South Central College

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General Information

Admission Office

1920 Lee Boulevard

PO Box 1920

North Mankato, MN 56003

(507) 389-7451

(800) 722-9359

Fax: (507) 388-9951

Contact: Bev Herda

Admissions Director
Main Address

1920 Lee Boulevard

North Mankato, MN 56003

(507) 389-7200

Total undergrads: 3,783

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,424


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $4,376 $4,515 $4,697 $4,910 +4.53%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,100 $1,100 $1,250 +13.64%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $5,376 $5,615 $5,797 $6,160 +6.26%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 453 83%
Grant or scholarship aid 336 62% $1,092,773 $3,252
• Federal grants 204 38% $690,551 $3,385
• Pell grants 199 37% $637,058 $3,201
• Other federal grants 54 10% $53,493 $991
State/local government grant or scholarships 251 46% $337,185 $1,343
Institutional grants or scholarships 91 17% $65,037 $715
Student loan aid 324 60% $1,671,727 $5,160
• Federal student loans 322 59% $1,609,389 $4,998
• Other student loans 12 2% $62,338 $5,195

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOCTOR AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 380 238
Agriculture 12 30
Agribusiness/agricultural Business Operations 7 2
Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/machine Technology 9
Agricultural Power Machinery Operation 3
Agricultural Production Operations 5 9
Farm/farm and Ranch Management 7
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 81 5
Accounting 23
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping 1
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Programs 14
Business Administration and Management 13
Construction Management 4
Marketing/marketing Management 24
Receptionist 3
Restaurant/food Services Management 3
Small Business Administration/management 1
Communications Technologies/technicians and Support Services 5
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production 5
Computing and Information Sciences 11 4
Computer and Information Sciences 3
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 1
Computer Support Specialist 1
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 8 2
Construction Trades 1 6
Carpentry/carpenter 1 6
Engineering Technology 17 4
Architectural Drafting and Architectural Cad/cadd 7
Civil Engineering Technology/technician 8
Industrial Safety Technology/technician 2 4
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 107 130
Clinical/medical Laboratory Technician 10
Dental Assisting/assistant 7 11
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) 6 9
Licensed Practical/vocational Nurse Training 78
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/coder 20
Medical Transcription/transcriptionist 1
Phlebotomy Technician/phlebotomist 11
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 84
Legal and Law Studies 9
Legal Administrative Assistant/secretary 9
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 80
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 80
Mechanics and Repairers 3 36
Autobody/collision and Repair Technology/technician 1 6
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician 12
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/technician 2 18
Personal and Culinary Services 7 2
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts 7 2
Precision Production Trades 9 15
Computer Numerically Controlled (cnc) Machinist Technology/cnc Machinist 9 15
Visual and Performing Arts 17 2
Commercial and Advertising Art 16 2
Graphic Design 1
Work and Family Studies 21 4
Child Care Provider/assistant 21 4
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Online application fee: $20

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Not reported

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Equipment Technology A,C
Agricultural Production A,C
Agriculture – General A,C
Animal Sciences A,C
Pest Management C

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art A,C
Graphic Design A,C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Accounting Technology A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A
Marketing Management A,C
Reception C
Restaurant/Food Services Management A,C
Small Business Administration C

Communications Technologies

Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Data Processing Technology A
Information Technology A,C
Networking/LAN/WAN Management A,C
Web/Multimedia Management C

Construction Trades

Construction Site Management A
Construction Trades – General A,C

Engineering Technologies

Civil Engineering/Technology A
Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration A,C
Mechatronics A,C
Occupational Safety A,C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Development A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Dental Assistance A,C
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Medical Insurance Coding C
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical A,C
Nursing Assistance C
Phlebotomy C

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C

Personal & Culinary Services

Culinary Arts/Related Services A,C
Restaurant/Catering Management A,C

Precision Production Trades

CabinetmakingMillwork A,C
Machine Tool Technology A,C

Public Administration & Services

Human Services A,C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

South Central College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(507) 389-7200
Type of School:2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address:1920 Lee Blvd, North Mankato, MN 56003-1920
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:2,807
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,725 (61% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$5,369
Out-of-state Tuition:$5,369
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:89%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$4,263

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

South Central College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at South Central College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences95
Architecture and Related Services11
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services88
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services13
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services42
Construction Trades31
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields24
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences22
Health Professions and Related Programs87
Legal Professions and Studies11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians43
Personal and Culinary Services11
Precision Production61
Public Administration and Social Service Professions21
Social Sciences1
Visual and Performing Arts12
Grand total5445

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at South Central College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services22
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Health Professions and Related Programs21
Legal Professions and Studies11
Grand total75

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at South Central College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,250

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid33189%
Grant or scholarship aid27173%$4,263
Student loan aid18249%$5,117

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,94366%$3,597
Federal student loans1,37346%$5,745

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for South Central College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled South Central College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

South Central College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment2,807
Undergraduate enrollment2,807
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

South Central College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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