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  • Writer's pictureShelly Peterson

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College - Students Come First, "Experience Extraordinary"

Updated: Jul 27, 2022

Taylor Warnes, Director of Marketing and Communications Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is a 40-acre campus located at 2101 14th Street within the city limits of Cloquet. All land and buildings are State of Minnesota property. FDLTCC is one of a kind, the only one in the nation that is both a Tribal College and a Community College. Save money, same quality, personal support for students, personalized learning. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is a member of Minnesota State and the American Indian Higher Education Consortium.

The mission of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is to provide higher education opportunities for its communities in a welcoming, culturally diverse environment. FDLTCC was established in 1987.

The college's technology infrastructure was upgraded during COVID to allow for new staff equipment, modern, flexible hybrid class options, internet upgrades, and new infrastructure. Enrolled students are given free access to Office 365 and Adobe Creative Cloud.

Total Enrollment in the 2019-2020 academic year was 2,024, new entering students 1,078+, 69% are part-time students, 31% full-time students, female 1,150, male is 855, 406 students of color. The most popular degree programs are liberal arts/Minnesota transfer curriculum, law enforcement, nursing, human services, environmental science, business, and child development.

In 2017-2018, a total of 288 degrees, certificates, and diplomas were awarded to 238 students. In a recent five-year period, the college added 1,400 college graduates to northeastern Minnesota. 79% of graduates reported that they had found related employment to their program of study.

Each year, approximately $5 Million of financial aid is awarded to students. About 90% of students receive some sort of financial aid.

We are the Thunder! Competitive intercollegiate athletic programs of Women's Volleyball, Women's Basketball, and Men's Basketball. FDLTCC is a member of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference and the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Faculty, staff, and admissions are State of Minnesota employees. Two hundred fifteen in total, 79 full-time and 76 part-time. Through Work-Study programs, FDLTCC employs approximately 60 students on campus and at off-campus sites in local communities.

FDLTCC hosts and sponsors numerous community events each year, reaching thousands of people. Summer concert series, Pumpkin Run & Walk Race, Career and College Fair, Giving Thanks Feast, Community Holiday Celebration, Law Enforcement Career Expo, Fine Arts Week, Health Care Career Fair.

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College provides customized training to area businesses at an affordable cost with a solid commitment to education and the workforce. Professional and personal growth topics around leadership development, organizational development, customer service, diversity, technical trades, and licensing exam preparation.


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