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Currently or Previously Affiliated Institutions - 07/01/2015

The directory of institutions provides information on institutions accredited by the Commission, those holding candidate for accreditation status, and those that previously held status, but have since closed, merged, or had their status withdrawn. It includes the Statement of Affiliation Status and Organizational Profile for each currently accredited and candidate institution, any Public Disclosure Notices that have been issued, and the most recent action letters from reaffirmations of accreditation occurring after June 2013.

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**During the transition to the new Pathways model for reaffirmation of accreditation, some scheduled events are not displayed on this version of the Statement of Affiliation Status. Institutions can refer to the transition maps in the Open and Standard Pathways booklets for the timing of reviews. Institutions that have questions about other scheduled events should contact their HLC staff liaison.**

Central Lakes College

501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401-3900
(218) 855-8000 (Main Phone)


Statement of Affiliation Status Click here for definitions...

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Larry Lundblad, President
HLC Institution ID: 1789
Current Accreditation Status: Accredited
Candidacy Date(s): 03/22/1972 - 06/30/1995
Accreditation Date(s): 07/01/1995

Summary of Commission Review

Accreditation notes: * Note on date of accreditation: First accredited as a single entity on July 1, 1995. The result of the merger of Brainerd Community College, first accredited in 1977, and Brainerd Staples Technical College, granted Candidate for Accreditation status in 1994.

Last Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2012 - 2013

Next Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2022 - 2023

Last Date of Information Change: 10/29/2013

Control: Public
Degrees Awarded (details below): Associates, Certificate

Organizational Profile Click here for definitions...

Enrollment Headcount (last updated: 04/07/2015)
  Full-Time                       Part-Time
Undergraduate: 1,483   918
Graduate: 0   0
Dual enrollment (high school) programs:   1,481  

Degree Programs (last updated: 04/07/2015)
  Programs Offered   Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year
Associate Degrees 37   587
Bachelors Degrees 0   0
Masters Degrees 0   0
Specialist Degrees 0   0
Doctoral Degrees 0   0
Certificate Programs (last updated: 04/07/2015)
  Programs Offered   Certificates Awarded in Last Reported Year
Certificates 73   513

Off-Campus Activities (last updated: 06/25/2015)

In-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   Aitkin High School - Aitkin, MN; Brainerd High School - Brainerd, MN; Crosby-Ironton High School - Crosby, MN; Holdingford HIgh School - Holdingford, MN; Little Falls High School - Little Falls, MN; Long Prairie High School - Long Prairie, MN; Onamia High School - Onamia, MN; Mille Lacs Tribal College - Onamia, MN; Pequot Lakes High School - Pequot Lakes, MN; Pierz High School - Pierz, MN; Pine River Community Outreach - Pine River, MN; Pine River-Backus High School - Pine River, MN; Northland High School - Remer, MN; Royalton High School - Royalton, MN; Sauk Centre High School - Sauk Centre, MN; Central Lakes College - Staples, MN; Staples-Motley High School - Staples, MN; Swanville/Grey Eagle - Swanville, MN; Upsala High School - Upsala, MN;
Out-of-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.
Out-of-U.S.:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.