Everyone at South Central College is committed to ensuring all students thrive while in college and achieve their dreams after graduating.

Student Success Initiatives

Achieving the Dream
In 2016, South Central College was selected to participate in Achieving the Dream, a nation-wide network of more than 220 colleges in 39 states dedicated to student success.  As an Achieving the Dream institution, South Central College is working to implement, align and scale cutting edge reforms to ensure the success of current students and the sustainability of the college to serve future students.   

Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP)
Since 2012, South Central College has followed the AQIP pathway for accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission.  The college chose this particular program because of its emphasis on continuous quality improvement to best meet the evolving needs of students.

SCC Students at a Glance
(based on FY17 unless otherwise indicated)

  • Total Number:  5,090
  • Average Age: 29.1
  • Traditional Age (18 -24): 52%
  • Students of Color: 20%
  • First-Generation (MN definition-parents had no college): 23.5%
  • Pell Grant Eligible: 36%
  • Financial Aid Eligible: 66%
  • Persistence and Completion Rate: 69%
  • Related Employment of Graduates* (FY16):  93%
  • Graduates continuing their education (FY16):  35%

*Related Employment Definition: graduates available for employment placed in related occupation within one year of graduation