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Southwestern Michigan College Overview

Southwestern Michigan College is a public institution located in Dowagiac, Michigan. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

What Is Southwestern Michigan College Known For?

342 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at SMC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 41% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is Southwestern Michigan College?

Location of Southwestern Michigan College

Contact details for SMC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 58900 Cherry Grove Rd, Dowagiac, MI 49047-9793
Phone: 269-782-1000
Website: www.swmich.edu

How Do I Get Into SMC?

You can apply to SMC online at: www.swmich.edu/applynow/

Southwestern Michigan 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 Michigan College?

35% Take Out Loans
15.1% Loan Default Rate

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 SMC, approximately 35% of students took out student loans averaging $4,716 a year. That adds up to $18,864 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SMC is 15.1%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Southwestern Michigan College Undergraduate Student Diversity

910 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,141 undergraduate students at SMC, with 910 being full-time and 1,231 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 910 full-time undergraduates at SMC, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  SMC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of SMC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 147
Hispanic or Latino 47
White 602
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 104

Southwestern Michigan College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 155 0 155
Nursing 40 0 40
Carpentry 8 8 16
Precision Metal Working 0 16 16
Accounting 15 0 15
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 7 7 14
Criminal Justice & Corrections 12 0 12
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 3 8 11
Agricultural Production 10 0 10
Design & Applied Arts 10 0 10
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 4 5 9
Business Administration & Management 6 2 8
Computer Systems Networking 8 0 8
Teacher Education Grade Specific 5 0 5
Computer Programming 3 0 3
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 2 0 2
Health & Physical Education 2 0 2
Fire Protection 2 0 2
Social Work 2 0 2
Information Technology 0 1 1
Health & Medical Administrative Services 1 0 1
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0
Teaching Assistants 0 0 0
General Engineering Technology 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 0
TOTAL 295 47 342

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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