Southwestern Community College

USA

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97% of employers rate SWCC graduates as having proper training for individual job requirements.

  • A community college located in Creston, Iowa
  • Quality education at an affordable price
  • Instructors know students by their names in first few weeks
  • 20-25: average general class size
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About SWCC

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) is a comprehensive community college offering transfer courses, career and technical education programs, continuing education seminars, and economic development activities.

Its faculty are dedicated to providing challenging learning experiences that support the success of students.

 

A Quick Glance at SWCC…

  • 20-25: average general class size
  • Two 16-week semesters in an academic year
  • Two five-week optional summer terms
  • Three fast track sessions (offered in summer and winter)
  • 94%  of career and technical education students employed upon graduation (based on the 2015 Graduate Placement Report)
  • 97% of employers rate SWCC graduates as having proper training for individual job requirements
  • 93% of students  indicate that instructors knew them by name in the first few weeks of class

 

Cost of Attendance

Quality education is affordable at Southwestern. Students can save a lot of money and have much less college debt by choosing to start their college education at SWCC $13,500.

 

Location

Southwestern Community College is one of Iowa’s smaller two-year community colleges. The campus setting is rural and located in Creston, Iowa (population 7,800). Creston is approximately 70 km south of Des Moines, Iowa’s capital city (population 191,000). Creston is a wholesome and relaxed community with shopping, entertainment, recreation, medical facilities, and culture. 

 

Student Life

SWCC offers modern apartment-style on-campus housing, traditional housing, outstanding athletic programs, and a wide variety of student clubs.

 

Student Support
SWCC offers free, individual or small group, academic tutoring for a variety of courses, online tutoring, and assistance with formatting, citation, organizing papers, navigating databases, assignment clarification, finding appropriate sources, and much more. Visit the website for more details of support services.

 

Career Support

The SWCC Workplace Learning Network offers job market information for students and alumni. In addition, the Workplace Learning coordinator provides opp ortunities for students to network with employers and hosts recruiting events on campus.

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English score required

Minimum IELTS score

Undergraduate

6.0

Minimum TOEFL IBT

Undergraduate

61

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11 International student nationalities at this university

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COSTS PER YEAR*
LIVING COSTS

$8,060

AVERAGE PRIVATE RENT
Source: College Board

$9,804

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