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Southwestern Community College

Creston, IA 2-Year Public
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About Southwestern Community College

Southwestern Community College Overview

Southwestern Community College is a public, state school in the rural setting of Creston, Iowa. Southwestern Community College was founded in 1966 and enrolls 1,503 undergrads and no graduate students. Southwestern Community College provides housing for up to 280 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 65% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Involvement at Southwestern Community College

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Southwestern Community College's theater groups.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Southwestern Community College, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Southwestern Community College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Southwestern Community College on the Student Life page.

2022 Southwestern Community College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $5,520
Out-of-State $5,730
Percent of Need Met 54.39%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $9,273

Is Southwestern Community College a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer look at what Southwestern Community College offers and if the school might be a good choice for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southwestern Community College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Southwestern Community College, around 66% are still enrolled their sophomore year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Southwestern Community College Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Southwestern Community College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Southwestern Community College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Southwestern Community College meets 54.39% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Southwestern Community College full-time are awarded $9,273 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Southwestern Community College.

Based on this information, how does Southwestern Community College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Southwestern Community College a good school for you?

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Where is Southwestern Community College Located?

Southwestern Community College is located in the rural setting of Creston, Iowa.

If you want to see Southwestern Community College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 34 to Creston, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Des Moines International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Southwestern Community College and Creston are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1501 West Townline Street Creston, IA 50801

Campus Setting: Rural

Southwestern Community College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Sep 5

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Southwestern Community College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Southwestern Community College is Sep 5.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Southwestern Community College ACT Scores

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Southwestern Community College SAT Scores

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Southwestern Community College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$13,360

In State

$13,570

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$5,310
$5,520
Fees
$390
$390
Housing
$7,660
$7,660
Books
Unknown
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Southwestern Community College is like? There are approximately 1,503 students enrolled at Southwestern Community College. 41% percent of students attend school full-time, 95% percent are from IA and 5% percent of students are from other states.

41%

Full Time

59%

Part Time

95%

In State

5%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,503

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

$5,700

Out-of-State

$5,910

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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