Southwestern Community College: Review & Facts

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Southwestern Community College is a small two-year, public school with 2,470 students enrolled. This school is the only college located in Sylva, North Carolina.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
52
Fair
Southwestern Community College will give you the option to receive a several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, or associate's degree.

SCC implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and lets you to select from 52 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Management, Medical, Medical Assistant, and Business. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other colleges and schools.


Student Retention
59%
Bad
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Southwestern Community College is low at 59% (below North Carolina average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
15 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Southwestern Community College is low: 36%.

Student to faculty ratio at Southwestern Community College is pretty decent - 15:1. Find out more on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$7,500
Low
Average tuition prices are low - about $7,400 a year. The additional fees at Southwestern Community College beyond tuition are around $100; which comes to $7,500 per academic year.

Read the details about Southwestern Community College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The college might accept dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) for admission.

To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about enrolling to Southwestern Community College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (828) 339-4000 or check Southwestern Community College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
A-
Safe
Southwestern Community College offers a distance education program and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is an amazing option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Southwestern Community College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
At the present moment, there is no on-campus housing at Southwestern Community College.

Based on the college crime information, Southwestern Community College seems to be a safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Southwestern Community College Location and Maps



Post Address: Southwestern Community College, 447 College Dr, Sylva, North Carolina 28779, USA
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