South Central College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,490
3.39% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$10,514
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.33%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
2,602
38.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
26.4%
87 Graduates

About

South Central College is a higher education institution located in Nicollet County, MN. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at South Central College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (96 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (42 degrees), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (18 degrees).

In 2022, 591 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South Central College. 53.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (438 degrees), 6.64 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (66 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South Central College is $5,490, which is $−2,622 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at South Central College is $5,490, which is $−2,622 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,514.

In 2022, 92% of undergraduate students attending South Central College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 25% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,490
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at South Central College was $5,490. The cost of tuition at South Central College is $−2,622 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$10,514
2022 Value
4.88%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 South Central College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,514. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of South Central College grew by 4.88%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,400
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South Central College was of $7,400 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 10.4% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 0.0799% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
25%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

92% of undergraduate students at South Central College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 12.2% with respect to 2021, when 82% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
5.33%
2019 Default Rate
40
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at South Central College was 5.33%, which represents 40 out of the 751 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

South Central College had a total enrollment of 2,602 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at South Central College is 1,012 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,590. This means that 38.9% of students enrolled at South Central College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South Central College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.2% White, 11.6% Hispanic or Latino, 10.6% Black or African American, 2.92% Two or More Races, 1.35% Asian, 0.307% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0384% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at South Central College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (36.8%), followed by White Female (30.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.42%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

38.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South Central College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,602 students. The full-time enrollment at South Central College is 1,012 and the part-time enrollment is 1,590. This means that 38.9% of students enrolled at South Central College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at South Central College was 54%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), South Central College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,775 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    301 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    276 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at South Central College is 68.2% White, 11.6% Hispanic or Latino, 10.6% Black or African American, 2.92% Two or More Races, 1.35% Asian, 0.307% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0384% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 63 students (2.42%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 39 more women than men received degrees from South Central College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at South Central College is white (438 degrees awarded). There were 6.64 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (66 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at South Central College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (96 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (42 degrees) and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (18 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at South Central College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (52 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (13 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South Central College are Social workers, all other (155,830 people), Other managers (79,928 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (78,064 people), Software developers (40,406 people), and Social & community service managers (30,401 people).

The most specialized majors at South Central College in 2022 are Precision Production (52 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (13 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees), Engineering Technologies (25 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (96 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South Central College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at South Central College are Precision Production (52 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (13 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees), Engineering Technologies (25 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (96 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South Central College are Elementary & secondary schools (189,871 people), Individual & family services (104,137 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (82,275 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (71,555 people), and Computer Systems Design (68,801 people).

The most specialized majors at South Central College are Precision Production (52 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (13 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees), Engineering Technologies (25 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (96 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by South Central College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 96 degrees awarded
  2. 42 degrees awarded
  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at South Central College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 96 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

276
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
315
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 276 degrees were awarded to men at South Central College, which is 0.876 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (315).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 33 degrees were awarded to men at South Central College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.524 times less than the 63 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 63 degrees were awarded to men at South Central College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.91 times more than the 33 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
30%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 21% of students graduating from South Central College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at South Central College is Female and Two or More Races (33.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.15% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    438 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    66 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South Central College is white (438 degrees awarded). There were 6.64 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (66 degrees).

1.18% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    220 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    218 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at South Central College is white male (220 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (218 degrees).

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Operations

South Central College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.25M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 28k (1.25%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, South Central College had a total salary expenditure of 39.3M. South Central College employs 76 Instructors. Most academics at South Central College are Male Instructor (41), and Female Instructor (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Central College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 35 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 18 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 12 employees.

Endowment

$2.25M
2022 Endowment
1.62%
decline from 2021

South Central College has an endowment valued at about $2.25M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of South Central College declined 1.62% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.97M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$18M
2022 Salaries
3.63%
decline from 2021

In 2022, South Central College paid a median of $18M in salaries, which represents 45.9% of their overall expenditure ($39.3M) and a 3.63% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.49M
Instructional Salaries
76
Number of Employees

In 2022, South Central College paid a total of $5.49M to 76 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
76 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
35 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at South Central College was Instructor with 76 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Central College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 35 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 18 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South Central College was Male Instructor with 41 employees, and Female Instructor with 35 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at South Central College.

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