SOWELA Technical Community College: Review & Facts

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SOWELA Technical Community College is a medium two-year, public school with 3,725 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1938 and is one of the 6 colleges located in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
20
Fair
Several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, and associate's degree are available at SOWELA Technical Community College.

Sowela deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and allows you to choose from 20 majors. The most popular concentrations are Industrial Technologies, Electrical and Electronics, Nursing, Criminal Justice, and Office and Clerical Services. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges and schools.


Student Retention
55%
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 typically a good sign. Nevertheless, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at SOWELA Technical Community College is low at 55% (way below Louisiana average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
24 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at SOWELA Technical Community College is low: 45%. Nearly 4% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Sowela is reasonable -- 24:1. Read more information about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$7,600
Low
Average tuition charges are low - around $6,800 annually. The additional fees at Sowela beyond tuition are nearly $800; which comes to $7,600 per academic year.

Read the details about SOWELA Technical 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
This school will consider accepting 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.

The undergraduate application fee at Sowela is $5.00.

To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information about enrolling to SOWELA Technical Community College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (337) 421-6565 or check SOWELA Technical Community College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
A
Safe
SOWELA Technical Community College offers a distance learning option 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 SOWELA Technical 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 present there is no on-campus housing at SOWELA Technical Community College.

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

SOWELA Technical Community College Location and Maps



Post Address: SOWELA Technical Community College, 3820 J Bennett Johnston Ave, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70616, USA
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