Anoka-Ramsey Community College prides itself on its academic initiatives and collaborative partnerships that better integrate classroom learning and real world and research opportunities. Academic initiatives are intended to facilitate student academic and leadership opportunities, and foster community engagement and research experience.
Russell Johnson Herbarium
The Russell Johnson Herbarium is a collection of pressed and dried plant specimens including seedless vascular plants (mostly ferns), gymnosperms and angiosperms (flowering plants).
First Year Experience (FYE) Program
St. Cloud State Connections Program
Write Like Us
Write Like Us is an equity-based creative writing program at five Twin Cities metro-area community colleges. Write Like Us centers and celebrates the work of BIPOC writers and writing students, fostering literary mentorship and leadership as it builds a platform for shared stories, voices, and lived experiences.
Anoka-Ramsey Community College offers an Associate of Arts Z-Degree, a zero textbook cost degree. Any student can earn an Associate of Arts (AA) degree without buying any textbooks. Zero textbook cost options are an efficient way to reduce education expenses and complement in-class learning.
Coon Rapids Mural Project
Anoka-Ramsey Community College was recently awarded an arts learning grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board to bring a community mural to the Coon Rapids Campus. As a community-based project, the mural is intended to help tell the story of what community means to us.
Faculty Peer Review Programs
Anoka Ramsey Community College is committed to promoting academic excellence and the improvement of teaching and learning. We are proud to offer innovative, faculty led, peer review processes that are uniquely designed to provide instructors with timely, actionable feedback on their courses in a supportive and confidential manner.