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Southwestern College

Winfield, Kansas

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Southwestern College overview
Location Winfield, Kansas
Online sckans.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Southwestern College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Southwestern College, established in 1885, is a private Methodist liberal arts institution located in Winfield, Kansas, approximately 40 miles southeast of Wichita. The college's suburban 85-acre campus boasts a blend of historic and modern architecture with dedicated facilities for arts, sciences, and professional studies. Known for a broad curriculum, Southwestern provides a variety of undergraduate programs with notable emphasis on education and business disciplines. The application process is moderately selective. Southwestern accommodates residential students with on-campus housing options. While it offers a range of extracurricular activities, the college does not have an emphasis on athletics that would distinguish its programs at a national level.

In the most recent statistical year 1,240 prospective students applied, and 870 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 203 enrolled in the school.  671 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 503 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $36,500 plus fees of $150. Southwestern College is ranked 453 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Southwestern College is rated within the top 44% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very Easy
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SAT 900/1220
ACT 17/22
GPA 3.33

Applications Accepted

Southwestern College overview
Applications Due Aug 22, 2024
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Southwestern College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$150
Room and Board $9,380
Budget for Other Expenses$7,220
Total One Year Cost$54,250

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$53,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

57% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Southwestern College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 44%
Education 12%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 11%
Computer and Information Sciences 10%
Health Professions 4%

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