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: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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