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IPEDS ID: 123800
OPE ID: 00129400
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Southwestern College
900 Otay Lakes Rd., Chula Vista, California 91910-7299
Distance from ZIP:  0.0 miles from 91910
General information:  (619) 421-6700
Website:  www.swccd.edu
Type:  2-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  18,569 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  22 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
8%
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty209675
Instructional209675
Research and public service00
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees
In-state$1,336$1,336$1,338$1,3380.0%
Out-of-state$5,452$5,956$6,602$6,6020.0%
Books and supplies$1,746$1,791$1,854$1,9173.4%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$11,493$12,492$13,293$13,7793.7%
Other$4,149$4,158$4,239$4,2480.2%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,266$4,284$4,374$4,365-0.2%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
In-state
Off Campus$18,724$19,777$20,724$21,2822.7%
Off Campus with Family$7,348$7,411$7,566$7,6200.7%
Out-of-state
Off Campus$22,840$24,397$25,988$26,5462.1%
Off Campus with Family$11,464$12,031$12,830$12,8840.4%
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,47581%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,46781%$8,251,366$5,625
Federal grants1,02656%$4,960,208$4,835
Pell grants1,02656%$4,944,458$4,819
Other federal grants322%$15,750$492
State/local government grant or scholarships1,45380%$3,280,633$2,258
Institutional grants or scholarships131%$10,525$810
Student loan aid121%$41,211$3,434
Federal student loans121%$41,211$3,434
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid112,583$42,318,813$3,363
Pell grants5,865$24,138,868$4,116
Federal student loans232$1,061,648$4,576
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$5,652$5,850$5,664
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$3,468$4,155$3,193
$30,001 – $48,000$3,787$5,212$4,168
$48,001 – $75,000$6,355$6,694$6,559
$75,001 – $110,000$7,573$7,576$7,887
$110,001 and more
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2018
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)18,569
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,101
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 38%
Part-time: 62%Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 2%
Asian: 11%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 48%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 30%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 69%
25 and over: 31%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 96%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 4%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 10%
Enrolled in some distance education: 24%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 66%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 72%
Part-time students: 52%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 36 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 22%
Transfer-out rate: 11%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 21%
Female: 23%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 33%
Asian: 29%
Black or African American: 21%
Hispanic/Latino: 22%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 30%
White: 24%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 38%
Non-resident alien: 8%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2014 or Fall 2015, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2014 or Fall 2015, by Time to Completion
[Began in Fall 2014]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 5%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 22%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 34%
[Began in Fall 2015]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 5%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 22%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: %
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 34%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 36%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 23%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 32%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 16%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 30%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 22%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 22%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 15%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 32%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 35%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 32%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 39%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 28%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 31%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 35%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 18%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 36%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received an Associate's degree: 27%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 16%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 37%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram<1
year
Certificate
1
to
<2
year
Certificate
Associate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management-00
Landscaping and Groundskeeping-23
Plant Nursery Operations and Management-00
Turf and Turfgrass Management-00
Category total-23
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural Technology/Technician-314
Category total-314
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Ethnic Studies--0
Women's Studies--1
Category total--1
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General--11
Category total--11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping12343
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General632
Banking and Financial Support Services4-4
Business Administration and Management, General120186
Business/Commerce, General001
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce1-2
Hospitality Administration/Management, General100
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management10-
Insurance0-0
International Business/Trade/Commerce001
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management105
Office Management and Supervision2000
Real Estate1221
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General--1
Small Business Administration/Management1-0
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations-00
Category total718246
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects004
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant-37
Recording Arts Technology/Technician-12
Category total0413
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism--6
Mass Communication/Media Studies--6
