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Central Lakes College - Brainerd Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Central Lakes College - Brainerd? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Central Lakes College offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Central Lakes College - Brainerd Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Central Lakes College - Brainerd was awarded 28 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts / sciences and humanities.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Central Lakes College is ranked #1,455 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 63 colleges in Minnesota, Central Lakes College is ranked at #52.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Central Lakes College?

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into Central Lakes College - Brainerd since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

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Central Lakes College - Brainerd Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, Central Lakes College - Brainerd is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Central Lakes College - Brainerd is 61%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  61 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Central Lakes College - Brainerd

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Central Lakes College - Brainerd this rate is 60%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  60 out of 100

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Central Lakes College - Brainerd Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,357 undergraduates at Central Lakes College with 1,622 being full-time and 2,735 being part-time.

How Much Does Central Lakes College - Brainerd Cost?

The overall average net price of Central Lakes College is $12,514. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Central Lakes College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,592 $10,720 $13,035 $15,876 $16,683

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Central Lakes College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 13.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Central Lakes College Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Central Lakes College make around $33,800 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 15% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Central Lakes College - Brainerd

Located in Brainerd, Minnesota, Central Lakes College - Brainerd is a public institution. Brainerd is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Contact details for Central Lakes College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 501 West College Drive, Brainerd, MN 56401-3900
Phone: 218-855-8000

Central Lakes College - Brainerd Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Central Lakes College - Brainerd along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Central Lakes College

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 1,586 students took at least one online class at Central Lakes College - Brainerd. This is an increase from the 1,497 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 1,586 541
2017-2018 1,497 439
2016-2017 1,472 476
2015-2016 1,408 520
2013-2014 1,582 543

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Notes and References


*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.


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