Southwest Tennessee Community College
Memphis, TN 38103


Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 8,327
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 17:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Southwest Tennessee Community College is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 5,075 applications and 5,075 students were granted admission. Southwest Tennessee Community College is at the #68 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 168 2 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
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Tuition & Fees

Southwest Tennessee Community College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $15,408 and in-state students paid $3,744.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $7,496
In State Tuition
National Average = $3,466
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 90% of Southwest Tennessee Community College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 68% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,373 (which is 0.1% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Southwest Tennessee Community College in 2016-2017, was 0, which is -- of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was -- (which is 100% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,368
Federal Loan
National Average = $4,557
Financial aid
National Average = 79%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Southwest Tennessee Community College has enrolled a total of 8,327 students (4,299 students full-time and 4,028 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 8,327 students, 478 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 39% men and 61% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 764 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Black/African American: 58%

White: 30%

Hispanic: 5%

Asian: 3%

Two or more races: 2%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Southwest Tennessee Community College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 62% 1,272
Health Professions And Related Programs 7% 145
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 3% 65
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 2% 51
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 2% 50
Visual And Performing Arts 2% 36
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 2% 35
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 1% 30
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 1% 20
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 1% 18

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Southwest Tennessee Community College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Southwest Tennessee Community College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $22,700. Last year, out of the total 208 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 154 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 189 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 136 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $22,700 $22,200
Employment Rate 74% 72%
Total Graduates 208 189

Campus Location

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