Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is located in Cloquet, Minnesota, just off Interstate 35. The campus is situated in a beautiful setting, a 38-acre former tree farm of 60-foot tall majestic red pines. The college sits on top of a bluff overlooking Cloquet, a community of approximately 11,000 people.

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, Clean Energy, American Indian Studies, Child Development, GIS, 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.

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. The College offers intercollegiate athletics in volleyball, basketball, softball, and football. 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 is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The MISSION of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is to provide higher education opportunities for its communities in a welcoming, culturally diverse environment.

Our core values are:

  • Respect: Manaaji’idiwin
  • Integrity: Gwayakwaadiziwin
  • Stewardship: Ganawenjigewin
  • Innovation: Maamamiikaajinendamowin
  • Compassion: Zhawenjigewin

As a State employer, we offer excellent benefits including health and dental insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, pre-tax benefits, defined benefit and 401(a) defined contribution retirement plans, 457(b) and 403(b) retirement savings plans, and tuition waiver for employees and dependents.

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