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 Southwest Tennessee Community College

Southwest Tennessee Community College - Memphis, TN

737 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

General information:(901)333-5000
Awards offered:Award of less than 1 academic year
Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:12,958( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:22 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
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
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $2,949 $3,117 $3,381 -8%
Out-of-state $11,325 $11,973 $13,005 -8%
Books and supplies $800 $800 $1,000 -20%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $5,860 $5,860 $5,860 0%
Other $1,400 $1,400 $2,300 -64%
Off Campus with Family
Other $1,400 $1,400 $2,300 -39%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $3,749 $3,917 $4,381 -25%
Off Campus $11,009 $11,177 $12,541 -8%
Off Campus with Family $5,149 $5,317 $6,681 -17%
On Campus $12,125 $12,773 $14,005 -14%
Off Campus $19,385 $20,033 $22,165 -9%
Off Campus with Family $13,525 $14,173 $16,305 -13%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,096
In-state fees $285
Out-of-state tuition $12,720
Out-of-state fees $285
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,464 81% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,463 81% $7,227,280 $4,940
Federal grants 1,323 74% $6,203,854 $4,689
Pell grants 1,323 74% $5,965,163 $4,509
Other federal grants 383 21% $238,691 $623
State/local government grant or scholarships 397 22% $772,382 $1,946
Institutional grants or scholarships 117 7% $251,044 $2,146
Student loan aid 0 0% $0 Not applicable
Federal student loans Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
Other student loans Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 8,208 61% $34,965,578 $4,260
Pell grants 7,517 56% $29,642,602 $3,943
Federal student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable


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.
Average net price $4,338 $3,985 $3,531
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 Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $4,140 $3,698 $3,243
$30,001 - $48,000 $4,694 $4,442 $4,055
$48,001 - $75,000 $5,177 $5,554 $5,265
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable $4,385
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• 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.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 12,958
Undergraduate enrollment 12,958
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 919
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$10

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 8,579 3,411 5,168
Percent admitted 100% 100% 100%
Percent admitted who enrolled 100% 41% 38%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 14 1%
ACT 2183 65%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 390 470
SAT Math 380 460
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 14 18
ACT English 13 24
ACT Math 15 23
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

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, 46 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NJCAA Division IMenWomen
Baseball 41-
Basketball 2015
Softball -14


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/2000 Accredited


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Dietetics (DIETT) - Dietetic Technician Program

01/01/1972 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

08/02/1977 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

10/01/1984 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

01/01/1986 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 100
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• 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


• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page.


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of less than 1 academic year Associate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services, Other-10-
Landscaping and Groundskeeping0--
Turf and Turfgrass Management0--
Category total010-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Category total-6-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping181-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General-0-
Business Administration and Management, General-6-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other5--
Business/Commerce, General522-
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management-23-
Management Information Systems, General-0-
Restaurant/Food Services Management-0-
Transportation/Mobility Management9--
Category total37120-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming, Specific Applications41--
Computer and Information Sciences, General-0-
Category total4128-
Construction Trades Colleges
Construction Trades, Other0--
Category total3--
Education Colleges
Education, General-2-
Category total-2-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician228-
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician-0-
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician185-
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician3619-
Industrial Technology/Technician00-
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician0--
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician-0-
Quality Control Technology/Technician8--
Category total8453-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care and Support Services Management0--
Child Development1116-
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management7--
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other16--
Category total3416-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Blood Bank Technology Specialist32--
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician-18-
Dietitian Assistant-5-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)981348
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist-0-
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant--15
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant-14-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-86-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling29--
Category total15915963
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science110-
Fire Science/Fire-fighting-2-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other0--
Category total112-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-0-
Category total-31-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-3550
Category total-3550
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician-17-
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General-5-
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology-0-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other16--
Category total1622-
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other-4-
Category total-4-
Social Sciences Colleges
Geographic Information Science and Cartography-0-
Category total-0-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Commercial and Advertising Art-27-
Category total-27-
Grand total385663