Central Lakes College Brainerd: Review & Facts

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Central Lakes College Brainerd is a medium two-year, public school with 4,275 students enrolled. This school was established in 1995 and is the only college located in Brainerd, Minnesota.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
55
Fair
Central Lakes College Brainerd will give you the opportunity to get a several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, associate's degree, or 2-year certificate.

Central Lakes College Brainerd implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 55 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Industrial Technologies, Nursing, Medical Assistant, and Construction. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges.


Student Retention
58%
Bad
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. However, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Central Lakes College Brainerd is low at 58% (way below Minnesota average). Considering this statistic, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
25 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at Central Lakes College Brainerd is low - 41%. Around 21% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at CLC is reasonable, 25:1. Learn more information about instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$5,500
Low
Average tuition charges are very low, $4,800 a year. The additional fees at CLC not covered by tuition are roughly $700; which comes to $5,500 annually.

Read the details about Central Lakes College Brainerd additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
This school will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) at entry.

The undergraduate application fee at CLC is $20.00.

To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about admission at Central Lakes College Brainerd and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call this school's general information office at (218) 855-8000 or check Central Lakes College Brainerd Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
B+
Dicey
Central Lakes College Brainerd provides a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at CLC, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
Unfortunately, there is no on-campus housing at Central Lakes College Brainerd.

Based on the college crime numbers, Central Lakes College Brainerd seems to be a safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Central Lakes College Brainerd Location and Maps



Post Address: Central Lakes College Brainerd, 501 West College Drive, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401-3900, USA
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