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Southwestern College Overview

Southwestern College is a private not-for-profit institution located 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?

419 Undergraduate Awards
$36,724 Avg Cost After Aid
97% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at SC may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 10 to 1.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at SC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, SC bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $46,400 a year. That's about 14% more than their peers at other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from SC to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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Southwestern College Rankings

SC landed the #363 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. SC also holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Kansas ranking.

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.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#9 Best Other Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Computer Programming Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Value Business Administration & Management Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Value Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Best Value Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#104 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#127 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Southwestern College?

Location of Southwestern College

Contact details for SC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 College Street, Winfield, KS 67156-6224
Phone: 620-229-6000
Website: https://www.sckans.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SouthwesternCollegeKansas
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Moundbuilders

How Do I Get Into SC?

You can apply to SC online at: https://www.sckans.edu/admissions/apply-now/

Admission Requirements for SC

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into SC?

97% Acceptance Rate
37% Of Accepted Are Women
25% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 97%, SC is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 63% of accepted students are men and 37% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 95%, and the acceptance rate for women is 100%.

Average Test Scores

About 25% 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 420 and 520. Math scores were between 420 and 510.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Southwestern College  ( 420 to 520 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Southwestern College  ( 420 to 510 )
200
800
SC received ACT scores from 82% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 22. Math scores were between 17 and 23. Composite scores were between 18 and 23.

ACT English Scores for Southwestern College  ( 16 to 22 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Southwestern College  ( 17 to 23 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Southwestern College  ( 18 to 23 )
1
36

Can I Afford Southwestern College?

$36,724 Net Price
86% Take Out Loans
7.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SC is $36,724. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At SC, approximately 86% of students took out student loans averaging $8,461 a year. That adds up to $33,844 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SC is 7.1%. 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

678 Full-Time Undergraduates
38% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,359 undergraduate students at SC, with 678 being full-time and 681 being part-time.

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

There are also 153 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 678 full-time undergraduates at SC, 62% are male and 38% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  SC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of SC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7
Black or African American 101
Hispanic or Latino 86
White 253
International Students 44
Other Races/Ethnicities 187

Geographic Diversity

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

866 Took All Classes Online
879 Took At Least One Class Online
1.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 19 bachelor’s degree and 8 master’s degree programs available online at SC. In 2017-2018, 879 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 16th most popular in Kansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of SC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Southwestern College was 1.0%. This is the #162 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.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 23%
Computer Programming 24%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 4%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 31%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 38%
Liberal Arts General Studies 38%

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 #2
Other Social Sciences #3
Religious Studies #7
Other Business, Management & Marketing #7
Public Relations & Advertising #8
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries #11
Computer Programming #11
Philosophy & Religious Studies #11
Curriculum & Instruction #15
Special Education #16
Homeland Security #20
Theology & Religious Vocations #25
Communication & Journalism #34
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #37
Liberal Arts General Studies #37
General Psychology #43
Teacher Education Grade Specific #44
Nursing #45
Psychology #49
Social Sciences #51
Information Technology #55
Educational Administration #56
Human Resource Management #61
Accounting #66
Computer & Information Sciences #68
Criminal Justice & Corrections #73
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #76
Education #76
Health & Medical Administrative Services #77
Business Administration & Management #99
Health Professions #106
Business, Management & Marketing #108

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.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 8 93 2 25 0 128
Criminal Justice & Corrections 8 52 5 8 0 73
Computer Programming 0 29 0 0 0 29
Homeland Security 18 0 5 0 0 23
Other Social Sciences 14 0 1 8 0 23
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 21 0 0 0 21
General Psychology 0 19 0 0 0 19
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 11 0 6 0 17
Nursing 0 15 0 0 0 15
Accounting 0 13 0 0 0 13
Information Technology 0 13 0 0 0 13
Special Education 0 0 0 13 0 13
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 13 0 0 0 13
Health & Physical Education 0 13 0 0 0 13
Human Resource Management 0 12 0 0 0 12
General Biology 0 11 0 0 0 11
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 8 8
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 8 0 0 0 8
Public Relations & Advertising 7 0 0 0 0 7
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 1 0 5 0 6
Computer Science 0 5 0 0 0 5
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 5 0 5
Finance & Financial Management 0 4 0 0 0 4
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 4 0 0 0 4
Allied Health Professions 0 3 0 0 0 3
History 0 3 0 0 0 3
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 2 0 0 0 2
Mathematics 0 2 0 0 0 2
Chemistry 0 2 0 0 0 2
Drama & Theater Arts 0 2 0 0 0 2
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 2 0 0 0 2
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 1 0 0 0 1
Marketing 0 1 0 0 0 1
Management Information Systems 0 1 0 0 0 1
Communication & Media Studies 0 1 0 0 0 1
Journalism 0 1 0 0 0 1
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 1 0 0 0 1
Writing Studies 0 1 0 0 0 1
General Philosophy & Religious Studies 0 1 0 0 0 1
Religious Studies 0 1 0 0 0 1
Design & Applied Arts 0 1 0 0 0 1
Music 0 1 0 0 0 1
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 0 0 0
Literature 0 0 0 0 0 0
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 55 364 13 70 8 510

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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