Southeastern Community College

1500 West Agency Road
West Burlington, IA 52655-0180
Tel: (319)752-2731
  • 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 2,987 students (48% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the state community college average of 33:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 31%.
  • Southeastern Community College is the only community colleges within Des Moines County, IA.
  • The nearest community college to Southeastern Community College is Carl Sandburg College (41.7 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 111 teachers has declined by 39% over five years.
Southeastern Community College(IA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty111 staff95 staff
Southeastern Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Southeastern Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Southeastern Community College diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has grown by 25% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,987 students2,620 students
Southeastern Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio27:133:1
Southeastern Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,427 students1,090 students
Southeastern Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,560 students1,530 students
Southeastern Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Southeastern Community College Enrollment Breakdown IA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
121285
Southeastern Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Southeastern Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2012-2016)
% Asian
-
2%
Southeastern Community College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
2%
5%
Southeastern Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
2%
10%
Southeastern Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
90%
69%
Southeastern Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
1%
Southeastern Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
-
1%
Southeastern Community College Non Resident (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
11%
Southeastern Community College Ethnicity Breakdown IA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.190.50
Southeastern Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
29%
28%
Southeastern Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,100$36,200
Southeastern Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,590 is less than the state average of $4,714. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,740 is less than the state average of $5,619. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,590$4,714
Southeastern Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,740$5,619
Southeastern Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid87%87%
Southeastern Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$10,350$12,000
Southeastern Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,286$6,334
Southeastern Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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 (41.7 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Iowa public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,714 per year for in-state students and $5,619 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,502 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Iowa community colleges have a diversity score of 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Kaplan University-Davenport Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.