South Central College

Tel: (507)389-7200
3,387 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 3,387 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 33:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 25%.
  • 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 40% over five years.
South Central College (MN) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 137 staff 51 staff
South Central College Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

  • The student population of 3,387 has declined by 13% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has grown by 36% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,387 students 1,083 students
South Central College Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1 33:1
South Central College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 1,587 students 667 students
South Central College Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 1,800 students 530 students
South Central College Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
South Central College Enrollment Breakdown MN All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
South Central College Asian (2007-2015)
% Hispanic
South Central College Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
South Central College Black (2007-2015)
% White
South Central College White (2007-2015)
% Two or more races
South Central College More (2011-2015)
% Unknown races
South Central College Ethnicity Breakdown MN All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.30 0.42
South Central College Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,355 is equal to the state average of $5,355. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,355 is less than the state average of $5,522. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,355 $5,355
South Central College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,355 $5,522
South Central College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 89% 91%
South Central College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (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
    Pivate, 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
    Bloomington MN  55431
  • 763 students | 60.30 Mi1401 W 76 St
    Richfield MN  55423
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Did You Know?
For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,355 per year for in-state students and $5,522 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,300 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 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 0.42, 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.