Southeastern Community College (SCC) is a publicly sponsored, comprehensive, multi-campus educational institution. The college is one of fifteen area community colleges comprising the Iowa System of Community Colleges. The history of the college dates back to 1965 when the General Assembly of Iowa voted for the establishment of area community colleges and designated the southeastern part of Iowa as Merged Area XVI (spread over a three and a half county area). There were two public post high schools within this area: Burlington Junior College and Keokuk Community College. These community colleges became the north and the south campuses of Southeastern Community College.
In addition to the campuses at West Burlington and Keokuk, Southeastern Community College has extension centers at Mount Pleasant and Fort Madison and a Center for Business (CBIZ) in West Burlington. The college has a total enrollment of approximately 3,450 students.
Southeastern Community College is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.