Radio and Television407
Speech Communication and Rhetoric--40
Category total4059
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General108
Computer Programming/Programmer, General000
Computer Science--31
Computer Support Specialist--3
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications--1
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General00-
Information Technology0-2
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design1314
Category total14149
Construction Trades
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager-01
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector905
Category total906
Education
Teacher Assistant/Aide0--
Category total0--
Engineering
Pre-Engineering--1
Category total--1
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Biomedical Technology/Technician-25
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General101
Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician500
Industrial Safety Technology/Technician500
Category total1126
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General--30
Category total--30
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care Provider/Assistant28148
Human Development and Family Studies, General--26
Category total28174
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
American Sign Language (ASL)2--
French Language and Literature--8
Italian Language and Literature--2
Language Interpretation and Translation77-
Spanish Language and Literature21-13
Category total30723
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician--10
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist--30
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)-96
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other--39
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-522
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder-3-
Medical/Clinical Assistant-1018
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide127--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--66
Surgical Technology/Technologist079
Category total12734200
History
History, General--20
Category total--20
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections-80
Criminal Justice/Police Science470172
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician-516
Forensic Science and Technology-13
Category total4714191
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary200
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-610
Category total2610
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies--66
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies1363139
Category total1363205
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General--27
Category total--27
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician1664
Category total1664
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences--183
Category total--183
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General--3
Kinesiology and Exercise Science--32
Physical Fitness Technician190-
Category total19035
Personal and Culinary Services
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General1027
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager1-1
Category total1128
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy--16
Category total--16
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General--2
Physics, General--5
Category total--7
Psychology
Psychology, General--141
Category total--141
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General--16
Public Administration--5
Category total--21
Science Technologies/Technicians
Chemical Technology/Technician-00
Category total-00
Social Sciences
Anthropology--16
Economics, General--9
Geography--4
Geography, Other40-
Political Science and Government, General--30
Sociology--78
Category total40137
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General--20
Dance, General--4
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General--3
Graphic Design3-7
Music, General--5
Visual and Performing Arts, General--8
Category total3-47
Grand total3974531,788
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 803
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 26
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: $579
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: $266
RETENTION, GRADUATION, AND TRANSFER-OUT
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Full-time students: 80%
Part-time students: 75%
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
GRADUATION AND TRANSFER-OUT RATES FOR FIRST-TIME EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time0%0%
200 percent of normal time0%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time58%59%
200 percent of normal time63%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
  • (--) not applicable
2017-2018 Varsity Athletes
CCCAAMenWomen
Baseball31
Basketball1715
Football94
Soccer3922
Softball17
Swimming614
Tennis6
Track and Field, Outdoor309
Track and Field, X-Country97
Volleyball10
Water Polo813
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior CollegesAccredited since (07/01/1964)10/01/2021
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programsAccredited since (10/01/2000)12/31/2021
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/106731.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession012
Drug law violations932
Liquor law violations414
  • For 2015, Line a was changed from 2 to 1 because an audit conducted in 2017 revealed the number of Clery-reportable crimes under this category was inaccurate. For 2015, Line b was changed from 2 to 3 because an audit conducted in 2017 revealed the number of Clery-reportable crimes under this category was inaccurate. For 2015, Line c was changed from 3 to 1 because an audit conducted in 2017 revealed the number of Clery-reportable crimes under this category was inaccurate.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape010
Fondling051
Incest000
Statutory rape100
Robbery110
Aggravated assault000
Burglary300
Motor vehicle theft222
Arson100
  • For 2015, Line c was changed from 0 to 1 because an audit conducted in 2017 revealed the number of Clery-reportable crimes under this category was inaccurate. For 2015, Line d was changed from 2 to 5 because an audit conducted in 2017 revealed the number of Clery-reportable crimes under this category was inaccurate. For 2015, Line i was changed from 3 to 0 because an audit conducted in 2017 revealed the number of Clery-reportable crimes under this category was inaccurate. For 2015, Line j was changed from 0 to 2 because an audit conducted in 2017 revealed the number of Clery-reportable crimes under this category was inaccurate.
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201520142013
Default rate10.9%14.6%17.5%
Number in default294252
Number in repayment265286297
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)