• Southwestern Community College is a learning and teaching institution offering high-quality, innovative instruction and support, which promotes student achievement, academic excellence and economic development.

School Highlights

Southwestern Community College - Sylva serves 2,259 students (28% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American), which is less than the state average of 40%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,259 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,576
  • Out-state tuition: $8,768
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 22%
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

The teacher population of 337 teachers has grown by 134% over five years.
Southwestern Community College - Sylva
(NC) 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
337 staff
256 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Southwestern Community College - Sylva has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Southwestern Community College - Sylva diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,259 students
2,259 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
643 students
693 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,616 students
1,449 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
152 students
252 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
643 students
693 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,616 students
1,497 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
717 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
6%
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
7%
10%
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% Black
2%
18%
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% White
78%
60%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.38
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.3%
1.51%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.63%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$25,800
$27,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,576 is more than the state average of $2,531. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,768 is more than the state average of $8,245. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,576
$2,531
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,768
$8,245
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Tuition Notes
Tuition listed is for the fall and spring semester attending full-time.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
85%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,000
$11,865
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,000
$5,846
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
82%
SAT Reading
n/a
488
SAT Math
n/a
498
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
13
ACT Math
n/a
16
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • We offer quality programs that fit with your educational and career goals at a fraction of the cost! Students at four-year public universities in North Carolina pay 2-6 times more in tuition and fees compared to students at Southwestern Community College.When it comes to Tuition and Fees, SCC is dedicated to providing an affordable education. Review our estimated Cost of Attendance to help determine your cost and view our tuition payment plans for flexible payment options.Our cost may be low but the value of an SCC education is high! 90% of our graduates stay, live, and work within our service area, and our transfer students have over a 95% success rate at 4-year institutions in the UNC system.
  • Key student resources include our Learning Assistance Center, Student Support Services, Disability Services, Library, and E-Learning department.All of our students have access to one-on-one academic advising and career counseling to prepare them for whatever is next!
  • Through an agreement with the University of North Carolina system, SCC students can earn up to 61 hours worth of credit that will transfer to any public university and many private colleges in the state. Completion of the Associate in Arts, Associate in Fine Arts, or Associate in Science degree program ensures students` transfer with junior status into most majors.Our University Transfer Advising Center (UTAC) provides advising services for Arts and Sciences students planning to transfer to a university or 4-year college.Many SCC programs have also established transfer articulation agreements with other colleges and universities opening doors of opportunity for graduates to pursue a bachelor`s degree. These agreements are designed to identify the maximum number of transferable credits that can be completed at SCC, as well as the courses remaining upon transfer.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Southwestern Community College - Sylva cost?

Southwestern Community College - Sylva's tuition is approximately $2,576 for In-State students and $8,768 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,259 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,576
  • Out-state tuition: $8,768
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 22%
  • Source: Verified school update

Did You Know?

For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,531 per year for in-state students and $8,245 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $27,763 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Durham Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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