Southwestern Community College (Creston)

1501 W. Townline Street
Creston, IA 50801
Tel: (641)782-7081
1,600 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 1,600 students (48% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 33:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 31%.
Southwestern Community College (Creston) is the only community colleges within Union County, IA.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Clive (48.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 62 teachers has declined by 35% over five years.
College Southwestern Community College (Creston) (IA) 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
Total Faculty 62 staff
67 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,600 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,600 students 2,041 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1
33:1
# Full-Time Students 764 students
844 students
# Part-Time Students 836 students
1,250 students
Total Dormitory Capacity 285 420
% Hispanic
2%
5%
% Black
1%
10%
% White
94%
69%
% Two or more races
2%
1%
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. 0.12 0.50

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $4,440 is more than the state average of $4,080. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,635 is less than the state average of $4,848. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,440 $4,080
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,635 $4,848
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 97%
90%
Source: 2014 (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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Did You Know?
For Iowa public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,080 per year for in-state students and $4,848 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,327 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Iowa 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 0.50, which is equal to the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Kaplan University-Davenport Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.