C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    B
  5. Student Life
    C+
  6. Location
    B
Southwest Tennessee Community College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conference
Address
737 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
770-1060
ACT Range
14-18
Application Fee
$10
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$4,375/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $3,928/ year
  • $30-48k
    $4,815/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,278/ year
  • $76-110k
    $7,150/ year
  • $110k+

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.96 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.83 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.81 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,747Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
73%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$24,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
5%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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Southwest Tennessee Community College Reviews

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I love how close I am to my school, so convenient! :-) The campus is small just like the size of the classes, which is awesome because the teachers can dedicate more time to students as individuals. Also since the classes are small, you know everyone in your class. My classmates have become my extended family. I attend the Maxine Smith campus, which is a four level building, classes are easy to find. Our police officers are friendly and our teachers care. Even though I attend a community college, they offer study abroad and a honors program/society! I was in the honors English class and we took a field trip to the Civil Rights Museum, it was quite fun! I had never seen the art gallery in the museum, got to the museum was an well needed experience. Personally, I believe Southwest is the best choice for my first two years of college, because I skipped the tenth grade and I was not completely ready to go to a four year university.Since the classes are small, they are the perfect transition from high school to college. Plus within two years I will have a degree while my competition will not, this gives me an edge. Also, the schedule is very convenient; I currently have no friday classes, three day weekend! :-) Since I am participating in the Tennessee Promise, a program that gives high school seniors two years of free community college and a pathway of courses to take that automatically transfer to a four year university, my transition from high school to college has been very smooth. I would most definitely choose Southwest again, my experience has been amazing.
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Southwest Tennessee Community college is perfect for students who don't like big crowds. Even though it is a community college, it is very diverse when it comes to the professors and even the other students. All the professors make it an effort to truly teach their students and make sure they actually learn something in order to pass. One thing that southwest could improve is their communication skills and their timeliness. Other than that, this school is perfect for introverts.
Freshman in college on TN PROMISE scholarship. Pretty much worth the free year. Only downside was the facilities surroundings on Macon rd. There was a strip club across the street, a health center, many overused motels for sex, and a prison all on the same street. On the plus side there was multiple vending machines although the game rooms and cafes were practically nonexistent and the teachers barely taught lessons. Best money I never spent.