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Central Lakes College

Brainerd, MN 2-Year Public
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About Central Lakes College

Central Lakes College Overview

Central Lakes College is a public, state school in a small town setting in Brainerd, Minnesota. Central Lakes College was founded in 1938 and enrolls 4,357 undergrads and no graduate students.

Student Activities at Central Lakes College

Interested in music or performing? At Central Lakes College you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Central Lakes College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Central Lakes College does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Central Lakes College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Central Lakes College on the Student Life page.

2022 Central Lakes College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $4,989
Out-of-State $4,989

Is Central Lakes College a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer view of what Central Lakes College offers and if the college might be a good choice for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Central Lakes College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Central Lakes College, around 58% come back the next year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Central Lakes College Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Central Lakes College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Central Lakes College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2021, the total market value of Central Lakes College's endowment was $7.3 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Central Lakes College spends about $2,993 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Central Lakes College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Central Lakes College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Central Lakes College.

Based on this information, is Central Lakes College the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Central Lakes College a good school for you?

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Where is Central Lakes College?

Central Lakes College is located in the small town setting of Brainerd, Minnesota.

If you want to see Central Lakes College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 210 to Brainerd, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Brainerd Crow Wing County.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Central Lakes College and Brainerd are like without leaving home.

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College Info

501 West College Drive Brainerd, MN 56401-3904

Campus Setting: Small Town

Central Lakes College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Central Lakes College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Central Lakes College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Central Lakes College ACT Scores

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Central Lakes College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$5,676

In State

$5,676

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$4,916
$4,916
Fees
$760
$760
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Central Lakes College is like? There are approximately 4,357 students enrolled at Central Lakes College. 37% percent of students attend school full-time, 98% percent are from MN and 2% percent of students are from other states.

37%

Full Time

63%

Part Time

98%

In State

2%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,357

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

$5,676

Out-of-State

$5,676

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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