Southwest Tennessee Community College


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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Information Summary

Ranks 48th in Tennessee and 1909th overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 65.1
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $5,755
Admission Success rate N/A
ACT / SAT 75%ile scores 18 / 1060
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 24 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 49% / 31%
Enrollment Total (all students) 9,347


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.


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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.

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