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
Athletic Conference
Address
58900 Cherry Grove Rd
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Website

Admissions

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
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
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

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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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Attending Southwestern Michigan College is one of the best decisions I've ever made. I enjoy living through the campus life and the classes here are challenging. Though the school is quite a bit away from a grocery store or shopping center, there's not much to complain about. The school provides plenty of tutoring and extra resources to pass classes. There are also plenty of clubs to join and activities throughout the dorms each week.
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!