Southwestern Community College

1501 W. Townline Street, Creston, IA 50801

About Southwestern Community College

Southwestern Community College is classified as a rural-serving public Associate’s college with less than 2,500 full time students. Rural-serving institutions are located in areas with a total population of less than 500,000 residents. This small two-year college has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 500 to 1,999 students. This institution awards associate’s degrees and no bachelor’s degrees. According to data for fall enrollment, 40-59% of undergraduates are enrolled part-time. Enrollment data shows that only undergraduates are enrolled at this two-year associate’s degree granting institution.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate1,680
Student Age% Under 2571%
 % 25 and Over29%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time50%
 % Part-time50%
Race/Ethnicity% White93.0%
 % Black1.4%
 % Asian1.2%
 % Latino2.6%
 % Native American0.5%
 % Race Unknown0.6%
 % International student0%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadNO
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyWeb Design & New Media
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

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$4,020
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$4,635
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid90%
 % Undergraduates with Loans57%
 % Undergraduates with Grants74%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,200
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$5,150
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$5,100
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$325
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,775
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,195

Neighborhood Data for the Creston Area

Median Age40
Median Household Income$35,088
Total Population7,788
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total46.1% 53.9%
 Age 0-952.5%47.5%
 Age 10-1743.7%56.3%
 Age 18-2452.6%47.4%
 Age 25-2951.4%48.6%
 Age 30-3950.2%49.8%
Race/Ethnicity% White95.6%
 % Black3.0%
 % Asian0.0%
 % Latino2.2%
 % Native American0.0%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.0%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$5,150
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$5,100
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$398
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50040.0%67.8%27.1%
 $500 to $7490.0%11.4%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%4.9%2.4%
 Over $100060.0%15.9%4.4%
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