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Central Lakes College



About Us

Central Lakes College – Brainerd and Staples is one of 37 Minnesota State colleges and universities (, offering excellent, affordable education in 54 communities across the state.

We are a comprehensive community and technical college serving about 5,500 students per year.

With a knowledgeable, caring faculty and modern, results-oriented programs in comfortable facilities,
CLC is the college of choice for seekers of success.

Our roots are deep in a tradition dating to 1938 in Brainerd and 1950 in Staples.

Communities across central Minnesota are filled with our graduates.