• 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 2,653 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 32%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,653 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,378
  • Out-state tuition: $5,378
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 26%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 234 teachers has grown by 70% over five years.
South Central College
(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
234 staff
153 staff
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Student Body

The student population of South Central College has declined by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The South Central College diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,653 students
1,912 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
16:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,173 students
1,076 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,480 students
1,424 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of South Central College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
209 students
309 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,173 students
991 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
52 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,480 students
1,331 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
24 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
112 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
2%
6%
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% Hispanic
8%
7%
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% Black
10%
9%
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% White
74%
68%
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
4%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MN.
Diversity Score
0.43
0.52
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.82%
2.61%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.97%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$36,100
$36,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,378 is less than the state average of $5,427. 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 $6,082. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,378
$5,427
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,378
$6,082
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
90%
94%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,000
$12,264
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,242
$6,747
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
91%
SAT Reading
n/a
625
SAT Math
n/a
600
SAT Writing
n/a
565
ACT Composite
n/a
24
ACT English
n/a
24
ACT Math
n/a
23
ACT Writing
n/a
8
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does South Central College cost?

South Central College's tuition is approximately $5,378 for In-State students and $5,378 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,653 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,378
  • Out-state tuition: $5,378
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 26%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,427 per year for in-state students and $6,082 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,208 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 87%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Minnesota community colleges have a diversity score of 0.52, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Globe University-Minneapolis. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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