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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?

2021 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 2 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Central Lakes College was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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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

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Central Lakes College - Brainerd, this rate is 26 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

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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Average Overall Diversity at Central Lakes College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,029 undergraduates at Central Lakes College with 1,661 being full-time and 2,368 being part-time.

Central Lakes College Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

Central Lakes College scored 44.52 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  44.52 out of 100
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How Much Does Central Lakes College - Brainerd Cost?

The overall average net price of Central Lakes College is $13,072. 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 +
$11,244 $12,038 $13,126 $16,100 $16,895

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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 12.8%. 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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Location of Central Lakes College - Brainerd

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 options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 1,497 students took at least one online class at Central Lakes College - Brainerd. This is an increase from the 1,472 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,497 439
2016-2017 1,472 476
2015-2016 1,408 520
2014-2015 1,518 602
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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