B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Experience
    B
  6. Location
    C+
Southwestern Michigan College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
58900 Cherry Grove Rd
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$8,490/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,367/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,503/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,191/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,937/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,131/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
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.34 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,236Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
64%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Day Care Services
No
61%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.36 responses
39%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.36 responses
56%
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.16 responses

After Southwestern Michigan College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$25,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
27%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%

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Southwestern Michigan College Reviews

325 reviews
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I really enjoy the fact that our dorms are like apartments. I'm in my own personal bedroom and yet can still be in a common area with just my roommates. It makes it easy to study being in your own area. If I had to redo my applications and choose to apply or not apply to Southwestern Michigan College, I would. It is close but far enough away from home and again, I still get to live on campus and have my own bedroom. The teachers here are awesome! They really are engaged with the student life and are super helpful with any questions one may have.
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SMC is an awesome college. I am in my 40's and no one treats me like it, I'm just another student. The professors are very knowledgeable and very fair in their grading techniques. Most also adapt their teaching styles to help the students better. I am at the end of my first year and I really enjoyed this experience. I am so glad that I did this!
Over my past semester of being at Southwestern Michigan College I have found it to be a very comforting environment. Also, For the price I pay per semester, the campus is very nice and up to date which makes it stand out from other colleges. Another thing that I have found nice about the college is the professors. They all seem to care about their jobs which means that they are there to help you as much as they possibly can. When it comes to the defaults at SMC, I have not found any so far except that some people complain that they have their exam days to cramped because some people have to take three or four exams in one day. Besides that, there has been no other issues that I have found with the college for the time being.