1501 West Townline Street
Creston, IA 50801
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • 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 1,503 students (41% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 26%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,503 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,800
  • Out-state tuition: $5,010
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 13%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Southwestern Community College - Creston ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

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School Overview

The teacher population of 180 teachers has grown by 190% over five years.
Southwestern Community College - Creston
(IA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
180 staff
274 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Southwestern Community College - Creston has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 9:1 over five years.
The Southwestern Community College - Creston diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,503 students
2,681 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
621 students
1,099 students
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# Part-Time Students
882 students
1,402 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
106 students
210 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
621 students
1,099 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
45 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
882 students
1,444 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
457 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
221 students
400 students
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
7%
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% Black
4%
6%
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% White
87%
74%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
7%
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Diversity Score
0.24
0.44
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.03%
3.27%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.01%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,100
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,800 is more than the state average of $4,331. The in-state tuition has declined by 15% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,010 is more than the state average of $4,920. The out-state tuition has declined by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,800
$4,331
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,010
$4,920
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
94%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,000
$11,250
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
59%
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
22
ACT Math
n/a
21
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.
Profile last updated: 11/30/2022

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Southwestern Community College - Creston cost?

Southwestern Community College - Creston's tuition is approximately $4,800 for In-State students and $5,010 for Out-State students.

What is Southwestern Community College - Creston's ranking?

Southwestern Community College - Creston ranks among the top 20% of community college in Iowa for: Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,503 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,800
  • Out-state tuition: $5,010
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 13%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

For Iowa public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,331 per year for in-state students and $4,920 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,086 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Iowa community colleges have a diversity score of 0.44, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Ross College-Quad Cities. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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