Photo of students graduating and text that reads October is College Knowledge MonthOctober is College Knowledge Month and now is the time to plan ahead! Our exceptional academic programs, hands-on learning opportunities, and attentive faculty are only part of how South Central College prepares you for success. Now and during the month of October, apply to SCC – and apply yourself to push your boundaries and get ready to achieve your goals!

South Central College provides you with an environment where creativity is nurtured, intellect grows, and your potential is realized. Now is the time to apply for admissions, financial aid, and scholarships – early and easily. You can even schedule your full academic year in advance clearing your way to a successful student experience.

At SCC, students come first. Throughout your time here, your instructors, staff and administrators will be here to help map your path to a timely graduation, earn your degree, launch your career, or continue on to a 4-year college. Apply today – SCC is affordable and applying is always free!


It is a uniquely challenging time to think of starting or finishing your degree. Being closer to home, being mindful about finances, pursuing your education, and being smart about it is more important than ever. South Central College makes it easy for you to stay the course and take control of your educational destiny.

If we had to sum up "Why SCC?" it would be three words: Choices, Value, Opportunities.

  • Choices


    A wide range of choices that lead to success in 2 years or less:

    • Over 50 academic programs with industry-savvy instructors using the latest technology
    • Two-year associates degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences that transfer to a four-year university
    • Courses on our Faribault and North Mankato campuses, as well as online
  • Value


    Maximum value for your dollar:

    • Exceptional education with smaller class sizes
    • Tuition and fees averaging just $2,818 per semester (based on 15 credits per semester)
    • More than $500,000 in scholarships awarded annually by our foundations
    • Many financial aid options including grants, loans and workstudy
  • Opportunities


    Benefits you now and in the future:

    • Relationships with local businesses that provide student internships, apprenticeships and permanent employment
    • High job placement rates in some of today’s hottest fields
    • Partnerships within Minnesota State system and beyond (providing a smooth transition to the next stage of your education)
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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

More than $500,000 in scholarships awarded annually by our foundations
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What SCC Alumni Say

  • SCC provided me the opportunity to learn more about myself, my interests, and allowed me to realize my opportunities are unlimited.
    Josseline Lopez Student, Minnesota State University, Mankato 2016 Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • I enjoyed the instructors and their knowledge of the industry. They were great to work with to determine the right classes for the career path that I chose.
    Reid Olson Account Manager, Dupont Pioneer
    2004 Agribusiness Graduate
  • I left SCC at just 20 years of age, but with the tools and knowledge necessary to "hit the ground running" when I began my first position as a Legal Assistant only days after graduating.
    Sheri Fischer Attorney
    1997 Legal Administrative Assistant Graduate
  • I am proud of my success at SCC and look forward to using my leadership skills as I continue my education at Minnesota State University, Mankato to complete my bachelor's degree.
    Hussein Osman Student, Minnesota State University, Mankato
    2015 Liberal Arts & Sciences Graduate
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