Education & Workforce Development

Coon Rapids has a well-educated workforce, with strong technical backgrounds. Coon Rapids High School provides a biomedical sciences program to prepare and interest students for healthcare professions. The school district also provides students the opportunity to take specialty classes from other high schools in the districts through live-streaming and distance learning. Private and charter schools are also offered in Coon Rapids. 

Higher Education

Anoka-Ramsey Community College , located in Coon Rapids, offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs in areas such as natural sciences, engineering, manufacturing, health science technology, and business administration. The college collaborates with local employers to provide customized training for students, who will be fully ready to work at local employers upon graduation.

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development provides a Graduate Employment Outcomes tool showing how many recent Minnesota graduates found Minnesota jobs one and two years after graduation. It also shows the median wages earned and the top industries where graduates found jobs. Another tool provided by the department shows the Cost of Living by county for food, housing, health care, transportation, child care, other necessities, and net taxes. Look for Anoka County to learn more.

Population 25+ by Educational Attainment

Source: ESRI business analyst
Education Level
Less than 9th Grade 1.6%
9th through 12th Grade, No Diploma 4.4%
High School Graduate 25.5%
GED/Alternative Credential 3.7%
Some college, No degree 24.8%
Associate Degree 13.5%
Bachelor's Degree 18.6%
Graduate/Professional Degree 7.9%

Employed Population by Industry

Source: 2014 American Community Survey
Industry Percentage
Agriculture/Mining 0.2%
Construction 6.4%
Manufacturing 17.2%
Wholesale Trade 3.2%
Retail Trade 11.8%
Transportation/Utilities 5.3%
Information 1.6%
Finance/Insurance/Real Estate 7.3%
Professional Services 9.3%
Education & Health Care 21.8%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation 8.2%
Public Administration 3.0%
Other 4.8%

Major Employers

Employer Product/Service Employees
Mercy Hospital (Allina Health System) Hospital and Medical care 1,860
Independent School District 11 Elementary & Secondary education 1,238
RMS Company Medical Device Medical device & manufacturing 672
Honeywell Aerospace Commercial aircraft flight systems 600
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Post-secondary education 403


Independent School District 11 includes full-time, part-time and seasonal employees that work in the city.