SOWELA Technical Community College

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School Information

Phone Number: (337) 421-6565
Type of School: 2-year, Public
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Address: 3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Ave, Lake Charles, LA 70615
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 4,058
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 21 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,644 (65% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $4,265
Out-of-state Tuition: $7,692
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 88%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,241

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

SOWELA Technical Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at SOWELA Technical Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 64
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 63
Construction Trades 81
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 83
Health Professions and Related Programs 42
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 12
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 101
Natural Resources and Conservation 2
Personal and Culinary Services 21
Precision Production 2
Science Technologies/Technicians 21
Visual and Performing Arts 21
Grand total 5620

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at SOWELA Technical 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 2019-2020
In-state $4,265
Out-of-state $7,692
Books and supplies $1,300

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 511 88%
Grant or scholarship aid 505 87% $5,241
Student loan aid 15 3% $7,291

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,506 72% $3,932
Federal student loans 0 0% $0

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for SOWELA Technical 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 SOWELA Technical Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

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

SOWELA Technical Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 4,058
Undergraduate enrollment 4,058
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

SOWELA Technical Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

*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. 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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