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Memphis, TN 38103
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Southwest Tennessee Community College

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Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Southwest Tennessee Community College maintains two campuses and four centers. There are three associate degrees offered: associate in applied science, associate of arts, and associate of science. The school also offers technical certificates, courses for non-degree students, continuing education, and distance education.

Distance Education and Instructional Technology provides students the opportunity to obtain higher education in a more flexible learning environment. Here several options for learning are offered, including online course, web-assisted classes, split courses, and telecourses.

Online courses are just that, and do not require students to step foot into a classroom. Web-assisted classes involve meeting in the classroom with assignments completed online. Split courses include face-to-face instruction as well as online learning. Telecourses are classes based on a series of television programs which teach concepts and cover the textbook material.

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Southwest Tennessee Community College is open to all students seeking to further their education and meet the admission requirements. Transfer students and transient students are accepted. To provide a flexible learning environment, classes are offered during the day, in the evenings, and even on the weekend. Students can apply as full-time or part-time depending on their needs.

Prospective students must follow these steps to be admitted to the community college:

  1. Fill out an application form, along with a $10 non-refundable application fee, and submit it to the college.
  2. Arrange for all official transcripts to be sent to the college (includes transcripts from all high schools, colleges, and technical schools).
  3. Submit a proof of immunization. (Certificate of Immunization Form is accepted)
  4. Sign the Hepatitis B waiver.
  5. Degree-seeking students must also submit ACT or SAT test scores.

Financial Aid

Southwest Tennessee Community College offers financial assistance to students in need through the following aids: scholarships, grants, and employment. To receive financial aid, students must demonstrate academic progress and be working towards an associate’s degree.

The community college’s website provides detailed information on financial aid procedures and resources. Students can apply online and obtain the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, a requirement for requesting financial aid.

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Southwest Tennessee Community College is a commuter campus with a diverse student population. Many opportunities are available for students to be involved in campus life including, student government, a variety of student clubs, a student newspaper, and athletics.

The Student Government Association (SGA) acts as a liaison between students, faculty and administration to ensure the student body’s concerns and rights are addressed properly. SGA meets regularly throughout the school year. The school’s website provides a detailed description of all other student clubs for consideration.

The campus also offers a child care facility and a library.

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Southwest Tennessee Community College Saluqis compete within the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) conference, and are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NCJAA), Region VII.

Sports offered at the community college include men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s baseball, women’s softball, and cheerleading.

Information Summary

Ranks 47th in Tennessee and 1865th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Tennessee and 82nd overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 6,738 1.03
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 117 0.02
Forcible Rape 398 0.06
Robbery 3,083 0.47
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 13,254 2.03
Larceny 25,667 3.93
Vehicle theft 3,434 0.53

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Memphis, TN 38103
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population7,675 (7,675 urban / N/A rural)
Households3,626 (1.50 people per house)
Median Household Income$39,255
Families954 (2.37 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4709

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 2819th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,336 $3,336 $13,776
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $305 $305 $305
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $139 $139 $574
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $4,641 $4,641 $15,081
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $12,801 $12,801 $23,241
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $6,941 $6,941 $17,381

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,381 $3,544 $3,381 $3,544 $13,005 $13,672
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,000(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,860(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,300(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,300(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$10
Graduate Application FeeN/A
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 4,312 (2,022 male / 2,290 female)
Admitted 4,312 (2,022 male / 2,290 female)
Admission rate 100%
First-time Enrollment 2,212 (922 male / 1,290 female)
FT Enrollment 1,366 (559 male / 807 female)
PT Enrollment 846 (363 male / 483 female)
Total Enrollment10,817

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
Other tests

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

ACT Test Admission

1352nd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 77%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 12 / 18
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 14 / 17
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 13 / 18

SAT Test Admission

1021st for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 10%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 380 / 510
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 390 / 550
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 770 / 1060

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3902nd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $45,722 ($45,511 male / $43,888 female)
Number of FT Faculty 213 (96 male / 117 female)
Number of PT Faculty 593
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $6,161,177

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