $27,500 for Student Scholarships at Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Bachelor’s in Special Education Continues at Anoka-Ramsey Community College Through Partnership Renewal with St. Cloud State University

Cambridge Campus Hosts Renowned Author

New Season, New Coaches, New Life for Men's Basketball Program at Anoka-Ramsey Community College

New Board Members Bring Wealth of Experience to Coon Rapids Campus Foundation

College Art Faculty Curates Watercolor Invitational

New Board Member Brings Wealth of Experience to Cambridge Campus Foundation

College Offers Wide Array of Veterans' Services

Anoka-Ramsey Art Faculty Receives Printmaking Award

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Hosts Fallen Comrade Ceremony Nov. 12 to Honor Veterans

Women's Volleyball Team Forges to Successful Season Close

College Student Art Sale-Unique Gifts, Good Cause, Great Value

College Choir Performs Winter Choral Concert

KARE11 Features Anoka-Ramsey

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Proceeds Deliberately After State Deficit Announcement

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Thanks Donors at Second Annual Legacy Dinner

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Embarks on Strategic Planning Process; Public Invited

Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation Donates $25,000 for Nursing Scholarships at Cambridge Campus

Tuition Cut in Half at Anoka-Ramsey Community College to Retrain Unemployed Workforce

Annual Cambridge Campus Scholardazzle Fundraiser Seeks Guests, Sponsors to Support Students

College Reschedules Public Meetings for Strategic Planning

College Offers Accelerated, Eight-Week Business Courses

College Offers Unique Experience for Jazz Musicians

College Announces Cast for "Hormel Girls" Musical

Golden Rams Rally, Split Weekend Games

Number of Season Bests in Victory over St. Thomas JV

Men’s Basketball falls to Madison Tech

Rams Defeat St. John's JV

Rams Split Weekend Games

The Golden Rams Split Matches in Illinois

Tuition Cut in Half at College to Retrain Unemployed Workforce

December 11, 2008
Anoka-Ramsey Community College announces workforce grants to cover half of the cost of tuition on all credit and non-credit courses for the unemployed workforce in Minnesota through its newly developed "Workforce Retraining Initiative." The college is reallocating funds and several employees are offering donations through the foundation to support this program with the goal of stimulating the economy through education. Anoka-Ramsey already offers the lowest tuition and fees in the state at its campuses in Cambridge and Coon Rapids, Minnesota.

The Workforce Retraining Initiative offers a total cost per credit $76.75.

"Education is the key to economic recovery. It's an investment in people, in developing a skilled workforce so the state can be globally competitive," says Anoka-Ramsey President, Dr. Patrick M. Johns. "It's our mission as a community college to respond to the higher education needs of the community we serve and right now there is great need to assist the people who are suffering from losing their jobs in this deeply-troubled economy."

The Workforce Retraining Initiative is available for courses beginning spring semester 2009, Jan. 12. The college may extend this half-price tuition option into summer or fall semesters 2009 if funding remains available.

Anyone who is actively receiving or has exhausted Unemployment Insurance benefits, and has documentation from the Minnesota Workforce Center, is eligible to take advantage of the half-priced tuition option. Those interested should start the process immediately by first gathering the unemployment documentation at Second, contact the college at 763-433-1410 to register for a Workforce Retraining Express Session. Facilitated by Anoka-Ramsey counselors and advisors, these sessions provide a one-stop meeting to complete the steps to becoming a student in spring semester.

The college offers several short-term retraining programs designed for those searching for quick career-change options. There are also two-year career degrees and four-year degrees from state universities on the Anoka-Ramsey campuses. For a list of program offerings, visit

Courses are also offered online and at several off-site locations including Centennial High School, Columbia Heights High School, Elk River High School, Fridley Middle School, Monticello High School, National Sports Center (Blaine), North Branch Main Street School.

To review the college course schedule and the program available, visit If you qualify for unemployment and you are ready to take advantage of the half-priced tuition, call 763-433-1410 to register for a Workforce Retraining Express Session.

Anoka-Ramsey Community College, with campuses in Cambridge and Coon Rapids, has been a leading provider of higher education and training in East Central Minnesota since 1978 and the north suburban area of Minneapolis/St. Paul since 1965. Annually, the college serves more than 10,000 learners of all ages as they pursue associate degrees that transfer as the first two years of a bachelor's degree, or certificate programs that lead immediately to rewarding careers. In fiscal year 2007, the Continuing Education and Customized Training division generated more than 5,570 registrations in both credit and non-credit courses. Anoka-Ramsey Community College is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, which includes 32 institutions on 53 campuses.