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Central Lakes College - Brainerd Overview

Central Lakes College - Brainerd is a public institution located in Brainerd, Minnesota. The surrounding location of Brainerd is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

What Is Central Lakes College - Brainerd Known For?

817 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the undergraduate certificate is the highest award a student can attain at Central Lakes College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 61% of the faculty were full-time.

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Central Lakes College - Brainerd Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#87 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#515 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate 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
#2 Best Ground Transportation Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Engineering Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Electromechanical Engineering Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Precision Production Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Engineering Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Central Lakes College - Brainerd?

Location of Central Lakes College - Brainerd

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

How Do I Get Into Central Lakes College?

You can apply to Central Lakes College online at: https://eservices.minnstate.edu/adm/public/studentWelcome?campusId=301&appType=underGrad

Central Lakes College - Brainerd has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Central Lakes College - Brainerd?

51% Take Out Loans
12.8% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Central Lakes College, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $5,844 a year. That adds up to $23,376 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Central Lakes College is 12.8%. 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

1,622 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,357 undergraduate students at Central Lakes College, with 1,622 being full-time and 2,735 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Central Lakes College

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,622 full-time undergraduates at Central Lakes College, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Central Lakes College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Central Lakes College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 48
Hispanic or Latino 50
White 1,400
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 111

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

439 Took All Classes Online
1,497 Took At Least One Class Online
-4.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,497 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 25th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

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 -4.7%. This is the #2,457 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Central Lakes College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Central Lakes College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 26%
Liberal Arts General Studies 26%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 57%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 57%

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
Agricultural Production #9
Computer Engineering Technology #13
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology #16
Industrial Production Technology #33
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations #65
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #122
Engineering Technologies #191
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #241

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 Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 325 0 325
Nursing 0 61 0 61
Precision Metal Working 0 9 42 51
Ground Transportation 0 0 51 51
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 6 32 38
Criminal Justice & Corrections 23 12 0 35
Dental Support Services 0 12 21 33
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 32 32
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 10 5 9 24
Accounting 4 9 4 17
Business Administration & Management 0 16 0 16
Horticulture 5 6 3 14
Design & Applied Arts 0 10 4 14
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 1 11 12
Ethnic Studies 11 0 0 11
Information Technology 0 6 4 10
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 0 9 9
Computer Engineering Technology 0 8 0 8
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 5 2 7
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 6 1 7
Natural Resources Conservation 0 7 0 7
Human Development & Family Studies 0 5 1 6
Natural Resource Management 2 4 0 6
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 5 1 6
Data Entry 5 0 0 5
Business Support & Assistant Services 2 0 1 3
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 3 0 0 3
Entrepreneurial Studies 2 0 0 2
Teaching Assistants 0 2 0 2
Agricultural Production 0 1 0 1
Computer Programming 0 1 0 1
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 0
Hospitality Management 0 0 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
General Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 67 522 228 817

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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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