Through a close Tribal and State partnership, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College has a unique mission in providing education to the public. This unique collaboration offers all students, regardless of demographic background, the opportunity to learn in a comfortable and diverse environment.

Founded in 1987, the College offers two-year associate degrees and certificates across a wide range of program areas, including Law Enforcement, Human Services, Nursing, Business, Electric Utility Technology, Fine Arts, Multimedia Production, American Indian Studies, Child Development, Geographic Information Systems, and Environmental Science. Through the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, the College’s liberal arts curriculum provides a solid undergraduate transfer education for approximately forty percent of the college’s students each year.

Students can choose to work toward a two-year Associate of Arts, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Science, or Associate of Fine Arts degree. Many students take classes at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College to get a good start in college and save money and then transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution. Credits earned at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College transfer to other colleges and universities, and many students transfer easily to one of the three universities within a 25-mile radius of the college.

Every staff and faculty member at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College believes in the advantages of quality education. The college has made a commitment to provide excellent teaching, student services, and college activities in a positive, friendly, and respectful manner. The goal is to provide a well-rounded experience for students so they can be successful in their educational endeavors.


“I felt welcome when I came to ask for information,” was one student’s response on a survey that asked students to identify the factors influencing their decision to attend Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. “Everyone was friendly to me, holding doors, saying ‘Good morning,’ and smiling. I felt great.” Another student wrote, “When I came to inquire about attending, the people who helped me knew exactly what needed to be done to get me in, and they were so friendly in doing so.” Other students wrote comments about the outstanding instructors. “I like the teachers’ commitment to students,” said one student. “The teachers really make the difference.”

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College provides the perfect learning environment to meet the needs of the next generation of leaders. Tuition and fees are affordable, annually among the lowest-cost colleges in the region. The 100-bed student residence hall offers apartment-style living in safe, quiet, and affordable, furnished living areas. Classes are offered during daytime and evening hours, as well as on weekends and online. Student clubs, organizations, and activities are added bonuses at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.

More than 2,700 students enroll in classes each year, but the College is still able to maintain its friendly, comfortable atmosphere. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information about Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, call 1-800-657-3712 or stop by the campus at 2101 14th Street in Cloquet, Minnesota.


My favorite thing about FDLTCC is the people. I’ve met fantastic students, faculty and staff who go above and beyond what I expected.

I chose FDLTCC because of its size and the curriculum. When I first came here in 2019, I was just looking for what I needed to volunteer, perhaps in a crisis shelter. I met with Don Jarvinen, and the rest is history.

It is awesome here at the FDLTCC Education Program because it is like a family here, if you need help or are struggling with anything, you have quite a few people who will help you out.