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Southwest Tennessee Community College Overview

Located in Memphis, Tennessee, Southwest Tennessee Community College is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Southwest Tennessee Community College Known For?

1,057 Undergraduate Awards
100% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Southwest.
  • In 2017-2018, 41% of the faculty were full-time.

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Southwest Tennessee Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Southwest has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#370 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Southwest.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#74 Most Popular Business Support & Assistant Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#94 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#191 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#191 Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Southwest Tennessee Community College?

Location of Southwest Tennessee Community College

Contact details for Southwest are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 737 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901-333-5000

How Do I Get Into Southwest?

You can apply to Southwest online at:

Admission Requirements for Southwest

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Southwest?

100% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
Southwest Tennessee Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 100%, and the acceptance rate for women is 100%.

Can I Afford Southwest Tennessee Community College?

Southwest Tennessee Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,526 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,433 undergraduate students at Southwest, with 4,526 being full-time and 4,907 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Southwest

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,526 full-time undergraduates at Southwest, 38% are male and 62% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Southwest

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Southwest Tennessee Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Southwest Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 85
Black or African American 2,760
Hispanic or Latino 391
White 1,099
International Students 33
Other Races/Ethnicities 158

Over 30 countries are represented at Southwest. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, and China.

Online Learning at Southwest Tennessee Community College

1,092 Took All Classes Online
5,058 Took At Least One Class Online
1.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 5,058 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Southwest has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 56th most popular in Tennessee for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Southwest

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Southwest Tennessee Community College was 1.1%. This is the #1,956 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Southwest regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Southwest ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Southwest.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #497
Liberal Arts General Studies #497

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Southwest Tennessee Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 576 0 576
Business Administration & Management 57 22 0 79
Nursing 0 43 0 43
Other Business, Management & Marketing 40 0 0 40
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 19 19 38
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 24 10 0 34
Computer Information Systems 0 25 0 25
Allied Health Professions 0 21 0 21
Computer Engineering Technology 9 8 0 17
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 16 0 16
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 15 0 15
Electronics Engineering Technology 13 1 0 14
Mental & Social Health Services 14 0 0 14
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 13 0 13
Legal Support Services 0 13 0 13
Accounting 6 6 0 12
Human Development & Family Studies 7 4 0 11
Design & Applied Arts 0 11 0 11
Architectural Engineering Technology 2 7 0 9
Hospitality Management 0 8 0 8
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 5 3 0 8
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 7 0 7
Computer Programming 0 0 6 6
Computer Systems Networking 5 0 0 5
Quality Control Technology 5 0 0 5
Biotechnology 0 4 0 4
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 3 0 3
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 3 0 3
Mechanic & Repair Tech (Other) 3 0 0 3
General Education 0 2 0 2
Other Health Professions 0 1 0 1
Precision Metal Working 1 0 0 1
TOTAL 191 841 25 1,057


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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