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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Life
    B
  6. Location
    C+
58900 Cherry Grove Rd
Dowagiac, MI 49047
About Southwestern Michigan College...
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From Southwestern Michigan College

Southwestern Michigan College is a small school with big opportunities.

We offer degrees that can get students started on nearly any field of study for a fraction of the cost of universities. Students have transferred to the University of Michigan and other prestigious institutions.

Our 240-acre campus is safe, beautiful and always busy with activity. Students can participate in intramural sports, clubs, and the many events that take place year-round.

Students who live on campus enjoy their own private bedrooms in apartment-style suites.

Visit swmich.edu to learn more.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$9,078/ 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
$5,187/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
880Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,250
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
62%
Varsity Athletes
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Day Care Services
No
56%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.39 responses
36%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.39 responses
63%
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.19 responses

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $28,000/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    36%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    85%
    National
    83%

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    Southwestern Michigan College Reviews

    369 reviews
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    The staff here is very nice and make sure that your experience here is amazing. Because this is a small college, you have a more close relationship with your professors than what you would have at bigger colleges or universities. Another thing that I love about SMC is that it is affordable. Overall SMC just feels like a big community and I'm glad I chose this college. Go Roadrunners!
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    Southwestern Michigan College is a great 2-year college. It really gets you ready for that last 2 years, if you are striving for a bachelors degree. It also gets you ready for the real world we will take on. The professors are so well-know ledged and helpful. And not only are the professors great, but the students too! You can always find "study buddies" and receive help from others if needed. Highly recommend this 2 year college to everyone.
    Southwestern Michigan College does have much to offer, but it definitely needs tweaking.

    The students currently at SWC and the alumni, claim it has a diverse environment. It does appear to be on the surface. The students racially segregate themselves and for students who are not accustomed to this, this separation is uncomfortable. The different races of students mostly interact with their own. If a student attempts to break through this division they are profiled and generally not accepted.

    The teaching and administrative staff however is not diverse. The school claims they have many jobs for students, more than students they have to fill them, but you hardly see any of these student jobs filled by students of color. This is obvious when you look around. Some teachers profile and show racial favoritism. The teachers and administration are the models. If the teachers were more inclusive and friendly towards ALL students they would set a more overall inclusive tone.