Southwestern Community College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Creston, IA

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How much is the SWCC tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, SWCC's tuition & fees is $7,024 for Iowa residents and $7,248 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 $17,782 for Iowa residents and $18,006 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

SWCC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Iowa Residents Tuition & Fees$7,024
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$7,248
Books & Supplies Costs$1,351
On-campus Room & Board$7,660
On-campus Expenses$1,747
Off-campus Room & Board$7,660
Off-campus Expenses$3,319
2023-2024 Estimates
Iowa Residents Tuition & Fees$8,141
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,379

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, SWCC' tuition is much lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in Iowa, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $11,211.
Southwestern Community College$7,024$7,248
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Iowa 2-4 Years Colleges$21,556
Public Schools$8,453$11,211
Private Schools$25,497

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between SWCC 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 Community CollegeCreston, IA$7,024$7,248
Iowa Central Community CollegeFort Dodge, IA$5,376$7,668
North Iowa Area Community CollegeMason City, IA$6,436$9,245

Financial Aid and COA

At Southwestern Community College, 604 students (39%) 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 $6,045.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at SWCC is $11,961 for students living on-campus and $13,533 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 256 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 $5,884 and the average amount of student loans is $5,306.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Iowa ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$17,782$18,006
COA (off-campus)$19,354$19,578
Tuition & Fees$7,024$7,248
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$10,758$10,758
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$12,330$12,330
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$11,737$11,961
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$13,309$13,533
Average Financial Aid$6,045$6,045
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship60439%$6,045
Pell Grants36424%$4,567
Federal Student Loan31921%$5,977
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid25699%-
Grants or Scholarships25599%$5,884
Federal Grants25599%$2,990
Pell Grants11946%$4,875
Other Federal Grants25599%$715
State/Local Grants9135%$4,933
Institutional Grants14556%$1,993
Student Loan Aid9637%$5,306
Federal Student Loans9537%$4,912
Other Student Loans52%$8,547
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level133132$7,734
110,001 or more1313$3,193

Student Population

Southwestern Community College has a total of 1,581 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 646 male students and 896 female students attending SWCC. The school offers online degree programs and 515 students enrolled online exclusively (32.57% of all students).
Undergraduate1,542 646896

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1501 West Townline Street, Creston, IA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered44 Programs
Online Program Offered5 Online Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population1,581
Graduation Rate52%
Transfer-out Rate13%
Retention Rate66% (Full-time), 50% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate17 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties39 (Full-time), 60 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs144 (Full-time), 96 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$48,161
Average Staff Salary$42,004