HLC Accreditation

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

For additional information regarding accreditation, student success, and other areas related to academic accountability, contact the HLC at (800) 621-7440 or visit the website at www.hlcommission.org. For more information about FDLTCC’s regional accreditation status, see https://www.hlcommission.org/component/directory/?Itemid=&Action=ShowBasic&instid=2141.


WINHEC Accreditation

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College’s Anishinaabeg Gikendaasowinan (all American Indian focused programs including American Indian Studies, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Development, Fine Arts, Ojibwe language, and community outreach and extension programs) are accredited by the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC). For a list of WINHEC Accredited Institutions, visit http://winhec.org/accreditation/.

Click here to view or print the WINHEC self-study report for 2017.

Click here for “What the Heck is WINHEC,” a brief overview of WINHEC Accreditation.


Law Enforcement Program

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College’s law enforcement program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). For more information on POST Board-approved programs, visit https://dps.mn.gov/entity/post/becoming-a-peace-officer/Pages/minnesota-professional-peace-officer-education-program.aspx.


Nursing Program

The Associate Degree nursing program at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College located in Cloquet, MN is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is affirmation of continuing accreditation. (April 2023)

The Associate Degree nursing program currently holds Minnesota Board of Nursing program approval.


National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.


The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP)

The College in the Schools program at FDLTCC is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP).



Accountability: Student Success

FDLTCC’s performance in dimensions of student success is evaluated annually by the Minnesota State system and reported in the system’s Strategic Framework Performance Measures and Student Success Accountability Measures. The results include information on student retention and completion by a variety of social variables, licensure exam pass rates, related employment of graduates, and general student success measures. The public can view the enrollment, licensure exam pass rates, and student persistence data of any college or university in the Minnesota State system at the Minnesota State Board of Trustees Accountability Dashboard: http://www.minnstate.edu/board/accountability/index.html.


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.

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.

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