• Explore SCC

    South Central College can help you chart a new course to a rewarding career.  Choose from unique majors that allow you to match your interests to one of over 50 in-demand programs.  Fast-growing, high-paying jobs await SCC graduates.

    If you're interested in a four-year degree, many students start at SCC with a two year program and then transfer to a four year college or university.  This approach can save you thousands of dollars in tuition.  Speaking of value, last school year SCC students received over $250,000 in scholarships.

    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


  • Technical Majors

    Graduate in two years or less with the skills needed to enter the workforce. Learn from expert instructors in small classes with the latest resources.  You'll find cutting-edge technologies across the college. From the computer labs, health care simulation center, science labs, robotic lab, and machining center your experience working with advanced technologies will give you an edge in the work force.

    Many of SCC's technical programs also offer transfer options toward a bachelor's degree.


  • Liberal Arts

    ExploreVideos-LiberalArtsSCC's Associate in Arts degree provides a high quality and affordable start to your academic career.  Choose from a number of interesting Liberal Arts concentrations of study including Communications, English, Fine Arts, History, and Psychology.

    A popular option for students is to begin their education at SCC and transfer to a four-year college or university to complete their degree.

    In doing so, your learning is supported by smaller class sizes, excellent academic support services, and knowledgeable faculty who are committed to your success.


  • Online Learning

    ExploreVideos-OnlineSouth Central's accredited online programs and courses are designed to make earning your degree convenient. 

    Complete all or part of your degree online.  Learning can happen wherever you connect to the Internet.  Online students view lectures, download resources, interact with other students, submit homework, and take exams much like a traditional class but on a more flexible schedule. You don't have to put your life on hold to go to college.

    Learn more about SCC's online options at http://online.southcentral.edu.

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What Can I Study?

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    Photo of StudentsEach of SCC’s divisions offers a range of educational opportunities that cater to specific career fields. Explore the range of programs by clicking the career fields below.

    Our full catalog of programs is available online at http://ecatalog.southcentral.edu

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources +

    photos of ag studentsSCC is a leader in agribusiness education in Southern Minnesota providing you more options for ag related careers.  Learn about specific programs in this career field by viewing our online catalog.

  • Arts, Communications & Information Systems +

    Students in Arts, Communications & Information SystemsExpress your creativity! Choose from careers in Information Technology, Graphic Communication, or Multimedia Technology.  Learn about specific programs in this career field by viewing our online catalog.

  • Business, Management & Administration +

    explore academics businessAt SCC we mean business! Our expert instructors will prepare you for a specialization in a professional business career.  Learn about specific programs in this career field by viewing our online catalog.

  • Engineering, Manufacturing, and Technology +

    Photos of students in engineering career fieldsLearn in an environment that embraces technology and provides you with advanced skills that put you in demand.  Learn about specific programs in this career field by viewing our online catalog.

  • Health Science Technology +

    Photos of students in healthcare career fieldsIt's not just a career... it's a calling! SCC offers more choices for learning in a variety of growing healthcare fields. Learn about specific programs in this career field by viewing our online catalog.

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    explore academics human servicesCaring careers in early childhood development, community social services and pre-social work.  Learn about specific programs in this career field by viewing our online catalog.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences (AA or MN Transfer) +

    Photos of Liberal Arts StudentsQuality and affordable education that transfers! A growing trend among students of all ages is to start at SCC and then transfer to a 4-year college.    Learn more about this program by viewing our online catalog.

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How Much Is Tuition?

A High Quality and Affordable Education

Photo of SCC instructor That's right.  Tuition will remain the same for the next two years, making your degree even more affordable.  In fact, all Minnesota State Colleges and Universities are freezing tuition to provide you with the continued opportunity to earn an affordable degree while keeping college debt levels as low as possible.

Compare the savings. Average full-time tuition and fees at private trade schools are 222% higher than MnSCU 2-year technical and community colleges.

