Southwestern Michigan College: Review & Facts

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Southwestern Michigan College is a small two-year, public school with 2,350 students enrolled. This school was originated in 1964 and is the only school located in Dowagiac, Michigan.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
43
Fair
Several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, and associate's degree are offered at Southwestern Michigan College.

Southwestern Michigan College deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 43 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Nursing, Medical Assistant, Industrial Technologies, and Automotive and Mechanic. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools.


Student Retention
56%
Bad
It is important 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 typically a good sign. However, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Southwestern Michigan College is low at 56% (way below Michigan average). Considering this statistic, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
15 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Southwestern Michigan College is very low - 21%. Nearly 18% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

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

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$6,500
Low
Average tuition prices are low - about $5,000 per academic year. The additional fees at Southwestern Michigan College (not included in tuition costs) are approximately $1,500; which makes it a total of $6,500 a year.

Read the details about Southwestern Michigan 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 school might accept your 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 Michigan College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (269) 782-1000 or check Southwestern Michigan College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$6,000
Medium
Southwestern Michigan College provides a distance education program.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Southwestern Michigan 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.

Safety
Grade
D-
Unsafe
Southwestern Michigan College provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 400 students, which provides a nice on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable: around $6,000 a year.

Based on the college crime numbers, Southwestern Michigan College seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Southwestern Michigan College Location and Maps



Post Address: Southwestern Michigan College, 58900 Cherry Grove Rd, Dowagiac, Michigan 49047-9793, USA
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