South Central College

Tel: (507)389-7200
  • 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 3,387 students (47% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
  • South Central College is the only community colleges within Nicollet County, MN.
  • The nearest community college is Bethany Lutheran College (2.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 137 teachers has declined by 38% over five years.
South Central College(MN) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty137 staff51 staff
South Central College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 3,387 has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 61% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,387 students1,302 students
South Central College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio25:130:1
South Central College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,587 students768 students
South Central College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,800 students534 students
South Central College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
South Central College Enrollment Breakdown MN All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
South Central College American Indian/Alaskan (2008-2010)
% Asian
South Central College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
South Central College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
South Central College Black (2007-2016)
% White
South Central College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
South Central College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
South Central College Non Resident (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
South Central College Ethnicity Breakdown MN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.300.45
South Central College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
South Central College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,100$35,800
South Central College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,378 is less than the state average of $6,979. 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 $7,514. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,378$6,979
South Central College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,378$7,514
South Central College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%89%
South Central College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$14,164$15,511
South Central College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,500$7,600
South Central College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Bethany Lutheran College
    Private, non-profit
    531 students | 2.80 Mi700 Luther Dr
    Mankato MN  56001
  • Rasmussen College-Mankato
    Private, for profit
    690 students | 4.50 Mi130 Saint Andrews Drive
    Mankato MN  56001
  • 216 students | 57.00 Mi7905 Golden Triangle Drive, Suite 100
    Eden Prairie MN  55344
  • 9,539 students | 57.40 Mi9700 France Ave S
    Minneapolis MN  55431
  • 763 students | 60.30 Mi1401 W 76 St
    Minneapolis MN  55423
Recent Articles
March 14, 2018
Although California’s real estate may be soft, the state’s community college constructions projects are booming. Learn about where the $1.6 billion is going and how community colleges are improving their facilities.
March 11, 2018
Community colleges face many hurdles, ranging from budget constraints to increased enrollment, but a new study pinpoints some of the largest issues - which may surprise you.
March 11, 2018
Be surprised by the results from the first ever national community college survey, which found that students value their internet connection more than their instructors!
Did You Know?
For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,979 per year for in-state students and $7,514 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,283 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Minnesota community colleges have a diversity score of 0.45, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.