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 regional 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 – available in PDF format.

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

ACEN Accredited Commission for Education in Nursing

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College’s Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) nursing program received initial national accreditation by the Accreditation Commission of

Education in Nursing (ACEN) in March 2018 followed by a site visit in October 2019. The program’s next evaluation will take place in 2024. For information about the program’s accreditation, please visit http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.asp. The program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing (BON) (see “Licensure-preparing Programs Leading to an Associate’s Degree” at https://mn.gov/boards/nursing/education/approved-professional-nursing-programs/).


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.



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.


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.

I chose FDLTCC for a fresh start in life. It had been two years since I graduated High School and I wanted more than just working a 9-5. I was living in Florida at the time, and I had an opportunity to travel the world doing what I love playing the game of basketball.