186 reviews
  1. Brainerd, MN
  2. 2 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Safety
    A+
  5. Student Experience
    B
  6. Location
    C+
Central Lakes College - Brainerd is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division III
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$10,173/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,545/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,407/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,535/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,471/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,455/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
25:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.23 responses
84%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
80%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,941Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
28%
Pell Grant
61%
Varsity Athletes
7%
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After Central Lakes College - Brainerd

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%

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Central Lakes College - Brainerd Reviews

186 reviews
All Categories
CLC is an excellent school to begin a Liberal Arts degree! The faulty and programs offer substantial help to walk their students through the application and financial aid process. They also offer many free programs to make college life easier and more affordable. Overall, it is a great school to get students started on their education and to help them reach their next level!
There are multiple pieces to this. Some people are here to get their associates degree and transfer to a university, while others are involved in a technical program such as welding or heavy machinery. In terms of students pursuing their AA almost all plan to transfer to a 4-year therefore students are continuing with their education and not going straight into a career. With the technical part of the college the career programs are excellent from what I've heard. People in the welding department have a very easy time getting a job. All the technical careers the school offers tend to be in high demand.
  • College Senior
  • 11 months ago
  • Value
I'm in the AA transfer curriculum and it seems to be up to par in giving students the ability to transfer to a university and achieving a degree. The teachers are great. Every one that I've had knows me by name. The academic advisors help a lot with making sure the classes you're taking translate to getting an associates degree. Also, the classes are challenging but very manageable. I am learning a lot and am having a good academic experience.