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 Southwestern Michigan College

Southwestern Michigan College - Dowagiac, MI

58900 Cherry Grove Rd, Dowagiac, Michigan 49047-9793

General information:(269)782-1000
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Type:2-Year,Public
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:3,029( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:20 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Medium
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 $3,573 $3,898 $4,255 -8%
Out-of-state $4,627 $5,053 $5,510 -8%
Books and supplies $1,200 $1,300 $1,400 -7%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,160 $7,353 $7,543 -3%
Other $1,755 $2,020 $2,057 -2%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,160 $7,353 $7,543 -3%
Other $1,755 $2,020 $2,057 -2%
Off Campus with Family
Other $1,755 $2,020 $2,057 -2%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $13,688 $14,571 $15,255 -7%
Off Campus $13,688 $14,571 $15,255 -7%
Off Campus with Family $6,528 $7,218 $7,712 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $14,742 $15,726 $16,510 -6%
Off Campus $14,742 $15,726 $16,510 -6%
Off Campus with Family $7,582 $8,373 $8,967 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,976
In-state fees $1,178
Out-of-state tuition $4,332
Out-of-state fees $1,178
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 521 85% --
Grant or scholarship aid 452 74% $2,148,244 $4,753
Federal grants 385 63% $1,778,669 $4,620
Pell grants 385 63% $1,718,658 $4,464
Other federal grants 88 14% $60,011 $682
State/local government grant or scholarships 23 4% $12,900 $561
Institutional grants or scholarships 163 27% $356,675 $2,188
Student loan aid 210 34% $947,288 $4,511
Federal student loans 210 34% $947,288 $4,511
Other student loans 0 0% $0 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 2,036 62% $8,190,225 $4,023
Pell grants 1,786 55% $6,719,624 $3,762
Federal student loans 928 28% $5,090,789 $5,486

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.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $5,537 $5,919 $6,958
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 $4,857 $5,020 $6,306
$30,001 - $48,000 $5,875 $5,950 $6,896
$48,001 - $75,000 $5,584 $7,511 $9,475
$75,001 - $110,000 $6,015 $10,264 $11,450
$110,001 and more Not applicable $9,841 $11,833

• 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.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 3,029
Undergraduate enrollment 3,029
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 232
Graduate enrollment 0
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY

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

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission06/30/1988 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1971 - 08/19/1973Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1976 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

No Records Found

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations01 1
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 010
Drug law violations 010
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 014
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 002
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 014
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 002
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

• 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(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

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

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Award of less than 1 academic year
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping15--
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General01-
Business Administration and Management, General6--
Construction Management-0-
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary1--
Meeting and Event Planning--0
Small Business Administration/Management--4
Category total2214
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production10--
Category total10--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General3--
Computer Support Specialist22-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications2--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other00-
Category total72-
Construction Trades Colleges
Carpentry/Carpenter-8-
Category total-8-
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching4--
Teacher Assistant/Aide1--
Category total5--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General100-
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician81-
Engineering Technology, General0--
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other40-
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician-0-
Telecommunications Technology/Technician--0
Category total2210
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing0--
Category total0--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)0-12
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician10--
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-10-
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder-50
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist--2
Medical/Clinical Assistant92-
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant-0-
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist--10
Pre-Nursing Studies0--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse37--
Category total561724
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Fire Science/Fire-fighting00-
Category total00-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies12--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies1193-
Category total1313-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician0--
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician41-
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology40-
Category total81-
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist110
Tool and Die Technology/Technician00-
Welding Technology/Welder040
Category total150
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work2--
Category total2--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology0--
Category total0--
Grand total2643828