Southwestern Michigan College

58900 Cherry Grove Rd, Dowagiac
MI, 49047-9793
Tel: (269)782-1000
2,308 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:
Southwestern Michigan College serves 2,308 students (56% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 23%.
Southwestern Michigan College is the only community colleges within Cass County, MI.
The nearest community college is Brown Mackie College-South Bend (17.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Southwestern Michigan College 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 2,308 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,308 students
1,287 students
Southwestern Michigan College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,296 students
832 students
Southwestern Michigan College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,012 students
1,021 students
Southwestern Michigan College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Southwestern Michigan College sch enrollment Southwestern Michigan College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Southwestern Michigan College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Southwestern Michigan College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Southwestern Michigan College Black (2006-2012)
% White
Southwestern Michigan College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Southwestern Michigan College More (2010-2012)
Southwestern Michigan College sch ethnicity Southwestern Michigan College 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. 0.22 0.45
Southwestern Michigan College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,409 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,781 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,409 $5,890
Southwestern Michigan College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,781 $10,050
Southwestern Michigan College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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