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?
- 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.
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.
|#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.
Where Is Central Lakes College - Brainerd?
Contact details for Central Lakes College are given below.
|Address:||501 West College Drive, Brainerd, MN 56401-3900|
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
Can I Afford Central Lakes College - Brainerd?
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
Of the 1,622 full-time undergraduates at Central Lakes College, 50% are male and 50% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Central Lakes College - Brainerd students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||48|
|Hispanic or Latino||50|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Central Lakes College has changed over the last few years.
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|
|Computer Engineering Technology||#13|
|Drafting & Design Engineering Technology||#16|
|Industrial Production Technology||#33|
|Agriculture & Agriculture Operations||#65|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||#122|
|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.
*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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