Southwestern Community College

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School Overview

Southwestern Community College is a 2-year public community college in Sylva, North Carolina. The institution offers various post-secondary education options including diplomas, 1- to 2-year certificates and 2-year associate’s degrees. The college is a member of the North Carolina Community College System, a state network of 50 public colleges.

According to a Washington Monthly report, Southwestern CC is ranked No.4 in the nation among America’s top community colleges and technical schools.

General Information

Admission Office

447 College Drive

Sylva, NC 28779

(828) 586-4091

(800) 447-4091

Fax: (828) 586-3129

Contact: Phil Weast

Dean of Student Services
Main Address

447 College Drive

Sylva, NC 28779

(828) 586-4091

www.southwesterncc.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 2,610

Setting

Rural setting

Rural community (under 2,500)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Admission to allied health programs based on test scores, academic record, interview, and recommendations.


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Hotel/Motel Management C
Marketing Management A
Real Estate C
Restaurant/Food Services Management C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C

Construction Trades

Electrician C
Masonry/Tile Setting C
Plumbing C

Education

Early Childhood Education A,C
Education – General A
Trade/Industrial Education A

Engineering

Computer Engineering – General A
Electrical/Communications Engineering A
Surveying Engineering A

Engineering Technologies

Electrical Engineering Technologies A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science A
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Diagnostic Medical Sonography A
Emergency Medical Technology A
Massage Therapy C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Medical Records Technology A,C
Mental Health Services Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Respiratory Therapy A
Respiratory Therapy Technician A
Substance Abuse Counseling A,C

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General A

Personal & Culinary Services

Cosmetology A,C
Culinary Arts/Related Services A
Manicure/Nails C

Precision Production Trades

Welding Technology C

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A
Police Science 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: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,547
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 552 (36% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $5,888
Out-of-state Tuition: $6,112
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 94%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,284

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Southwestern Community College Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 25
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 22
Construction Trades 42
Health Professions and Related Programs 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 53
Precision Production 21
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 1620

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 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 Fees 2018-2019
In-state $5,888
Out-of-state $6,112
Books and supplies $1,323

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 264 94%
Grant or scholarship aid 226 80% $5,284
Student loan aid 163 58% $5,046

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 706 45% $4,738
Federal student loans 499 32% $5,614

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.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
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 2019

Total Enrollment 1,547
Undergraduate enrollment 1,547
Graduate enrollment 0

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 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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