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.
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.