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Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet, MN



Regional Accreditation

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is a regionally-accredited institution through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The college’s last decennial reaffirmation of accreditation occurred in spring 2015, and the successful comprehensive site visit resulted in the college’s entrance into the HLC’s Standard Pathway process, which enables the college to be comprehensively reviewed in the fourth and tenth year of a ten-year cycle. The college’s next comprehensive review by the HLC is scheduled for September 30 – October 1, 2019.

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 For more information about FDLTCC’s regional accreditation status, see the website here.


WINHEC Accreditation

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College’s Anishinaabeg Gikendaasowinan (all American Indian focused programs including the American Indian Studies program, Elementary Education program, community outreach programs, and extension programs) are accredited by the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC). Click here for a list of WINHEC Accredited Institutions.

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


Nursing Program

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College’s nursing program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing (BON) (See “Licensure-preparing Programs Leading to an Associate’s Degree” here.)

The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program has been accepted into candidacy for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (See the page here for more information.) A site visit for initial accreditation is scheduled for October 8 – 10, 2019.


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 here.