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1830 Airport Road
Staples, MN 56479
United States

Certificates / Diplomas
Associate Degree
Consolidated as one college with Brainerd in June 1995.
The following information should help you understand the cost of attending college. Keep in mind that most students receive a financial aid package (grants and scholarships) which lowers their out-of-pocket cost. This is reflected on the net price information, if available.
Living Off-Campus
Living with Family
The amounts above pertain to first-time full-time undergraduate students and include tuition and fees, housing and meals, transportation, and personal expenses. Use these estimated amounts as a reference for building your annual budget for attending this institution.
Average Net Price $12,279 / year

This is the average annual amount that first-time, full-time undergraduate students pay at this institution after subtracting all grants and scholarships from the cost of attendance.

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Net cost after grants and scholarships by income
$0-$30,000: $10,668
$30,001-$48,000: $10,662
$48,001-$75,000: $12,888
$75,001-$110,000: $15,186
Over $110,000: $16,504

This net price data shows the average amount students have paid, according to their family income, after subtracting all grants and scholarships.

Size of Student Body
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Breakdown by Race
American Indian or Alaska Native: 2%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic: 3%
Asian: 1%
White: 84%
Two or more races: 4%
Unknown: 1%
Breakdown by Age
19 and Younger: 35%
20 to 24: 27%
25 to 34: 20%
35 to 44: 12%
45 and Older: 7%
Breakdown by Gender
Men: 45%
Women: 54%
New entering students who are transfers

Graduation Rate for Two-Year Programs
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Completers within 3 years by race
White: 52%
Completers within 3 years by Gender
Men: 49%
Women: 46%
Retention Rate
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Retention Rate By Type
Full-time: 58%
Part-time: 41%
Small town/rural
Average amount of federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid awarded to undergraduate students

The following information pertains to first-time full-time undergraduate students.

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Average amount of aid awarded to full-time first-time undergraduates
State/Local grant aid: $1,675
Institutional grant aid: $732
Federal grant aid: $3,072
Average amount of grant aid awarded by income (all sources)
$0-$30,000: $6,112
$30,001-$48,000: $6,301
$48,001-$75,000: $4,472
$75,001-$110,000: $1,320
Over $110,000: $227
School Scholarships
Required Forms: FAFSA
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This section shows the median debt graduates incurred to complete their degree at this institution.

Median Cumulative Debt by Degree Type
  • Associate's Degree: $13,250
  • Undergraduate Certificate: $9,500
Percent of Graduates With Loans
  • Associate's Degree: 44%
  • Undergraduate Certificate: 56%

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  • Accepts dual credits
  • Accepts exam-based credits
  • Institution awards credits for military training
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The data displayed below comes from the Graduate Employment Outcomes tool and only reports on graduates employed in Minnesota. This section shows employment data for graduate class of 2017, including percent of graduates with full-time employment in the 3rd year after college graduation and the median annual wages by award level, according to the Minnesota unemployment insurance records. Data does not include federal employees, self-employed (e.g. professional freelancers, artists, developers, designers, business owners), military, or individuals who moved out of state for a job. The list below may be incomplete and limited to some majors. Additionally, data has been suppressed when it refers to 10 or less students.Jump to:
Certificates / Diplomas
Field of Study Percent Employed Full-time 3 Years Post-Graduation Median Annual Salary of Graduates
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields 73% $48,442
Ground Transportation 50% $54,012
Ground Transportation 50% $54,012
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians 80% $48,442
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians 80% $48,442
Precision Metal Working 40% $43,817
Precision Metal Working 40% $43,817
Precision production 40% $43,817
Transportation and materials moving 50% $54,012
Associate Degree
Field of Study Percent Employed Full-time 3 Years Post-Graduation Median Annual Salary of Graduates
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 43% $65,245
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 19% $44,407
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 19% $44,407
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 47% $67,546
This profile features institution-wide data. Be aware that some categories may not be showing and that data is suppressed when reporting is for 10 or less students. Most data and terminology is sourced from IPEDS. To learn more about each section, please refer to Data Sources.