Coon Rapids Campus

Coon Rapids Campus

About Coon Rapids Campus

The Coon Rapids Campus is nestled on the scenic banks of the Mississippi River on the western edge of Coon Rapids, twenty miles north of the Twin Cities, and just one mile from the city of Anoka. The 101.5-acre suburban campus primarily serves the northern metropolitan Twin Cities area. The Coon Rapids Campus offers more than 50 different career and degree options and six bachelor programs.

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Campus History

Anoka-Ramsey began in 1965 with 600 students in a wing of Centennial High School in Circle Pines, MN. In 1967 the college moved to the current Coon Rapids location with the newly-constructed facility opened doors to 1,373 students, becoming the first "junior college" campus in the Twin Cities Metropolitan area. Today, the facility encompasses 453,572 sq. ft.


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Current Projects

  • The campus has submitted a 2016 Capital Project request: Nursing and Active Learning Center and Humanities Design and Renovation. This project initiates the design and renovation of an existing 1960s-era humanities building and funds the design of a new Nursing and Active Learning Center (NALC) and related campus redevelopment.  Subsequent phases will affect nearly all areas of campus, demolishing two existing buildings and constructing the new Nursing and Active Learning Center. The NALC will contain new nursing labs and learning spaces that support current and anticipated student demand in both the Associate in Science in Nursing Degree (ADN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) levels for Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE) curriculum
  • The campus has been awarded a Renewable Development Funds grant of 828K from XCEL Energy for the development of a 478 KW Solar photovoltaic array.  The project cost of 1.893M will include both roof and ground mound arrays. 
  • The campus has a Guaranteed Energy Savings Program project in process which through an Investment Grade Audit has indicated savings through lighting, water conservation and controls upgrades which will fund the balance of the project in 18 years. The project completion date is fall of 2017.

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