Southwestern Community College (Creston)

1501 W. Townline Street
Creston, IA 50801
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1,666 students
Public institution
Southwestern Community College exists in order that Area XIV community members have the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge sufficient for successful employment, higher education achievement, or adult and continuing education.
School Highlights:
Southwestern Community College (Creston) serves 1,666 students (48% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 23%.
Southwestern Community College (Creston) is the only community colleges within Union County, IA.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Clive (48.5 miles away).

School Overview

Southwestern Community College (Creston) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 1,666 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.11 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 35% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,666 students
1,303 students
Southwestern Community College (Creston) Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
792 students
836 students
Southwestern Community College (Creston) Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 874 students
1,046 students
Southwestern Community College (Creston) Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Southwestern Community College (Creston) sch enrollment Southwestern Community College (Creston) sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
-
2%
Southwestern Community College (Creston) Asian (2007-2010)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
3%
7%
Southwestern Community College (Creston) Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
2%
12%
Southwestern Community College (Creston) Black (2006-2012)
% White
94%
67%
Southwestern Community College (Creston) White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Southwestern Community College (Creston) More (2010-2012)
Southwestern Community College (Creston) sch ethnicity Southwestern Community College (Creston) sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.11 0.45
Southwestern Community College (Creston) Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,440 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,635 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,440 $5,940
Southwestern Community College (Creston) In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,635 $10,072
Southwestern Community College (Creston) Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Within Arts & Sciences, you can earn the Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree or the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree. The A.A. degree is primarily a general education degree intended for transfer to a four-year institution. The A.S. degree is designed for students preparing to enter the job market, but may also transfer to a four-year institution. The objective of the Vocational/Technical programs is to provide instruction of a preparatory type in the development of basic skills, safety, technical knowledge, and related information for the purpose of preparing persons for employment. Student Support Service program offers academic support, counseling services and cultural enrichment activities to students who are first generation in college, low-income or have a disability. The focus of Educational Talent Search (ETS) is to encourage and assist students to reach their academic and personal goals by helping them stay in school, enroll in a post-secondary school of their choice or help them complete the GED.

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