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Public 2 Year

Southwest Tennessee Community College

Memphis, Tennessee

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Overview

Enrollment

7,168
Southwest Tennessee Community College overview
Location Memphis, Tennessee
Online tn.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Large City
Southwest Tennessee Community College overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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Southwest Tennessee Community College (Southwest) is a comprehensive, multicultural, public, open-access college in Memphis, Tennessee, providing post-secondary academies and a range of associate degree programs. Established in 2000 through a merger between Shelby State Community College and State Technical Institute at Memphis, Southwest operates multiple campuses and centers across the city with a centrally situated Union Avenue Campus noted for its modern facilities. The college's academic profile features a variety of popular programs in fields such as allied health, business, and technology, facilitating both career training and transfer pathways to four-year institutions. While the college maintains a nonresidential campus environment, it effectively serves a diverse student body commuting from the greater Memphis area. Southwest's application process is characterized by an open admissions policy, aiming to make higher education accessible to the broader community.

  3,017 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,151 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $4,104 plus fees of $326.

Southwest Tennessee Community College is designated as a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and receives federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve low and middle-income Black Americans.

Annual Cost to Attend

Tennessee Resident Tuition

$4,104
In State Costs for Southwest Tennessee Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,545
Other Fees$326
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,431
Budget for Other Expenses$2,990
Total One Year Cost$18,396

Out of State Resident Tuition

$16,920
Out of State Costs for Southwest Tennessee Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,545
Other Fees$326
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,431
Budget for Other Expenses$2,990
Total One Year Cost$31,212

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years

$27,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

Data Not Available

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Southwest Tennessee Community College students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 30%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 28%
Business 12%
Engineering Technology 11%
Computer and Information Sciences 5%

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