Southwestern Community College

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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.


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