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Southwestern College Overview

Located in Chula Vista, California, Southwestern College is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Southwestern College Known For?

6,993 Full-Time Undergraduates
$3,919 Avg Cost After Aid
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the at least 2, but less than 4 academic yrs is the highest one a student can attain at Southwestern Community College District.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 27% of the faculty were full-time.

Southwestern College Rankings

Southwestern Community College District was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Southwestern Community College District has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Southwestern Community College District

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 1,676
Best Colleges for Diversity 1,819

Where Is Southwestern College?

Location of Southwestern College

Contact details for Southwestern Community College District are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 900 Otay Lakes Rd., Chula Vista, CA 91910-7299
Phone: 619-421-6700
Website: https://www.swccd.edu

How Do I Get Into Southwestern Community College District?

You can apply to Southwestern Community College District online at: https://www.swccd.edu/index.aspx?page=279

Southwestern 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.

Can I Afford Southwestern College?

1% Take Out Loans
15.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Southwestern Community College District is $3,919. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Southwestern Community College District, approximately 1% of students took out student loans averaging $3,434 a year. That adds up to $13,736 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Southwestern Community College District is 15.0%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Southwestern College Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,993 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
90% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 18,413 undergraduate students at Southwestern Community College District, with 6,993 being full-time and 11,420 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Southwestern Community College District

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,993 full-time undergraduates at Southwestern Community College District, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Southwestern Community College District

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Southwestern College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Southwestern Community College District Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 695
Black or African American 311
Hispanic or Latino 4,940
White 646
International Students 50
Other Races/Ethnicities 351

Over 17 countries are represented at Southwestern Community College District. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and Argentina.

Online Learning at Southwestern College

1,814 Took All Classes Online
6,314 Took At Least One Class Online
1.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 6,314 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Southwestern Community College District has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Southwestern Community College District

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Southwestern College was 1.2%. This is the #1,948 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Southwestern Community College District regardless of major.

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%.

Southwestern College Majors

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 49 0 0 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 6 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 8 0 0 0
Anthropology 12 0 0 0
Architectural Sciences & Technology 13 0 0 0
Audiovisual Communications 5 0 0 0
Biological & Physical Science 144 0 0 0
Building Management & Inspection 4 0 0 0
Business Administration & Management 202 0 0 0
Business Support & Assistant Services 6 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 6 0 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 64 0 0 0
Computer Information Systems 4 0 0 0
Computer Programming 2 0 0 0
Computer Science 57 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 2 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 2 0 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 156 0 0 0
Culinary Arts 8 0 0 0
Data Entry 1 0 0 0
Dental Support Services 30 0 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 7 0 0 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 3 0 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 7 0 0 0
Economics 40 0 0 0
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 2 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 2 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 3 0 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 6 0 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 1 0 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 32 0 0 0
Fire Protection 13 0 0 0
General Biology 18 0 0 0
General English Literature 31 0 0 0
General Psychology 136 0 0 0
General Sales & Marketing 1 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 1 0 0 0
Geography & Cartography 2 0 0 0
Graphic Communications 2 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 40 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 70 0 0 0
History 29 0 0 0
Horticulture 2 0 0 0
Hospitality Management 4 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 70 0 0 0
Human Services 15 0 0 0
Information Technology 1 0 0 0
International Business 3 0 0 0
Journalism 9 0 0 0
Legal Support Services 11 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 205 0 0 0
Mathematics 36 0 0 0
Music 12 0 0 0
Nursing 72 0 0 0
Philosophy 11 0 0 0
Physics 3 0 0 0
Political Science & Government 26 0 0 0
Public Administration 13 0 0 0
Quality Control Technology 1 0 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 10 0 0 0
Real Estate 1 0 0 0
Romance Languages 30 0 0 0
Sociology 72 0 0 0
Special Education 11 0 0 0
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 9 0 0 0
Total 3,708 0 0 0

References

*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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