At A Glance

faribault Campus PhotoSouth Central College's Faribault Campus

Student Demographics

  • Total number of students served: 5,481
  • Full-time students: 49%
  • Part-time students: 51%
  • Percent female: 50%
  • Percent male: 48%
  • Percent students of color: 16%
mankato Campus PhotoSouth Central College's North Mankato Campus


  • Courses are available at two campuses in Faribault and North Mankato, as well as online.
  • Technical and Professional programs prepare students for a variety of careers in the following areas: Advanced Manufacturing, Agribusiness, Allied Health & Nursing, Automotive, Building & Design and Business Careers.
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences programs enable students to earn a two-year Associate of Arts degree at South Central College and transfer those credits to a four-year university to pursue a Bachelor's degree.
  • Programs are added to meet student and employer demand, including two new offerings in fall 2015 - Carpentry and Visual Arts.
  • International perspectives are integrated into the curriculum, with several international travel experiences available to students.
  • Smaller class sizes and individualized attention provide the perfect environment for student success.
  • Abundant academic support services including tutoring and ADA assistance ensure all students thrive.
  • $300,000+ in scholarships are awarded annually by South Central College's Foundations.
  • Extensive relationships between the college and businesses throughout the region provide opportunities for student internships, apprenticeships and permanent employment.
  • Partnerships with educational institutions within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and beyond provide a smooth transition to the next stage of a student’s education.
  • Customized training and workforce education options are available through South Central's Center for Business and Industry.