Why South Central College?

Your Gateway to Success!
Choose from a variety of programs that lead directly to employment or transfer to four-year universities.  If we had to sum up "Why SCC?" it would be three words: Choices, Value, Opportunities.



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




Maximum value for your dollar:

  • Exceptional education with smaller class sizes
  • Tuition and fees averaging just $2,689 per semester (based on 15 credits per semester)
  • More than $350,000 in scholarships awarded annually by our foundations
  • Many financial aid options including grants, loans and workstudy


The Most Affordable Option - Average Annual Tuition and Fees for Full-Time Students (before scholarships and grants).Tuition Comparison - The average annual Tuition and fees for a full-time student at South Central College is $5,378 compared to a private trade (for profit) institution of $15,376




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 http://cbi.southcentral.edu