Central Lakes College

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

501 West College Drive

Brainerd, MN 56401

(218) 855-8037

(800) 933-0346

Fax: (218) 855-8230

Contact: Charlotte Daniels

Director of Admissions
Main Address

501 West College Drive

Brainerd, MN 56401-3900

(218) 855-8000


Total undergrads: 3,729

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,087


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Online application fee: $20

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Applicants to mobility nursing program must have graduate license in practical nursing (LPN). Practical nurse program grades and college grades considered. Instructor and employer references, practical to registered nursing mobility profile, and mathematics test scores also considered.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Farm/Ranch Management C
Horticultural Services A,C

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial Photography C
Commercial/Advertising Art A,C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Accounting Technology C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business Administration/Management A
Hospitality Administration/Management C
Office Clerical Services C
Resort Management C
Small Business Administration C
Tourism/Travel Services C
Travel/Tourism Management A

Communications Technologies

Photographic/Film Technology A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A
Computer Programming – General A
Data Entry Applications C
Data Processing Technology A


Teacher Assistance A


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Computer Systems A,C
Mechanical Drafting C
Robotics A,C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A,C
Child Care Service C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Assistance C
EMT Ambulance Attendant C
Medical Administrative Assistance A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology A,C
Diesel Mechanics C
Heavy Equipment Maintenance A
Industrial Electronics A
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair C
Marine Maintenance/Ship Repair A,C

Natural Resources & Conservation

Natural Resources & Conservation – General A,C

Precision Production Trades

Machine Shop Technology C
Machine Tool Technology C
Welding Technology A,C

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A,C
Criminalistics/Criminal Science A
Police Science A

Transportation & Materials Moving

Construction/Earthmoving Equipment C
Flight Instruction C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Central Lakes College-Brainerd Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (218) 855-8000
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online: https://eservices.minnstate.edu/adm/public/studentWelcome?campusId=301&appType=underGrad
Address: 501 West College Drive, Brainerd, MN 56401-3900
Setting: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 4,357
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,771 (64% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $5,611
Out-of-state Tuition: $5,611
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 88%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,069

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Central Lakes College-Brainerd Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Central Lakes College-Brainerd.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 72
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 73
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 22
Education 11
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 54
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 21
Health Professions and Related Programs 55
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 22
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 42
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11
Natural Resources and Conservation 22
Precision Production 62
Transportation and Materials Moving 1
Visual and Performing Arts 43
Grand total 5333

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Central Lakes College-Brainerd and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $5,611
Out-of-state $5,611
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 397 88%
Grant or scholarship aid 328 73% $5,069
Student loan aid 224 50% $5,606

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,989 49% $4,266
Federal student loans 877 22% $5,924

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Central Lakes College-Brainerd. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Central Lakes College-Brainerd students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Central Lakes College-Brainerd Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 4,357
Undergraduate enrollment 4,357
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Central Lakes College-Brainerd Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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