South Central College

  • 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 2,746 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.

Top Rankings

South Central College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Minnesota for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 137 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
South Central College(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty137 staff73 staff
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Student Body

The student population of South Central College has declined by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The South Central College diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has grown by 45% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,746 students1,859 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:129:1
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# Full-Time Students1,382 students843 students
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# Part-Time Students1,364 students1,016 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
1%
6%
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% Hispanic
7%
6%
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% Black
9%
11%
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% White
74%
63%
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% Two or more races
2%
4%
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% Non Resident races
2%
3%
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% Unknown races
5%
6%
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Diversity Score0.440.58
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College Completion Rate
25%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,100$35,400
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,378 is less than the state average of $6,639. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,378 is less than the state average of $7,204. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,378$6,639
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,378$7,204
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid82%85%
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Median Debt for Graduates$13,310$13,350
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,250$7,508
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Source: 2019 (or 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

The nearest community college to South Central College is Bethany Lutheran College (2.7 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Bethany Lutheran College
    Bethany Lutheran College Photo - Bethany is part a member of the NCAA - Division III.
    Private not-for-profit
    739 students | 2.70 Mi700 Luther Dr
    Mankato, MN 56001
    (507) 344-7000
    2.70739
  • Rasmussen College-Mankato
    Private, for profit
    690 students | 4.50 Mi130 Saint Andrews Drive
    Mankato, MN 56001
    (507) 625-6556
    4.50690
  • 216 students | 57.10 Mi7905 Golden Triangle Drive, Suite 100
    Eden Prairie, MN 55344
    (952) 914-5300
    57.10216
  • 9,784 students | 57.40 Mi9700 France Ave S
    Bloomington, MN 55431
    (952) 358-8200
    57.409,784
  • Academy College
    Private for-profit
    99 students | 59.80 Mi1600 W. 82nd Street, Suite 100
    Bloomington, MN 55431
    (952) 851-0066
    59.8099
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Did You Know?
For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,639 per year for in-state students and $7,204 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,414 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 86%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Minnesota community colleges have a diversity score of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Saint Paul College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.