South Central College

South Central College

South Central College, also known as SCC, is located in Southern Minnesota, United States. Previously, the college was known as South Central Technical College. It was established in the year 1946 and is under Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. The college has other campuses located at North Mankato and Faribault. South Central College offers students more than 50 diplomas, associate degrees, and certificate programs in a wide range of study fields including business, health care, industrial technology, management, and construction technology. SCC also offers online courses to its students.

There are various clubs and organizations available to students on campus including the Student Senate, Phi Theta Kappa, Delta Epsilon Chi, Business Professionals of America, and National Student Nurses Organization.

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South Central College
1920 Lee Blvd
North Mankato , MN 56003-1920
General Phone: (507) 389-7200

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South Central College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine178EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology72dental assistant, medical coding, medical lab tech, phlebotomy
Business and Management61business management, accounting, accounting technology, marketing
Agricultural Science and Management38agricultural operations, farm management, agricultural technology, agricultural machine tech, agricultural production
Liberal Arts29liberal arts and sciences
Mechanics and Repair29HVAC, autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Family and Social Work28child care management, child care provider, human services
Office and Administration23administrative assistant, executive secretary, receptionist
Engineering Technician20telecommunications tech, industrial safety tech, computer systems tech, architectural drafting
Production Trades19machinist
Construction Trades16carpentry
Computer Science and Engineering16computer programming, web design, computer networking
Photography and Commercial Art12commercial art
Media9printing equipment operation
Law7legal secretary
Cooking and Culinary Arts5culinary arts
Hospitality4restaurant and food services management

Number of programs and degrees for South Central College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree31729
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years334
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years17917
Award of less than 1 academic year378

South Central College Student Body

In 2007-2008, South Central College had a total enrollment of 3,639 students (2,504 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 81%
Black 2%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 12%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 24%
20-21 17%
22-24 13%
25-29 12%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 11%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

South Central College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %
Part-Time 43 %

South Central College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of North Mankato, Minnesota for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Minnesota Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

South Central College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,515
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,515
Books and supplies $ 1,100

Financial Aid:
South Central College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 553700)

South Central College Faculty

South Central College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1820
Non-tenured and not on tenure track40

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year70$62,69250$61,354
All faculty totalacademic year70$62,69250$61,354

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

South Central College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Business Technology
Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology
Agricultural Production Operations, General
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Industrial Safety Technology/Technician
Telecommunications Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management
Human Services, General

Restaurant/Food Services Management

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist

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What Sets South Central College Apart:

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Top 9%South Central College % of degrees in agricultural science and management
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Top 11%South Central College Number of degree programs
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Top 14%South Central College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 16%South Central College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in family and social work
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Top 16%South Central College % of degrees in family and social work
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Top 17%South Central College Male % of student body
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Top 19%South Central College Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 19%South Central College % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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Top 19%South Central College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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Top 20%South Central College Number of students
% of degrees in business and management
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Top 20%South Central College % of degrees in business and management

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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