Southwestern College

900 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91910-7299

About Southwestern College

Southwestern College is classified as a college or university with a medium-sized master’s program. Colleges and universities with a medium-sized master’s program typically award between 100 and 199 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This small four-year college has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 degree-seeking students. Most students live off-campus, and less than half of the student body are full time students.. This institution awards at least 80% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and professional fields. The majority of graduate degrees are awarded within the business field. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 40% of undergraduates are enrolled part-time. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate21,597
Student Age% Under 2567%
 % 25 and Over33%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time37%
 % Part-time63%
Race/Ethnicity% White13.0%
 % Black5.1%
 % Asian14.1%
 % Latino61.6%
 % Native American0.7%
 % Race Unknown5.2%
 % International student0%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesNO
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingSuburb
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionYes
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptNot applicable
 High School RankingNot applicable
 College Prep CoursesNot applicable
 Letter of RecommendationNot applicable
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNot applicable
 Admissions ExaminationNot applicable
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Not applicable
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT0%

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$
 In-State Tuition & Fees$772
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$6,048
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid59%
 % Undergraduates with Loans1%
 % Undergraduates with Grants52%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,620
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$11,556
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,798
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,770

Neighborhood Data for the Chula Vista Area

Median Age34
Median Household Income$65,526
Total Population236,218
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.8% 52.2%
 Age 0-949.9%50.1%
 Age 10-1750.7%49.3%
 Age 18-2449.6%50.4%
 Age 25-2946.0%54.0%
 Age 30-3946.7%53.3%
Race/Ethnicity% White64.5%
 % Black4.5%
 % Asian14.3%
 % Latino56.8%
 % Native American0.7%
 % Pacific Islander0.6%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.3%


On Campus Housing ProvidedNo
Meal Plan ProvidedNo
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$11,556
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$1,157
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50020.5%12.0%2.3%
 $500 to $74912.0%8.7%0.0%
 $750 to $99917.8%51.1%14.6%
 Over $100049.7%28.2%78.3%
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