- 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.
- Enrollment: 3,068 students
- In-state tuition: $3,662
- Out-state tuition: $6,590
- Acceptance Rate: 100%
- Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
- Minority enrollment: 37%
- Source: Verified school update
SOWELA Technical Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Louisiana for:
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
Be the Match, Criminal Justice Club, Fishing Club, Graphic Arts Club, Louisiana Restaurant Association Student Chapter, National Technical Honor Society, Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, SkillsUSA, Student Government Association
- 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 campuses are conveniently located to most regions of Southwest Louisiana, and our online courses can help you juggle the busy lifestyles of today. Visit our website for more information about programs offered at our Lake Charles, Jennings, Oakdale, and Leesville campuses today!