Southwestern College
Chula Vista, CA 91910-7299

Overview

Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 18,727
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Students with disability 7%
Student to faculty ratio 20:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
No
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
No
Placement services for graduates

Admission

Southwestern College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

Southwestern College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $5,908 and in-state students paid $1,288.

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

$5,652
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,496
$1,288
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $3,466
$5,908
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 80% of Southwestern College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 53% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,628 (which is 6% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Southwestern College in 2016-2017, was 22, which is 1% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $2,933 (which is 35.6% below the national average.)

$4,628
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,368
$2,933
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,557
80%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 79%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Southwestern College has enrolled a total of 18,727 students (7,405 students full-time and 11,322 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 18,727 students, 935 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 46% men and 54% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,869 students for distance studies.

18,727
Total Enrollment
935
Transfers

Student Diversity

Hispanic: 70%

Asian: 10%

White: 9%

Black/African American: 4%

Two or more races: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Southwestern 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 22% 1,503
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 10% 657
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 9% 598
Health Professions And Related Programs 7% 486
Social Sciences 7% 452
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 7% 446
Psychology 4% 290
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 3% 206
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 3% 189
Visual And Performing Arts 2% 165

Graduation & Dropout Rates

23%
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 Southwestern College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

27%
Still enrolled
39%
Dropout rate
12%
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

$22,300
Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Southwestern College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $22,300. Last year, out of the total 2,962 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,458 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 3,124 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,562 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $22,300 $30,400
Employment Rate 83% 82%
Total Graduates 2,962 3,124

Campus Location

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