SOWELA Technical Community College-Morgan Smith Campus

2110 N. Sherman Street
Jennings, LA 70546
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings
  • The mission of SOWELA Technical Community College is to provide a lifelong learning and teaching environment designed to afford every student an equal opportunity to develop to his/her full potential. SOWELA Technical Community College is a public, comprehensive technical community college offering programs including associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates as well as noncredit courses. The college is committed to accessible and affordable quality education, relevant training, and retraining by providing post-secondary academic and technical education to meet the educational advancement and workforce development needs of the community.

School Highlights

SOWELA Technical Community College-Morgan Smith Campus serves 150 students
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 55%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 150 students
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

SOWELA Technical Community College-Morgan Smith Campus ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Louisiana for:

School Overview

SOWELA Technical Community College-Morgan Smith Campus
(LA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates--Public Rural-serving Small
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
n/a
37 staff
Number of Programs Offered
7
9

Student Body

The student population of SOWELA Technical Community College-Morgan Smith Campus has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The SOWELA Technical Community College-Morgan Smith Campus diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
150 students
682 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
17:1
# Full-Time Students
n/a
287 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
395 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
n/a
233 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
73 students
284 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of SOWELA Technical Community College-Morgan Smith Campus and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of LA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
18 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
1,093 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
217 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
n/a
2%
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% Hispanic
n/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in SOWELA Technical Community College-Morgan Smith Campus and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in LA by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
% Black
n/a
33%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in SOWELA Technical Community College-Morgan Smith Campus and the percentage of Black community college students in LA by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
% White
n/a
45%
This chart display the percentage of White students in SOWELA Technical Community College-Morgan Smith Campus and the percentage of White community college students in LA by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
% Hawaiian
n/a
1%
% Two or more races
n/a
2%
% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
100%
10%
Diversity Score
n/a
0.68
This chart display the diversity score of SOWELA Technical Community College-Morgan Smith Campus and the community college average diversity score of LA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years) (Year 2010)
15%
42%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.87%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) (Year 2010)
$31,000
$31,000

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
85%
76%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in SOWELA Technical Community College-Morgan Smith Campus and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in LA by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$12,567
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$5,500
Acceptance Rate
n/a
79%
ACT Composite
n/a
21
ACT English
n/a
21
ACT Math
n/a
20
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • SOWELA Technical Community College was created in 1938 by the Louisiana Legislature as The Southwest Louisiana Trades School of Lake Charles, Louisiana. While it has had a variety of names over the past, its mission has always been the same: to provide opportunities for people to qualify for jobs which will lead to meaningful and productive careers. If you wish to earn a degree or diploma in a program of study, or if you only want to take a few classes to learn a specific skill or to upgrade existing skills, SOWELA is here to assist you. If you want to enrich your life by learning something that you've always wanted to know to specialize in a particular kind of culinary art, for example we can help you do that. SOWELA's small class sizes, affordable tuition, highly qualified faculty, convenient class times, beautiful campus, and a wide variety of student services combine to make it the right choice for many people. At SOWELA, you will see state-of-the-art curricula, facilities and equipment. Our campus is conveniently located to most regions of Southwest Louisiana, and our online courses can help you juggle the busy lifestyles of today.
Profile last updated: 08/08/2023

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 150 students
  • Source: Verified school update

Did You Know?

For Louisiana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,971 per year for in-state students and $6,101 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,930 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Louisiana is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Louisiana community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Louisiana is Delgado Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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