South Central College (SCC) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association and has two main campuses, Faribault, MN, and North Mankato, MN, in addition to an online campus located at online.southcentral.edu.
SCC offers more than 50 Liberal Arts and Science majors in the following subjects:
- Arts, Communications, and Information Systems
- Business Management and Administration
- Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
- Engineering, Manufacturing, and Technology
SCC’s Liberal Arts and Science programs allow for credits to be easily transferred to 4-year colleges or universities and can be completed in two years for full-time students. Certificate programs or those with a diploma may be completed in a shorter time period.
All applicants applying to SCC must have a high school diploma/GED or if an applicant has no diploma/GED, he or she should demonstrate potential for being a successful student.
Tuition for on-campus courses, including all fees, was $180 for the 2013-2014 year. Online course tuition, including fees, totaled $212.
Financial aid options are available from federal financial aid programs and SCC’s own financial aid programs.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,800. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $20 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $4,800-$5,800 for both state residents and nonresidents
- Per unit charges are around $200 for part time students
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||87%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||69%||$4,282|
|Receiving Student Loans||53%||$4,854|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, South Central College may provide services to students including:
- Online classes
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for this school compared to community colleges in Minnesota, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
|South Central College||Nicollet County||Minnesota|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1970)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by South Central College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to South Central College.
- Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, MN (62 miles away)
- Riverland Community College in Austin, MN (62 miles away)
- Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville, IA (66 miles away)
- Minneapolis Community and Technical College in Minneapolis, MN (67 miles away)
- Inver Hills Community College in Inver Grove Heights, MN (67 miles away)