Waseca is within easy commuting distance from eleven college/university campuses.


Bethany Lutheran Collegeblc_college

Bethany Lutheran College (BLC) is a private, residential, Christian, coeducational, liberal arts college founded in 1927, owned and operated by the Evangelical Lutheran Synod .

The fifty-acre campus of Bethany Lutheran College overlooks the Minnesota River Valley in Mankato, Minnesota, a community of approximately fifty thousand people

Personalized Education: It’s a claim many colleges make. Bethany backs it up. What do we mean by personalized education? To start with, you’re on a campus with about 540 students. Using recent enrollment data, the average class size was 20 students. The biggest class was 50, the smallest was two. It doesn’t get much more personal than that.


Bethany Lutheran College, 700 Luther Dr, Mankato, MN 56001

(507) 344-7000  TOLL FREE: (800) 944-3066

Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center Hours: 1-9 p.m., Sun.-Thurs. & 1-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (507) 344-7365
Concerts/Plays:  (507) 344-7365 for tickets

Gustavus Adolphus College

gustavus_adolphus_homepageGustavus Adolphus College is a church-related, residential liberal arts college firmly rooted in its Swedish and Lutheran heritage.

The College offers students of high aspiration and promise a liberal arts education of recognized excellence provided by faculty who embody the highest standards of teaching and scholarship. The Gustavus curriculum is designed to bring students to mastery of a particular area of study within a general framework that is both interdisciplinary and international in perspective.

Website: Gustavus Adolphus College

Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, Saint Peter, MN 56082 USA

Call (507) 933-7598 or 933-7520 for ticket information.

The Hillstrom Museum of Art is open, free of charge, to the public.

Gallery Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. weekends.

South Central College


South Central College is the newest comprehensive community and technical college is the State

of Minnesota. The college provides an Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences, in addition to over 50 career and professional majors. Unique majors include: Agribusiness; Civil Engineering Technology; Computer Integrated Machining; Mechatronics; and Graphic Communications-Design and Production. South Central College has campuses in two great communities –Faribault and North Mankato.
South Central College has a growing online presence and offers fully accredited courses/majors that are taught by the college’s qualified faculty. South Central College emphasizes globalization and integrates an international perspective into the curriculum.
South Central College enjoys established partnerships with regional businesses and industries. This provides great opportunities for student employment and internships. In addition, SCC’s business partners support the campus foundations and provide over ¼ million dollars in scholarships annually.
South Central College is proud member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and is an equal opportunity employer/educator.


South Central College established the CBI to help businesses, non-profit and government organizations improve their performance to meet the challenges of the global and local economies.  Course offerings can be found under the Courses/Services tab.


Phone: North Mankato Campus 507-389-7200   Faribault Campus 507-332-5800

Rasmussen College


There is nothing more powerful than an education. It gives you the ability to go after all your dreams. It gives you the confidence to take on the world and win. At Rasmussen College, we are here to give you that power. We are a private, regionally accredited college offering Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degrees. We have spent more than 108 years preparing for your success. Our departments and programs have been expertly cultivated to provide an exception level of education. From our Admissions Representatives to our Student Support Coordinators, a Mentor Center, and Career and Financial Services, we have an amazing team of people here to make sure YOU excel in every way!


Riverland Community College

Riverland is a regional comprehensive community college inspiring learning for living through a personalized educational environment.
Riverland will be a regional leader in liberal arts and career-technical higher education and an essential link to economic and social vitality. Riverland will be recognized for excellence in learning through innovation, responsiveness, resourcefulness, and collaboration.
Values Reflecting College Goals:
•    Above all else, we value people.
•    We value learning.

•    We value personalized services, affordability, and access.
•    We value honesty, mutual respect, integrity, and personal responsibility.
•    We value diversity and inclusiveness.
•    We value a culture of inquiry, assessment, and collaboration.
•    We value the provision of technology and equipment that enhances learning and the delivery of services.
•    We value fiscal responsibility and the development of new financial resources.
•    We value community, workforce, and economic development.

Website: Riverland Community College

Minnesota State University

We invite you to consider our campus as an opportunity to push beyond possibilities, to explore and expand, and to connect with a learning environment that’s just the right size — a place with resources of a large university, but with personal attention and community.

Minnesota State Mankato is located in south central Minnesota 85 miles southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN on a bluff overlooking the scenic Minnesota River valley. Minnesota State Mankato is a comprehensive university and community dedicated to excellence in academics and personal growth. We academically challenge students with over 125 undergraduate programs of study that develop new perspectives, skills, and opportunities. In addition, the University offers nearly 100 graduate programs, which includes three at the doctoral level. The strong academic programs and excellent faculty attract over 14,600 students from 42 states in the United States and 72 countries. Our faculty and advisors are accomplished, supportive, and always challenging students to higher levels of thought and action.

Minnesota State University · Mankato, Minnesota 56001  Tel: 1-800-722-0544


Website: Minnesota State University

Dept. of Theatre and Dance (507) 389-6661,,


Good Thunder Reading Series 389-1354,
Music Performance Series: 389-5549,
Art Department 389-6412,
or CSU Student Gallery, 23 Centennial Student Union;

Located on the lower level of the Student Union next to the food court.


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