Southwestern College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Chula Vista, CA

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How much is the Southwestern tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Southwestern's tuition & fees is $1,344 for California residents and $9,492 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $29,145 for California residents and $37,293 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

Southwestern Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,344
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,492
Books & Supplies Costs$1,080
Off-campus Room & Board$22,086
Off-campus Expenses$4,635
2023-2024 Estimates
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,346
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,550

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, Southwestern' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in California, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $13,259.
Southwestern College$1,344$9,492
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California 2-4 Years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Southwestern and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Southwestern CollegeChula Vista, CA$1,344$9,492
Cabrillo CollegeAptos, CA$1,270$9,910
Cerritos CollegeNorwalk, CA$1,364$12,004
Chabot CollegeHayward, CA$1,150$8,686
Chaffey CollegeRancho Cucamonga, CA$1,184$11,120
Citrus CollegeGlendora, CA$1,204$9,844
Columbia CollegeSonora, CA$1,547$8,870
Crafton Hills CollegeYucaipa, CA$1,188$12,320
College of the DesertPalm Desert, CA$1,326$9,586
Diablo Valley CollegePleasant Hill, CA$1,312$9,012
El Camino Community College DistrictTorrance, CA$1,144$7,144

Financial Aid and COA

At Southwestern College, 10,339 students (65%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $5,555.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Southwestern is $31,738 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,310 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $6,613 and the average amount of student loans is $3,419.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$29,145$37,293
Tuition & Fees$1,344$9,492
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$27,801$27,801
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$23,590$31,738
Average Financial Aid$5,555$5,555
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship10,33965%$5,555
Pell Grants5,44034%$4,176
Federal Student Loan1311%$4,833
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,31084%-
Grants or Scholarships1,30984%$6,613
Federal Grants99464%$5,580
Pell Grants85154%$4,875
Other Federal Grants66342%$2,110
State/Local Grants1,23979%$2,477
Institutional Grants674%$617
Student Loan Aid81%$3,419
Federal Student Loans81%$3,419
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level763763$8,077
110,001 or more22$7,927

Student Population

Southwestern College has a total of 16,530 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 7,002 male students and 8,983 female students attending Southwestern. The school offers online degree programs and 4,283 students enrolled online exclusively (25.91% of all students).
Undergraduate15,985 7,0028,983

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address900 Otay Lakes Rd., Chula Vista, CA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered209 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population16,530
Graduation Rate31%
Transfer-out Rate6%
Retention Rate75% (Full-time), 48% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate22 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties206 (Full-time), 648 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs666 (Full-time), 670 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$91,454
Average Staff Salary$85,789