Top Five Reasons

Top five reasons to attend Central Lakes College this spring!

1) Stay safe. Stay home. Transfer anywhere!
It may not feel right traveling across the state or country right now. The world is uncertain. That’s why it’s a great idea to stay safe and stay home – You have an outstanding and affordable education available right in your backyard. Plus, when you’re ready to leave home, you can transfer anywhere with your CLC education!

2) Extraordinary Education, Exceptional Value
Who doesn’t love saving money? What if we told you that you can earn the same degree, but at a much lower cost? It’s true! At CLC, you can gain an extraordinary education while saving thousands of dollars.

3) Your future is NOW!
A gap year might sound intriguing right now. But did you know that it might end up costing you money in the end? Taking a year off means a bigger delay in earning a great income with your degree. The reality is most students end up sitting at home working low-paying jobs. Further, studies show that a large percentage of students who take a gap year never actually go back to school. So stay on track. Don’t put your future on hold.

4) CLC is HERE for you!
Does it feel like everything in the world is changing? We know one thing that’s not changing: CLC is here for you! We are still here, offering you all the same classes, services and supports that we have always offered. Uncertain times call for something you can rely on.

5) YOU are needed more than ever.
The world needs you now more than ever — Nurses, IT professionals, teachers and more! So many career fields are short on good employees to stand up and make a difference. It’s your time to shine!


We have more than 70 academic programs to chose from in a wide variety of fields. See our programs.

It is easier than ever to enroll at CLC. No application fees. Just a simple four step process! Enroll now.

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Spring semester classes will begin as scheduled on January 11, 2021 at Central Lakes College. We will be open and ready to welcome our students!

Our top priority remains protecting the health and safety of our students and employees as well as ensuring our students receive a top-quality education.

CLC is excited to present students with a wide range of course and program delivery modes to choose from, including face-to-face, online and a variety of options in between. Each of our programs will have the ability to adapt as the situation demands. New HyFlex courses provide great flexibility, as students can choose when they are ready and comfortable to return to campus. These courses include optional face-to-face, online delivery in real-time with the instructor or traditional online components. Our technical programs are committed to delivering in-person, hands-on training, with some engaging online components for added flexibility.

CLC will continue offering all of our Student Support Services, both in-person and online. These services include advising, counseling, financial aid, tutoring, bookstore, accessibility services and IT support.

To make sure that every student is connected on day one, this year, each new student will be paired with a mentor coach. Regular online get togethers will ensure ready access to services, support, and information as we navigate the semester together.

Our cafeterias, student housing and student life programs are ready to welcome students back on campus as well. Further, our performing, cultural and studio arts, band and choir are ready for the return of students and our community members.

In every case where people are on campus, we will continue to follow state safety and health protocols, including social distancing, enhanced cleaning practices and clear communication to everyone about what is required.

Central Lakes College continues to monitor recommendations of the Minnesota Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Office of Higher Education to ensure we are providing the best education possible while keeping students, staff and faculty safe.

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