Where is South Central College located?
SCC has 2 campuses, located in the growing communities of Faribault and Mankato.  Learn more about our Local Communities.
How many students attend South Central College?
Approximately 2500 full-time and thousands of part-time students, college-wide.
What is the average class size?
18-24 students per class
What degrees are offered?
  • Associate of Arts Degree (AA) ~ 60 credits
  • Associate in Science Degree (AS) ~ 64 credits
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) ~ 62-72 credits
  • Diploma ~ 34-72 credits
  • Certificate ~ 19-30 credits

Learn more about our degrees offered.

What are the tuition costs & fees?
Current costs can be found on the Tuition and Fees page.
How will I pay for College?
Students may complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for student grants, loans, and workstudy.  To apply, visit fafsa.ed.gov  SCC also offers the new FACTS payment plan which allows you to use a credit card or automatic bank account withdrawals to pay for college. For more information visit financial aid and payment options.
Are scholarships available?
Yes, SCC's Foundation awards more than $200,000.00 in annual scholarships. Our Presidential Scholarship offers FREE TUITION to recipients selected from high school seniors admitted as full-time students with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher.  Hundreds of additional scholarships are available to students.  The application deadline is mid-March for distribution each Fall. For more information visit scholarships.
What type of placement assistance is available?
SCC has resources available in our placement office to assist our students in finding both full-time employment upon graduation and part-time jobs while attending classes.  Students and alumni have access to job postings. For more information visit Job Placement Services.
What types of extracurricular activities are available for students?
All students have the opportunity to be part of Student Senate (Student Government) and Phi Theta Kappa (College Honor Society).  Other organizations are available to students through their major including; Business Professionals of America (BPA), National Student Nurses" Association (NSNA), Skills USA-VICA, Delta Epsilon Chi (DEX) and Post-Secondary Ag (PAS).  
What support is available to help me succeed?
The Academic Support Center (ASC) provides study skills training, and peer or staff tutoring for math, writing, computers, and other topics. Disability services including adaptive equipment, test modification, sign language interpreters, and environmental modification, are available to students providing documentation of a disability. Visit the academic support area for additional academic support information. 
Where do most of the students live?
SCC does not have dormitories or other on-campus housing.  Students who do not commute from home find off-campus housing through listings in SCC’s Student Affairs Center, the Chamber of Commerce or local rental agencies.