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Located in North Mankato, Minnesota, South Central College is a public institution. North Mankato is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

1,173 Full-Time Undergraduates
$4,835 Avg In-State Tuition

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South Central College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

South Central College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#94 Best Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#95 Best Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#109 Best Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at South Central College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Civil Engineering Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Precision Production Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Value Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Value Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Electromechanical Engineering Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Precision Metal Working Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Precision Production Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#55 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards South Central College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Civil Engineering Technology Schools College Factual
#2 Best Civil Engineering Technology Schools College Factual
#18 Best Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Schools College Factual
#18 Best Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician Schools College Factual
#40 Best Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#58 Best Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is South Central College?

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Contact details for South Central College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1920 Lee Blvd, North Mankato, MN 56003-1920
Phone: 507-389-7200
Website: www.southcentral.edu/

Can I Afford South Central College?

$4,835 In-State Tuition
34% Take Out Loans
12.9% Loan Default Rate
During the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time students at South Central College paid $161 per credit hour, whether they were in-state or out-of-state. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $4,835 $4,835
Fees $656 $656
Books and Supplies $1,251 $1,251

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At South Central College, approximately 34% of students took out student loans averaging $5,174 a year. That adds up to $20,696 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at South Central College is 12.9%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

South Central College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,173 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,653 undergraduate students at South Central College, with 1,173 being full-time and 1,480 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 1,173 full-time undergraduates at South Central College, 52% are male and 48% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of South Central College students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 14
Black or African American 120
Hispanic or Latino 152
White 812
International Students 37
Other Races/Ethnicities 38

Over 6 countries are represented at South Central College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are El Salvador, Bangladesh, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at South Central College

1,469 Took All Classes Online
2,103 Took At Least One Class Online
97.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 2,103 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at South Central College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 25th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of South Central College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at South Central College was 97.8%. This is the #350 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at South Central College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of South Central College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Engineering Technologies 6%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at South Central College ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at South Central College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Engineering Technologies #34

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

South Central College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Automation Engineer Technology 17 31 1 49
Welding Technology/Welder 38 0 0 38
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist 1 11 15 27
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 18 18
Civil Engineering Technology 0 16 0 16
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk 14 0 0 14
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 13 0 0 13
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 8 5 13
Carpentry/Carpenter 0 0 9 9
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 4 5 9
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 0 4 4 8
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 0 8 0 8
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 7 0 7
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 0 6 1 7
Laboratory Technician 0 2 0 2
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 0 1 0 1
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager 0 0 0 0
Architectural Drafting & Architectural CAD/CADD 0 0 0 0
Manufacturing Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 0 0 0 0
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 0 0 0
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 83 98 58 239

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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