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Southwestern Michigan College

Dowagiac, MI 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate100%
Acceptance Rate100%

About Southwestern Michigan College

Southwestern Michigan College Overview

Southwestern Michigan College is a public, state school in the rural setting of Dowagiac, Michigan. Southwestern Michigan College was founded in 1964 and enrolls 1,756 undergrads and no graduate students. Southwestern Michigan College offers on-campus housing for up to 390 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 22.1% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Involvement at Southwestern Michigan College

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

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

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

2022 Southwestern Michigan College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 100%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $5,235
Out-of-State $5,700

Is Southwestern Michigan College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how competitive a school is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better view of what Southwestern Michigan College offers and if it seems like a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Southwestern Michigan College

It is not competitive to get into Southwestern Michigan College. Around 100% of applicants get into Southwestern Michigan College each year. Last year, 1,234 students applied to Southwestern Michigan College and 1,229 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southwestern Michigan College

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

Approximately 50% of students who start at Southwestern Michigan College return for their second year of college. 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 Michigan College Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

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

Tuition and Financial Aid at Southwestern Michigan College

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

For information on Southwestern Michigan College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

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

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out 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 Michigan College.

Based on this information, is Southwestern Michigan College the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Southwestern Michigan College a good school for you?

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Where is Southwestern Michigan College?

Southwestern Michigan College is located in the rural setting of Dowagiac, Michigan.

If you are interested in seeing Southwestern Michigan College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 94 to Dowagiac, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Michiana Regional.

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

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College Info

58900 Cherry Grove Road Dowagiac, MI 49047-9793

Campus Setting: Rural

Southwestern Michigan College Application Deadline

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Southwestern Michigan College is Continuous processing.

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Wondering what life at Southwestern Michigan College is like? There are approximately 1,756 students enrolled at Southwestern Michigan College. 41% percent of students attend school full-time, 85% percent are from MI and 15% percent of students are from other states.


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