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The Office of Research and Institutional Effectiveness seeks to measure the degree to which South Central College is meeting its stated mission. Based on an effect- or impact-oriented philosophy of continuous organizational improvement. The Office of Research and Institutional Effectiveness provides guidance on the assessment and supporting information for institutional planning, policy formation and decision-making across the college. 

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FY 2018-19

Student Demographic Profile:

  • 4,475 Headcount (unduplicated)
  • 2.137.9 FYE (Full Year Equivalent)
  • 46.9% Female, 51.1% Male
  • 59% Full-time, 41% Part-time
  • Average Age - 28.4 years
  • 21.3% Students of Color
  • 36.0 % Pell Eligible 
  • 55.7% First Generation (Federal definition – parents did not graduate from college)
  • 20.1% First Generation (MN State definition – parents did not attend college)
  • 49.7% Underrepresented (defined as Students of Color, Pell eligible, or First Generation - MN)
  • 85 Veterans enrolled
  • 241 PSEO students enrolled

College Profile:

  • 652 Graduates
  • 448 Degrees awarded
  • 148 Certificates awarded
  • 63 Diplomas awarded

Student Outcomes:

College Persistence and Completion Rate:

  • Percent of fall 2017 cohort of entering Full-time students who have graduated, transferred or retained to the second fall: 65.9%

Completion Rate:

  • Percent of fall 2015 cohort of entering Full-time students who have completed in 3 years: 47.8%

Related Employment of Graduates Rate:

  • Percent of FY 2017 graduates reporting employment during the year after graduation in a job related to their program or major: 90.5%

Continuing Education Rate:

  • Percent of FY 2018 graduates reporting continuing their education during the year after graduation: 29.3%