SCC Success Stories

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Choosing the right college is a major decision that can have a significant impact on your future. With so many options available, it can be challenging to know where to start.

Regardless of your background, goals, or previous educational experience, South Central Community College (SCC) is worth considering as your next step. Whether you are a recent high school graduate, an adult learner looking to enhance your skills, seeking to switch careers, or have already pursued traditional education routes, there are many compelling reasons why SCC should be at the forefront of your mind. Keep reading to learn more.

  1. Convenience: South Central College has two campuses located in North Mankato and Faribault, making it a convenient option for both traditional and adult learners who live in the surrounding areas. In addition to on-campus programs, SCC also offers many online options that allow you to complete your coursework at your own pace and on your own schedule. This flexible approach to education is especially beneficial for those who may be juggling work, family commitments, and other responsibilities while pursuing their education. Whether you prefer an on-campus or online learning experience, SCC is committed to providing a high-quality education that meets the needs of all types of learners.
  2. Affordability: SCC offers the lowest tuition in the region with significant savings compared to four-year colleges and universities. In addition, SCC offers financial aid and scholarships to eligible students, making it possible to attend college without incurring excessive debt. SCC Faribault and North Mankato Campus Foundations award over half a million dollars each year!
  3. Career-Focused Programs: SCC offers a range of programs that are designed to prepare you for careers in high-demand fields. For example, the College offers programs in Health Sciences, Agriculture, Human Services and Education, and Arts and Information Technology , among many others. These programs are designed to provide the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your chosen field. View all of SCC’s academic programs.
  4. Transfer Options: SCC has transfer agreements with Minnesota State four-year universities, which means that students can transfer their credits to these institutions and continue their education without losing credits or time. With over 20 pre-bachelor transfer options, SCC is a great option for students who want to start their college education close to home and then transfer to a four-year institution to complete their bachelor's degree. Learn more about transferring to, or transferring from SCC
  5. Support Services: SCC offers a range of support services to help students succeed, including tutoring, counseling, and academic advising. These services are designed to provide the support you need to overcome challenges and achieve your academic and career goals. SCC ‘s emphasis on Student Services plays a critical role in helping all students succeed and thrive during their college years.
  6. Smaller Class Sizes: SCC offers smaller class sizes which allow for more individualized attention from instructors and a more personalized learning experience. Students in smaller classes tend to perform better academically compared to those in larger classes. Having a lower student-to-faculty ratio also fosters a sense of community and more engagement so you can further develop teamwork and leadership skills that are valuable in the workplace.
  7. Experienced Instructors: SCC has highly qualified faculty with extensive experience in their fields. These educators have a deep and nuanced understanding of their area of expertise, so they can convey in-depth knowledge to students in a way that is clear and engaging. This helps you develop a deeper understanding and inspires you in your field of study.
  8. Hands-On Learning: SCC emphasizes hands-on learning with many programs offering opportunities through internships, clinicals, apprenticeships, or other work-based experiences. You can apply what you have learned in the classroom to real-world situations and gain valuable skills and experience that can help you succeed in your career.
  9. State-of-the-Art Labs: At SCC, we take pride in our labs which offer access to cutting-edge technology and equipment. By using these advanced labs, we provide students with educational experiences that incorporate the latest tools and techniques used in their respective fields of study. This not only prepares you for the workforce, but also enhances your career prospects. Our commitment to using the latest technology in our labs is a reflection of our dedication to providing you with the highest quality education possible.
  10. Community Partnerships: SCC is an integral part of our community and has strong partnerships with local businesses and organizations which provides you with opportunities for networking and work-based experiences. These partnerships also help to ensure that SCC's programs are relevant to the needs of the local workforce.
  11. Diversity: SCC is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students. SCC provides services and inclusion centers to help you feel supported on campus. The college values diversity and believes that it is essential to a well-rounded education and a successful career.

That was actually 11 reasons, but we couldn’t help ourselves. South Central College is known for going above and beyond, and who’s counting when there are so many smart reasons to choose SCC?

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