Southwestern Michigan College

Southwestern Michigan College is a Public, 2-4 years school located in Dowagiac, MI. The 2023 average tuition & fees is $7,850 over its programs in average.
The school has a total enrollment of 1,807 and it offers 16 programs.
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2023 Tuition & Fees, Living Costs

The average undergraduate tuition & fees at Southwestern Michigan College is $7,850 for academic year 2022-2023. The amount is the average costs over all degree programs and the vocational program tuition may be lower than the average cost.
Southwestern Michigan College offers the alternative tuition plans .
60% of enrolled students have received grants and/or scholarships and the average amount of received financial aid is $4,706 (exclude student loans).
SMC 2023 Tuition & Fees, Living Costs
Tuition & Fees$7,850
Average Financial Amount$4,706

Offered Career / Vocational Programs and Completers

Southwestern Michigan College offers 16 vocational programs for Less than 1-Year Certificate and 1-2 Years Certificate programs. The following table lists number of programs by offered type and online availability along with number of completers.
Last year, 283 students have completed their career programs.
Offered Career Programs at Southwestern Michigan College
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Less than 1 Year Certificate100
2 Years Certificate15028

Programs by Award Level

The following table summarizes the number of completers by program and award level.
  • 28 students have earned/completed 1-2 Years Certificate program.
  • 255 students have earned/completed Associate's program.
Less than 1 Year Certificate Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist0-
1-2 Years Certificate Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Network and System Administration/Administrator2-
Computer Support Specialist1-
Engineering Technology [+] 1 completers-
Automation Engineer Technology/Technician1-
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians (other)0-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 0 completers$18,800
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0$18,800
General Studies0-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 0 completers-
Fire Science/Fire-fighting0-
Construction Trades [+] 4 completers-
Mechanics and Repairers [+] 5 completers-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician5-
Precision Production Trades [+] 11 completers-
Welding Technology/Welder11-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Medical/Clinical Assistant1-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)0-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training0-
Business [+] 3 completers-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management2-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science1-
Associate's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 5 completers-
Agricultural Production Operations5-
Communication and Journalism [+] 8 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 10 completers-
Computer Programming/Programmer2-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications8-
Computer Support Specialist0-
Education [+] 5 completers-
Elementary Education and Teaching1-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching4-
Teacher Assistant/Aide0-
Engineering [+] 5 completers-
Engineering Technology [+] 5 completers-
Automation Engineer Technology/Technician5-
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians (other)0-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 81 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies6-
General Studies75-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Biomedical Sciences2-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 1 completers-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management1-
Psychology [+] 5 completers-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 9 completers-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies9-
Fire Science/Fire-fighting0-
Human Services [+] 4 completers-
Social Work4-
Social Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Social Sciences1-
Construction Trades [+] 7 completers-
Mechanics and Repairers [+] 7 completers-
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology3-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician4-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 21 completers-
Graphic Design9-
Art/Art Studies9-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 45 completers-
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician3-
Medical/Clinical Assistant5-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)0-
Pre-Nursing Studies0-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse37-
Business [+] 32 completers-
Business Administration and Management3-
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping12-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science0-
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary0-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies2-

Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation

Total 1,807 students are attending at Southwestern Michigan College. There are 53 full-time faculty (instructional/teaching staffs) and 90 part-time faculty teaching for the school.
The students to faculty ratio is 16 to 1 (6.25%). The number of non-teaching staffs is 145 (full-time) and 130 (part-time).
The graduation rate of Southwestern Michigan College is 32% and transfer-out rate is 16%. The retention rate is 60% at the school.
SMC 2023 Key Statistics
Student Population1,807
Graduation Rate32%
Number of Faculty143
Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1

Student Population at SMC

For the academic year 2021-2022, total 1,756 students enrolled into Southwestern Michigan College. By gender, 657 male and 1,099 female students are attending the school.
The following table summarizes the student population by gender and attending status for Southwestern Michigan College.
Student Population By Gender
Southwestern Michigan College
There are 1,181 White (67.26%), 188 Black/African American (10.71%), 79 Hispanic (4.50%), 32 Asian (1.82%), and 350 students with other races attending Southwestern Michigan College. 1 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Student Population By Race/ethnicity at Southwestern Michigan College
American Indian/Native American14311
Black/African American18866122
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander523
Two More843549
Non-resident Alien101
Southwestern Michigan College offers the distance learning opportunities (online classes) for career programs.
63 students (3.59% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 413 students (23.52% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The following table summarizes the online student population for Southwestern Michigan College.
Distance Learning Student Population at Southwestern Michigan College
Number of Students
Enrolled Online Exclusively63
Enrolled Some Online Courses413
Not in Online Courses1,280
By age range, at Southwestern Michigan College, 421 students are aged 20 to 24 (23.97% of total students), 882 students are aged below 20 (50.23%), 43 students are aged above 50 (4.78%).
Graduate Student Population By Age at Southwestern Michigan College
Under 18333131202
Age 18-19549234315
Age 20-21288121167
Age 22-241335281
Age 25-2914637109
Age 30-341063373
Age 35-39571542
Age 40-491012081
Age 50-64421329
Over 64110

Directory and Accreditation Information

Southwestern Michigan College is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1976 - Current[Estimated Date]).
The following list shows the contact and directory information of Southwestern Michigan College.
58900 Cherry Grove Rd, Dowagiac, MI

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