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Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Anoka-Ramsey Community College



About Us

Anoka-Ramsey annually serves more than 12,500 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. 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 sq. ft.


  • 100+ transfer courses & programs
  • 28 students in an average class
  • Robust Undergraduate Research program
  • Active student clubs and athletics

Rep/Contact Info

Heidi Braun
Director of Training
Steve Crittenden
Interim Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs
Shannon Kirkeide
Brandyn Woodard
Vice President, Equity and Inclusion