South Central College

Tel: (507)389-7200
3,323 students
Public institution

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South Central College is a Minnesota Community and Technical College with a history of academic excellence since 1946. The college has campuses in two great communities: Faribault and Mankato.
School Highlights:
South Central College serves 3,323 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 24%.
South Central College is the only community colleges within Nicollet County County, MN.
The nearest community college is Bethany Lutheran College (2.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 189 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
South Central College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 189 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 3,323 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 46% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,323 students
1,269 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students
1,677 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 1,646 students
1,017 students
South Central College sch enrollment South Central College sta enrollment
% Asian
1%
2%
% Hispanic
7%
7%
% Black
8%
12%
% White
78%
57%
% Two or more races
2%
2%
% Unknown races
2%
3%
South Central College sch ethnicity South Central College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.19 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,370 is less than the state average of $5,740. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,370 is less than the state average of $10,252. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,370 $5,740
South Central College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,370 $10,252
South Central College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88%
89%
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

South Central College offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Science (degrees), diplomas, and certificates. South Central College has more than 50 quality program options with industry-savvy instructors. Many programs have evening degree completion opportunities. South Central College offers a variety of online courses. South Central College offers on-campus child care, career counseling and academic support services including tutoring and ADA assistance. South Central College enjoys established relationships with regional businesses and industries that provide great employment opportunities for students and graduates. South Central College offers a unique agriculture education "2 plus 2" program in collaboration with the University of Minnesota.

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Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Mankato Bethany Lutheran College
    Private not-for-profit
    700 Luther Dr
    Mankato, MN 56001
    (507)344-7000
    2.8  Mi  |  579  students
  • Mankato Rasmussen College-Mankato
    Private, for-profit
    130 Saint Andrews Drive
    Mankato, MN 56001
    (507)625-6556
    4.5  Mi  |  690  students
  • Shakopee Minnesota School of Business-Shakopee
    Private for-profit
    1200 Shakopee Town Square
    Shakopee, MN 55379
    (952)345-1200
    48.6  Mi  |  111  students
  • Eden Prairie Rasmussen College-Eden Prairie
    Private, for-profit
    7905 Golden Triangle Drive, Suite 100
    Eden Prairie, MN 55344
    (952)545-2000
    57  Mi  |  1045  students
  • Bloomington Normandale Community College
    Public
    9700 France Ave S
    Bloomington, MN 55431
    (952)358-8200
    57.4  Mi  |  9427  students
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Did You Know?
For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,611 per year for in-state students and $6,242 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,960 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 70%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Minnesota community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.41, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.