Southwestern College Overview
Southwestern College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Winfield, Kansas. The location of SC is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.
What Is Southwestern College Known For?
- SC has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at SC.
- In 2019-2020, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from SC with a bachelor's degree make about $50,205 a year. That's 23% more than those who graduate from other schools.
- It takes the average SC student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.
Southwestern College Rankings
SC is ranked #209 out of 2,018 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #1 out of 41 schools in Kansas.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
SC has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SC.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards SC has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Southwestern College?
Contact details for SC are given below.
|Address:||100 College Street, Winfield, KS 67156-2499|
How Do I Get Into SC?
You can apply to SC online at: https://www.sckans.edu/admissions/apply-now/
Admission Requirements for SC
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into SC?
Approximately 59% of accepted students are men and 41% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 54%, and the acceptance rate for women is 60%.
Average Test Scores
About 22% of students accepted to SC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 430 and 550. Math scores were between 440 and 540.
Can I Afford Southwestern College?
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 SC, approximately 78% of students took out student loans averaging $6,644 a year. That adds up to $26,576 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at SC is 8.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Southwestern College Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 141 graduate students at the school.
Of the 707 full-time undergraduates at SC, 63% are male and 37% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Southwestern College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||85|
|Hispanic or Latino||101|
Kansas students aren't the only ones who study at Southwestern College. At this time, 13 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Online Learning at Southwestern College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at SC has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 12th most popular in Kansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of SC
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Southwestern College was $33,250 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how SC is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Other Social Sciences||#7||#7|
|Other Computer & Information Sciences||#10||#10|
|Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries||#37||#37|
|Other Business, Management & Marketing||#42||#42|
Online Affordability Rankings of SC Rankings
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Southwestern College was $33,250 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how SC is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Other Social Sciences||#4||#4|
|Other Computer & Information Sciences||#7||#7|
|Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries||#15||#15|
|Other Business, Management & Marketing||#18||#18|
|Philosophy & Religious Studies||#25||#25|
|Theology & Religious Vocations||#25||#25|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#30||#30|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#33||#33|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||#40||#40|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#43||#43|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#48||#48|
Online Growth Rankings of SC
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Southwestern College was 2.0%. This is the #828 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at SC regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of SC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at SC ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at SC.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Other Computer & Information Sciences||#13|
|Other Social Sciences||#13|
|Other Business, Management & Marketing||#40|
|Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries||#53|
|Philosophy & Religious Studies||#74|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#111|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||#131|
|Theology & Religious Vocations||#147|
|Communication & Journalism||#192|
|Human Resource Management||#303|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#357|
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 Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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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