South Central College

Tel: (507)389-7200
3,323 students
Public institution
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 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 31%.
South Central College is the only community colleges within Nicollet 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
59 staff
South Central College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 3,323 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 15:1 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
1,282 students
South Central College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
22:1
South Central College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,677 students
810 students
South Central College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,646 students
1,017 students
South Central College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
South Central College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
2%
South Central College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
7%
7%
South Central College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
8%
12%
South Central College Black (2006-2013)
% White
78%
57%
South Central College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
South Central College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
3%
South Central College Unknown (2006-2013)
South Central College Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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
South Central College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

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 $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,370 $5,740
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,370 $10,294
South Central College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88%
89%
South Central College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
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.

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
    1200 Shakopee Town Square
    Shakopee, MN 55379
    (952)345-1200
    48.6  Mi  |  111  students
  • Eden Prairie
    7905 Golden Triangle Drive, Suite 100
    Eden Prairie, MN 55344
    (952)545-2000
    57  Mi  |  1045  students
  • Bloomington
    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 $5,790 per year for in-state students and $6,400 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,153 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 0.50, 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.