C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Safety
    B
  5. Student Life
    B
  6. Location
    B
Southwestern College - California is ...
Public
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Other
Address
900 Otay Lakes Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Website

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$5,501/ 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
    $3,564/ year
  • $30-48k
    $4,155/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,741/ year
  • $76-110k
    $7,848/ year
  • $110k+

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
29:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.129 responses
42%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.113 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.112 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,317Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
5%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
80%
National
83%

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I absolutely love the faculty at Southwestern College! They're amazing! Everyone including student services staff, counselors, teachers and students. The campus is amazing, safe and presentable. There are so many classes offered and the graduation rate is encouraging. I am sad I will one day have to leave. However, I am confident that I will be prepared for my next journey.
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I liked the variety of introductory courses, they have a lot to offer. I have an elementary education AA from there and I really like the math professor they have to prepare elementary school teachers. He really cares that his students are successful/effective teachers and does not give passing grades to those that couldn't hit the mark. He is pretty fair and I respect that. I obviously do not know about the rest of the teachers in other departments but I did have other professors that cared just as much about their students.
One thing I would change is the schools security. They do have security guards on campus circling the school parking lots but in the time I was there, there where quite a few dangers that I believe could have been prevented had there been more security guards, especially after dark. They seemed to have less security guards on duty after dark, making it feel unsafe, especially during the fall semester when the sun sets earlier.
Southwestern College is a great school to be a part of. This school has numerous amounts of resources to assist students succeed. Professors and administrators are very helpful and supportive with students. From my personal experience, I like this college because the campus has programs that help you achieve academic success. The school provides athletics and clubs that welcome students of any type to be a part of something they desire and find interesting within school. Overall Southwestern is a great community college that will assist students towards their goal of obtaining an associates degree or transferring to a four year university.