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Central Lakes College - Brainerd is a public institution located in Brainerd, Minnesota. Brainerd is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

1,581 Full-Time Undergraduates
$4,989 Avg In-State Tuition

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Central Lakes College - Brainerd Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Central Lakes College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#91 Best Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Central Lakes College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Transportation & Materials Moving Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Ground Transportation Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Computer Engineering Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Value Precision Production Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Value Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Value Allied Health Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Value Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Value Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Central Lakes College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Highest Paid Marine Maintenance/Fitter & Ship Repair Technology/Technician Graduates College Factual
#16 Highest Paid Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician Graduates College Factual
#19 Best Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Nursing Degree Search
#21 Best Value Colleges for Welding Technology/Welder College Factual
#40 Highest Paid Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Graduates College Factual
#48 Highest Paid Mechanic & Repair Technologies Graduates College Factual

Where Is Central Lakes College - Brainerd?

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Contact details for Central Lakes College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 501 West College Drive, Brainerd, MN 56401-3900
Phone: 218-855-8000
Website: www.clcmn.edu/

Can I Afford Central Lakes College?

$4,989 In-State Tuition
44% Take Out Loans
13.6% Loan Default Rate
During the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time students at Central Lakes College paid $169 per credit hour, whether they were in-state or out-of-state. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $4,989 $4,989
Fees $770 $770
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Central Lakes College, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $5,851 a year. That adds up to $23,404 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Central Lakes College is 13.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Central Lakes College - Brainerd Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,581 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,491 undergraduate students at Central Lakes College, with 1,581 being full-time and 2,910 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 1,581 full-time undergraduates at Central Lakes College, 45% are male and 55% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Central Lakes College - Brainerd students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 8
Black or African American 23
Hispanic or Latino 47
White 1,394
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 108

Over 4 countries are represented at Central Lakes College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Bahamas, Canada, and Jamaica.

Online Learning at Central Lakes College - Brainerd

390 Took All Classes Online
1,446 Took At Least One Class Online
-5.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 1,446 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Central Lakes College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 30th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Central Lakes College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Central Lakes College - Brainerd was -5.2%. This is the #1,707 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Central Lakes College regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Central Lakes College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Central Lakes College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology #12
Computer Engineering Technology #22
Engineering Technologies #333

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Central Lakes College - Brainerd Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 15 22 37
Welding Technology/Welder 2 6 26 34
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 1 27 28
Automation Engineer Technology 11 14 1 26
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 21 21
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation 0 0 17 17
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 0 10 10
Marine Maintenance/Fitter & Ship Repair Technology/Technician 1 2 6 9
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 2 6 8
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 0 2 6 8
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 4 0 0 4
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary 0 3 0 3
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology 0 2 0 2
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 0 1 0 1
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 18 48 142 208

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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