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If you want to know more about Central Lakes College-Brainerd, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Central Lakes College-Brainerd Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Central Lakes College-Brainerd was awarded 2 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Central Lakes College-Brainerd 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-Brainerd?

Acceptance Rate

Since Central Lakes College-Brainerd has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

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Central Lakes College-Brainerd Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Central Lakes College-Brainerd is 26 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

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-Brainerd

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,784 undergraduates at Central Lakes College-Brainerd with 1,550 being full-time and 2,234 being part-time.

Central Lakes College-Brainerd Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

Central Lakes College-Brainerd 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-Brainerd 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-Brainerd

$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-Brainerd, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Central Lakes College-Brainerd, 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-Brainerd 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-Brainerd Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Central Lakes College-Brainerd 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

Central Lakes College-Brainerd is a public institution situated in Brainerd, Minnesota. The location of Central Lakes College-Brainerd is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

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Location of Central Lakes College-Brainerd

Contact details for Central Lakes College-Brainerd 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-Brainerd

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

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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