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  1. Professors
    C
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Life
    C-
  6. Location
    B
Southwest Tennessee is a public college located in Memphis, Tennessee. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,732 undergraduate students. The Southwest Tennessee acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Business. Graduating 12% of students, Southwest Tennessee alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,400.
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conference

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
770-1060
ACT Range
14-18
Application Fee
$10
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$5,373/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,737/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
32:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.96 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.89 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.87 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
15
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
6
Online Associates Programs
9
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    42%
  • On Campus
    46%
  • Online
    12%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,732Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,615
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
71%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$25,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
12%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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Since starting as a student with Southwest you can clearly tell those who care about the students and those who don’t. I have had my fair share of run-ins with both kinds. For example, I had some pretty simple questions to an issue, I emailed maybe 10 or so people because I had no idea who I needed to reach out to. One person out of all of them responded almost immediately. She was very kind and incredibly helpful, I never had to wait more than a day for her responses. Then I had one person respond a week later and the email itself screamed irritation. The other 8 or so people, never heard anything from them!
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Attending Southwest Tennessee Community College is a great way to get used to the college life without actually being thrown into the “college life” blindly. The professors always care and the courses offered are diverse and educational. However, the financial aid office and advising could be improved. Some advisors are not fully educated on course requirements necessary to continue education at particular four-year universities. The lines are always long and slow-moving. I have waited more than five hours before to speak with an advisor. Financial aid office representatives are usually rude and unhelpful. I had a fee on my account that I requested to be looked into and was offered no help at all but rather told to just pay it, even though I knew I wasn’t supposed to be charged that amount. The classes, teaching staff and overall feel of the college was a great experience but advising and financial service employees were hard to deal with.
Southwest has a wide variety of degrees and certificates you can choose from. Depending on the campus you attend, it can range from very safe to fairly safe. For the most part the professors are great and very helpful, they really try their best to make sure their students succeed and understand what is going on. Their academic center is hands down great! They have FREE tutoring sessions throughout the week, including Saturday. All of these tutors have a degree and are VERY helpful. They have not only helped me become successful, but many other students their service. The classrooms are up to date and the campuses are very clean for the most part. I felt safe being on the main campus because of the amount of security on campus. I do recommend future students or transfer students to attend Southwest because it won't burn a hole in your financial budget, and the professors and staff make you feel at home.