Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at SWCC are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has very low racial diversity. 17% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Southwestern Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 83%
Black 5%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 1%
Race Unknown 0%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 45% more female students than male students enrolled at Southwestern Community College with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, SWCC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Southwestern Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for Southwestern Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 632
Women 915

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

SWCC serves a very low number of students outside of Iowa, with 79 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Southwestern Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 79%
Out of State 21%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$46,804 per year

57% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
1,547
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 16.6%
Part time Undergrads 19.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=154396 IPEDS survey data for Southwestern Community College.