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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. FDLTCC met each of HLC’s criterion without concern in October 2019. The college’s next comprehensive review by the HLC will occur in 2025.

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


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). For a list of WINHEC Accredited Institutions, visit

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


Nursing Program

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 The program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing (BON) (see “Licensure-preparing Programs Leading to an Associate’s Degree” at


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: