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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Professors
    B
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    A+
  5. Student Life
    A-
  6. Location
    C+
About Southwestern Michigan College...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
58900 Cherry Grove Road
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Website
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
$8,741/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,738/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,188/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,257/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,029/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,023/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,035Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
61%
Varsity Athletes
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Day Care Services
No
59%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.37 responses
38%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.37 responses
59%
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.17 responses

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $26,400/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    34%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    83%
    National
    83%

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    Southwestern Michigan College Reviews

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    Ever since I've arrived at this school last spring semester, I've felt nothing but welcomed. The school offers excellent academic opportunities as well as help. The school also offers a great variety of student employment, which I have been lucky to be in. The staff is always super helpful and I 100 percent recommend Southwesten Michigan College!
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    My experience at Southwestern Michigan College has been a delightful journey. The professors show interest in every students success and are willing to take time out of their day to help a student who is in need for assistance. The way they have everything organized fits perfectly for any incoming freshman who is clueless of what is going on. We use Moodle as a tool to help us turn in our assignments or to access our homework as well. One thing that I would like to see change is possibly having a survey about each professor where students will have access to see what other students rate each teacher which will then help students know what teacher for each subject they will like to have for the semester.
    Small town feel, personal experience with staff, and affordable on a low budget. Currently under renovations on buildings to add more size and possibilities for students. Still a great place to go!