Southwestern Community College

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

1501 West Townline Street

Creston, IA 50801

(641) 782-7081

(800) 247-4023

Fax: (641) 782-3312

Contact: Lisa Carstens

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1501 West Townline Street

Creston, IA 50801

(641) 782-7081

www.swcciowa.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 1,468

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 188

Degree-seeking undergrads: 908

Setting

Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $3,675 $3,675 $3,840 $4,020 +4.69%
Books and Supplies $1,050 $1,100 $1,155 $1,200 +3.90%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $4,500 $4,500 $4,900 $5,150 +5.10%
Other $288 $300 $315 $325 +3.17%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $4,650 $4,800 $4,944 $5,100 +3.16%
Other $1,500 $1,600 $1,700 $1,775 +4.41%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $9,513 $9,575 $10,210 $10,695 +4.75%
In-state Off Campus $10,875 $11,175 $11,639 $12,095 +3.92%
In-state with Family $4,725 $4,775 $4,995 $5,220 +4.50%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 166 90%
Grant or scholarship aid 136 74% $442,345 $3,253
• Federal grants 79 43% $260,525 $3,298
• Pell grants 76 41% $223,560 $2,942
• Other federal grants 36 19% $36,965 $1,027
State/local government grant or scholarships 26 14% $53,479 $2,057
Institutional grants or scholarships 76 41% $128,341 $1,689
Student loan aid 105 57% $451,337 $4,298
• Federal student loans 105 57% $451,337 $4,298
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOCTOR AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 202 107
Agriculture 5
Agribusiness/agricultural Business Operations 5
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 24 2
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping 9
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Programs 5 2
Business Administration and Management 10
Computing and Information Sciences 2 7
Computer and Information Sciences, Other 1
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 4
Web Page, Digital/multimedia and Information Resources Design 1 3
Construction Trades 9 8
Carpentry/carpenter 9 8
Engineering Technology 3 7
Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering Cad/cadd 3 7
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 53 67
Licensed Practical/vocational Nurse Training 66
Medical Transcription/transcriptionist 1
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 53
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 98
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 98
Mechanics and Repairers 5 16
Autobody/collision and Repair Technology/technician 2 8
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician 3 8
Visual and Performing Arts 3
Music 3
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for nursing. LPN criteria includes date nursing application is received and date COMPASS test scores are achieved. ADN requirements contingent on application, COMPASS test scores, and a ranking selection process.


Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Business A
Agricultural Production A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Music – General Performance A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business – General A
Marketing Management A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – Specific Applications A
Information Sciences/Systems A
Web/Multimedia Management A

Construction Trades

Carpentry A,C

Education

Education – General A

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Emergency Medical Technology C
Medical Transcription A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair A,C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A,C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Southwestern Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(641) 782-7081
Website:www.swcciowa.edu
Type of School:2-year, Public
Apply Online:www.swcciowa.edu/apply/
Address:1501 West Townline Street, Creston, IA 50801
Setting:33
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:1,646
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:894 (54% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$5,490
Out-of-state Tuition:$5,700
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:92%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$5,111

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Southwestern Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Southwestern Community College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services25
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services22
Construction Trades42
Health Professions and Related Programs11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians53
Precision Production21
Visual and Performing Arts1
Grand total1620

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Southwestern Community College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2
Grand total5

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Southwestern Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$5,490
Out-of-state$5,700
Books and supplies$1,254

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$0
Out-of-state$0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid28492%
Grant or scholarship aid24279%$5,111
Student loan aid17055%$4,775

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid72043%$4,794
Federal student loans58235%$5,555

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Southwestern Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Southwestern Community College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Southwestern Community College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment1,646
Undergraduate enrollment1,646
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Southwestern Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

    *General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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