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  5. Student Life
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Central Lakes - Brainerd is an above-average public college located in Brainerd, Minnesota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,568 undergraduate students. The Central Lakes - Brainerd acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Welding. Graduating 47% of students, Central Lakes - Brainerd alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,000.
About Central Lakes College - Brainerd...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division III
Athletic Conference
Address
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
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Central Lakes College - Brainerd Rankings

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Cost

Net Price
$12,284/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,152/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,143/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,497/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,116/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,814/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
24:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.23 responses
85%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
81%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,568Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
22%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
7%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%

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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!
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I like the professors and the way they care about their students. They always make sure students have what they need to be successful in their field of study. All of my professors have taken time out of their day to consult with students about classwork, or set up a success plan for them. They are kind and compassionate, and they know what they are talking about. If you ask questions, they do not make you feel dumb, they just do their best to help answer what you have asked. Helpful teachers are always a plus when looking at schools to attend.
For a two year college, I think CLC is a great place for anyone who wants to start their college experience off on the right foot. They offer a good, affordable education, and I loved most of my teachers this past semester. Only thing I wish they had was Veterinary Technician program for those looking to go into that field such as myself. But, I have been able to start the completion of my generals without any problems.