Why South Central College?

Choices. Value. Opportunities!



South Central College provides you with a wide array of choices that lead to personal and career success (in 2 years or less):

  • 50 Technical Career and Professional programs with industry-savvy instructors using the latest technology
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences programs that enable you to earn your two-year associates degree at South Central College and transfer those credits to a four-year university
  • Courses that are available at our Faribault and North Mankato campuses, as well as online



South Central College gives you more for value for your dollar:

  • Exceptional education with smaller class sizes with individualized attention
  • Tuition and fees averaging just $2,689 per semester (based on 15 credits per semester) (tuition and fees page)
  • More than $350,000 in scholarships awarded annually by our Foundations (southcentral.edu/scholarships)
  • Many financial aid options including grants, loans and workstudy (fafsa.ed.gov SCC Code: 005537)

The Most Affordable Option - Average Annual Tuition and Fees for Full-Time Students (before scholarships and grants).Tuition Comparison - The average annual Tuition and fees for a full-time student at South Central College is $5,378 compared to a private trade (for profit) institution of $15,376




South Central College provides opportunities that will benefit you now and in the future:

  • Relationships with businesses throughout the region that result in providing opportunities for student internships, apprenticeships and permanent employment
  • High job placement rates in some of today’s hottest fields
  • Partnerships with educational institutions within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and beyond providing a smooth transition to the next stage of your education


If you're looking for refreshers, certifications, or licensure education South Central's Center for Business and Industry offers a broad range of workforce education.  You can learn more at http://cbi.southcentral.edu