Central Lakes College Brainerd

Central Lakes College Brainerd

Central Lake College-Brainerd campus is located in Brainerd, Minnesota, United States. It was founded in the year 1995 with the merger of Brainerd Community College and Brainerd Staples Technical Colleges. The college has another campus located in Staples, Minnesota, United States. It is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Students of Central Lake College are offered associate degrees and certificate programs. There are numerous areas of study to choose from including biology, mass communications, computer information technology, nursing, inland underwater diving, and sociology.

Central Lake College's athletic teams are nicknamed the Raiders. The male students, at the Brainerd campus, participate in sports such as baseball, basketball, football, and golf. The female students compete in volleyball, softball, basketbal, and golf.

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Central Lakes College-Brainerd
501 West College Drive
Brainerd , MN 56401-3900
General Phone: (218) 855-8000

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Central Lakes College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts230Latin American studies, American Sign Language, liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine135EMT ambulance attendant, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Transportation57construction equipment operation
Business and Management43business management, accounting, accounting technology
Mechanics and Repair36automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, marine mechanic
Security and Law Enforcement34criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police
Media31photo and film tech
Medical Support and Technology28dental assistant
Production Trades26machinist, welding
Landscaping and Horticulture24applied horticulture, greenhouse operations, landscaping, floristry
Medical Administration20medical secretary
Engineering Technician17robotics tech, mechanical drafting
Photography and Commercial Art13commercial art
Conservation and Resource Management13conservation, environmental studies
Family and Social Work9child care management, child care provider
Computer Science and Engineering9computer networking
Office and Administration4administrative assistant, general office occupations
Education and Teaching3kindergarten/preschool teaching
Agricultural Science and Management1farm management

Number of programs and degrees for Central Lakes College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year439
Associate's degree42222
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years27417
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years21

Central Lakes College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Central Lakes College had a total enrollment of 3,343 students (2,645 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 94%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 23%
18-19 27%
20-21 14%
22-24 10%
25-29 9%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 1%

Central Lakes College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 60 %
Part-Time 38 %

Central Lakes College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Brainerd, Minnesota for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Minnesota Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Central Lakes College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,843
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,843
Books and supplies $ 1,100

Financial Aid:
Central Lakes College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 233900)

Central Lakes College Faculty

Central Lakes College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track115

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year54$62,82233$63,242
All faculty totalacademic year54$62,82233$63,242

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Central Lakes College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Education And Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Robotics Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management
Greenhouse Operations and Management
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Liberal Arts
American Sign Language (ASL)
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Marine Maintenance/Fitter and Ship Repair Technology/Technician

Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation

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What Sets Central Lakes College Apart:

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Top 16%Central Lakes College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in transportation
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Top 17%Central Lakes College % of degrees in transportation
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Top 17%Central Lakes College Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 19%Central Lakes College Number of students
% of degrees in production trades
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Top 20%Central Lakes College % of degrees in production trades

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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