Tuition and Fees
Cost Per Credit
Tuition* $161.20
Online Tuition $195.70
Student Activity Fee $5.75
MSCSA $0.31
Technology Fee $10.00
Parking Fee** $2.00
Total $179.26
Total for Online Courses $211.76

* Certain courses may have a higher tuition rate. See a list of these courses on our main web site's Tuition and Fees/Policy page.

Note: SCC's current non-resident tuition and fee rates are the same as those charged to Minnesota residents. This is subject to change pending MnSCU Board and/or Minnesota Office of Higher Education action.

**Parking Fee $2.00 per credit, not to exceed $60.00 per academic year (Summer, Fall, Spring).

Types of Financial Aid

SCC recognizes that every student’s financial situation is unique and we work closely with our students to explore a full range of options for financing their education.  Our financial aid professionals are ready to help you discover and apply for grants, loans, scholarships, and workstudy opportunities.

Photo of some scholarship recipients Scholarships - Last year SCC students received $250,000 in scholarship assistance. Presidential Scholarships are awarded each year and provide “free tuition” to incoming high school students with qualifying GPAs and demonstrated leadership skills.  Learn more about SCC scholarships.

Grants - Grants are available to those students who are eligible.

Loans - The college has different types of loans available to aid in the paying of your college expenses.

Workstudy - SCC has many on campus opportunities to earn money and build your work experience.  Workstudy jobs have flexible hours that allow you to make the most of your time on campus.  See available jobs here or email Lisa Apitz for the most current opportunities.

How to Visit Campus?

Bring your family and friends!

Photo of studentsThere is nothing better than experiencing our campuses in person. Get a real feel for South Central College’s atmosphere with a campus visit.  Talk to our admissions and financial aid experts, tour the campus and visit with students and faculty.  It's a great way to feel confident that you're making the right college choice.

You can visit either SCC campus any time of the year.  Feel free to contact our Student Affairs office in Faribault or North Mankato for an appointment. Visits can be scheduled Monday through Friday from 7:30AM to 4:00PM. Call for yours today!

Faribault Campus - 1225 Third Street SW
Directions to Campus
Local: 507-332-5800 | Toll Free: 800-422-0391

North Mankato Campus - 1920 Lee Boulevard
Directions to Campus
Local: 507-389-7200 | Toll Free: 800-722-9359

Individuals with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation for taking a campus tour can contact Marilyn Weber, Disability Coordinator, at 507-389-7339, 1-800-722-9359 (Voice) or 507-389-7200 (TTY).  Contact should be made after your tour appointment has been scheduled with the Admissions office and at least 7 days prior to the tour.

How to Apply?

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The Admissions Office will help you with the application process. Admissions personnel are your connection to the SCC community and are happy to set up campus visits, explain admission requirements, and can refer you to staff that can assist you with scholarship and financial aid opportunities.

Choose your status below to view a checklist and timeline for applying to SCC. 


Campus Life

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An important part of going to college is meeting people and making new friends. Employers value leadership, good communication skills and perseverance. While you can't learn all of these skills in the classroom, SCC's student organizations can really help!

Clubs and Organizations

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You can get involved in a wide variety of student-run campus organizations at SCC.  In addition to your classes these student organizations are a great way to make new friends, prepare for a career, or make a difference in an area that is important to you.  There is something for everyone.


A vital part of South Central College is its diverse population of students, faculty and staff. We welcome the expansion of our horizons and are committed to respecting the individual differences that enrich our college community.

Bookstore and Cafe

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South Central College has recently remodeled the SCC North Mankato Campus bookstore and café bringing an updated collegiate “commons” atmosphere to these popular gathering places for students. SCC’s Faribault Campus student commons area features a wide array of vending and refrigerator access for those students that prefer to bring their lunch. Bookstores on both campuses provide textbooks, college supplies and SCC apparel items. The North Mankato Campus Café provides specialty coffees and soft drinks, as well as a vast array of soups, salads, sandwiches, fast food favorites and entrees.