Southeastern Community College

  • At Southeastern Community College (SCC), we're on to something. For some it might be starting on the road to a four-year degree. For others it's learning the specialized skills to enter into a rewarding career. Still others take advantage of SCC's resources to make the Great River Region of Southeast Iowa a better place through economic development, job skills training, and more. Thousands of successful alumni can attest to the positive impact this community college has had on their lives. SCC has a tradition of excellence in providing close-to-home, affordable, relevant education.

School Highlights

Southeastern Community College serves 2,548 students (46% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the state community college average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 28%.

Top Placements

Southeastern Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Iowa for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 111 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Southeastern Community College(IA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty111 staff95 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Southeastern Community College has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The Southeastern Community College diversity score of 0.66 is more than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has grown by 250% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,548 students2,221 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:118:1
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# Full-Time Students1,175 students994 students
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# Part-Time Students1,373 students1,227 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
225400
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
-
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
7%
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% Black
6%
7%
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% White
45%
72%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
36%
8%
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Diversity Score0.660.46
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College Completion Rate
37%
36%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,100$36,000
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $4,590 is less than the state average of $6,017. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,740 is less than the state average of $6,595. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,590$6,017
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,740$6,595
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,500$11,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Southeastern Community College envisions itself as a dynamic leader in lifelong learning, an innovator of responsive programs and services, and a promoter of professional, personal, social, and economic development. SCC is the community college for the citizens of Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Lee, Louisa, Van Buren and Washington counties in Iowa, with campuses in West Burlington and Keokuk, and centers in Fort Madison and Mount Pleasant. SCC's geographic territory encompasses 1,623 square miles and has a population of 106,242. The college's role as a regional leader in education means that it also serves populations in the neighboring states of Illinois and Missouri. The goal of Southeastern Community College is to be a model of excellence among community colleges.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Southeastern Community College is Carl Sandburg College (42.2 miles away).
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