Cambridge Campus

Cambridge Campus

About Cambridge Campus

The Cambridge Campus is 40 miles north of Minneapolis, Minnesota on the western edge of the city of Cambridge, a rural environment within Isanti County. The 128.8-acre campus is located on a bluff on the banks of the Rum River. The Cambridge Campus offers many career and degree options and four bachelor programs.

Campus History

The Cambridge Campus opened in 1978 as East Central Community College Service Center at Cambridge in a wing of the Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Construction began on the permanent site in 1981. The former Cambridge Campus Instruction Services building was constructed by Cambridge Development Corporation and leased to the state of Minnesota. The name was changed to Cambridge Center-Anoka-Ramsey Community College in 1983. Due to a $8.5 M appropriation, the first portion of the current facility opened in 1996 called Cambridge Campus Center and included a library, student services, bookstore, biology and chemistry labs, a few general classrooms and administrative space. A Cambridge Campus 34,000 sq. ft. addition opened in 2007 after extensive efforts by local legislators, community members, college employees and students. Today, the facility encompasses 121,362 Square Feet.

Campus Highlights

Biofuel Energy Crop

The Cambridge Campus has a bioenergy/beneficial insect research project underway:

  • Environmental Science Lab students (100+) will be gathering and analyzing data (soil and insect) from the demonstration site along with additional undergraduate research students.
  • Partners of the project are USDA-ARS, Bayer CropScience Canola Division & Bee Center, Prairie Restorations, Federated Co-ops, and Anoka-Ramsey Community College. The statewide E3 conference has also utilized the Cambridge Campus field as part of their program..


SPirit river Nature Area & Restored Prairie

Along the Spirit River Nature Area on campus is a beautiful restored natural prairie alive with a multitude of wildflowers (forbs) and grasses.

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