Southwestern Michigan College

58900 Cherry Grove Rd
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Tel: (269)782-1000
2,419 students
Public institution

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The mission of Southwestern Michigan College is to be the college of first choice for students who have a choice, the college that provides the programs and services to meet the needs of students with limited choices, and the college that serves our community.
School Highlights:
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Southwestern Michigan College serves 2,419 students (57.96% of students are full-time).
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Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 34%.
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Southwestern Michigan College is the only community colleges within Cass County, MI.
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The nearest community college is Brown Mackie College-South Bend (17.36 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 100 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Southwestern Michigan College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 100 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 2,419 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,419 students 1,288 students
# Full-Time Students 1,402 students
814 students
# Part-Time Students 1,017 students
1,024 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
% Hispanic
4%
7%
% Black
11%
12%
% White
74%
57%
% Two or more races
5%
2%
% Unknown races
3%
3%
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. 0.22 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,681 is more than the state average of $5,668. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,068 is less than the state average of $10,252. The out-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,681 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,068 $10,252
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

We offer small class sizes, ensuring you will receive significant personalized attention from your instructors. We have campuses conveniently located in Dowagiac and Niles - close to home and work. We also have academic support services that offer assistance every step of the way from the time you apply for admission to SMC to the completion of your degree and beyond. We have high quality transfer courses and curricula for students who wish to pursue their first two years of a four-year degree at SMC before transferring to a four-year college or university. Plus, SMC is committed to offering the highest quality academic experience at less than half the cost of most four-year colleges and universities. Southwestern Michigan College offers two-year transfer programs (Associate in Arts and Associate in Sciences degrees) and professional technical programs. In addition, students can now complete a bachelor's degree in one of six areas right on our campuses. Southwestern Michigan College offers many scholarships, including generous awards for academically talented students in the most recent high school class. Southwestern Michigan College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Did You Know?
For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,508 per year for in-state students and $5,995 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,883 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Michigan is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Michigan community colleges have a 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. of 0.53, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Lansing Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.