The Office of Strategic Enrollment and Institutional Effectiveness (SE/IE) 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 Strategic Enrollment 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 2021-22

Student Demographic Profile:

  • 4,302 Headcount (unduplicated)
  • 1,785 FYE (Full Year Equivalent)
  • 50.2% Male; 47.2% Female
  • 51.7% Full-time, 48.3% Part-time
  • Average Age - 28.5 years
  • 20.9% Students of Color
  • 31.0 % Pell Eligible 
  • 53.9% First Generation (Federal definition – parents did not graduate from college)
  • 22.2% First Generation (MN State definition – parents did not attend college)
  • 45.1% Underrepresented (defined as Students of Color, Pell eligible, or First Generation - MN)
  • 44 Veterans enrolled
  • 461 PSEO students enrolled

College Profile:

  • 593 Graduates
  • 379 Degrees awarded
  • 140 Certificates awarded
  •  74 Diplomas awarded

Student Outcomes:

College Persistence and Completion Rate

Percent of fall 2020 cohort of entering Full-time students who have graduated, transferred or retained to the second fall: 62.5%

Completion Rate

Percent of fall 2019 cohort of entering Full-time students who have completed in 3 years: 44.1%

Related Employment of Graduates Rate

Percent of FY 2021 graduates reporting employment during the year after graduation in a job related to their program or major: 85.1%

Continuing Education Rate

Percent of FY 2021 graduates reporting continuing their education during the year after graduation: 28.9%