Central Lakes College-Brainerd

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,916
3% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$11,790
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
13.7%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
4,357
37.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
48.5%
223 Graduates

About

Central Lakes College-Brainerd is a higher education institution located in Crow Wing County, MN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Central Lakes College-Brainerd were .

In 2019, 817 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Central Lakes College-Brainerd. 57.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (735 degrees), 29.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (25 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Central Lakes College-Brainerd is $4,916, which is $−2,908 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Central Lakes College-Brainerd is $4,916, which is $−2,908 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,790.

In 2019, 49% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 22% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,916
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Central Lakes College-Brainerd was $4,916. The cost of tuition at Central Lakes College-Brainerd is $−2,908 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$11,790
2019 Value
3.15%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Central Lakes College-Brainerd had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,790. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Central Lakes College-Brainerd grew by 3.15%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,670
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Central Lakes College-Brainerd was of $5,670 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

49%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
22%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

49% of undergraduate students at Central Lakes College-Brainerd received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 7.55% with respect to 2018, when 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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13.7%
2017 Default Rate
114
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Central Lakes College-Brainerd was 13.7%, which represents 114 out of the 833 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Central Lakes College-Brainerd has a total enrollment of 4,357 students. The full-time enrollment at Central Lakes College-Brainerd is 1,622 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,735. This means that 37.2% of students enrolled at Central Lakes College-Brainerd are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Central Lakes College-Brainerd, both undergraduate and graduate, is 86.6% White, 3.56% Two or More Races, 3.26% Hispanic or Latino, 2.23% Black or African American, 0.872% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.711% Asian, and 0.023% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Central Lakes College-Brainerd in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.9%), followed by White Male (42.4%) and Black or African American Male (2.22%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

37.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Central Lakes College-Brainerd, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,357 students. The full-time enrollment at Central Lakes College-Brainerd is 1,622 and the part-time enrollment is 2,735. This means that 37.2% of students enrolled at Central Lakes College-Brainerd are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Central Lakes College-Brainerd was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Central Lakes College-Brainerd had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,774
  2. Two or More Races
    155
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    142

The enrolled student population at Central Lakes College-Brainerd is 86.6% White, 3.56% Two or More Races, 3.26% Hispanic or Latino, 2.23% Black or African American, 0.872% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.711% Asian, and 0.023% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 109 students (2.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 125 more women than men received degrees from Central Lakes College-Brainerd. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Central Lakes College-Brainerd is white (735 degrees awarded). There were 29.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (25 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Central Lakes College-Brainerd is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Central Lakes College-Brainerd, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (51 degrees awarded), Precision Production (51 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (11 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Central Lakes College-Brainerd are Other managers (86,754 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (72,464 people), Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (35,402 people), Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (32,407 people), and Secondary school teachers (31,964 people).

The most specialized majors at Central Lakes College-Brainerd are Transportation (51 degrees awarded), Precision Production (51 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (11 degrees), Agriculture (24 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (325 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Central Lakes College-Brainerd are Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, and Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

The most specialized majors at Central Lakes College-Brainerd are Transportation (51 degrees awarded), Precision Production (51 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (11 degrees), Agriculture (24 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (325 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Central Lakes College-Brainerd are Elementary & secondary schools (166,357 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (91,938 people), Construction (50,966 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (46,311 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (39,399 people).

The most specialized majors at Central Lakes College-Brainerd are Transportation (51 degrees awarded), Precision Production (51 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (11 degrees), Agriculture (24 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (325 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Central Lakes College-Brainerd.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Central Lakes College-Brainerd was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

346
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
471
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 346 degrees were awarded to men at Central Lakes College-Brainerd, which is 0.735 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (471).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 98 degrees were awarded to men at Central Lakes College-Brainerd in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.432 times less than the 227 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 227 degrees were awarded to women at Central Lakes College-Brainerd in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.32 times more than the 98 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

44%
100% Completion Time
48%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 44% of students graduating from Central Lakes College-Brainerd completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Central Lakes College-Brainerd is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.24% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    735 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    25 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Central Lakes College-Brainerd is white (735 degrees awarded). There were 29.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (25 degrees).

0.857% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    423 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    312 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Central Lakes College-Brainerd is white female (423 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (312 degrees).

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Operations

Central Lakes College-Brainerd has an endowment valued at nearly $8.73M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $275k (3.15%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Central Lakes College-Brainerd had a total salary expenditure of $32.4M. Central Lakes College-Brainerd employs 81 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Central Lakes College-Brainerd are Male Instructors (47), Female Instructors(34), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central Lakes College-Brainerd are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 25 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 13 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 12 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8.73M
2019 Endowment
26.1%
growth from 2018

Central Lakes College-Brainerd has an endowment valued at about $8.73M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Central Lakes College-Brainerd grew 26.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.43M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Central Lakes College-Brainerd received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$16.6M
2019 Salaries
6.45%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Central Lakes College-Brainerd paid a median of $16.6M in salaries, which represents 51.1% of their overall expenditure ($32.4M) and a 6.45% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.32% decline from 2017 and a 1.32% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.89M
Instructional Salaries
81
Number of Employees

In 2019, Central Lakes College-Brainerd paid a total of $5.89M to 81 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
81 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
25 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Central Lakes College-Brainerd were Instructor with 81 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central Lakes College-Brainerd were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 25 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 13 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Central Lakes College-Brainerd was Male Instructor with 47 employees, Female Instructor with 34 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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