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Southwestern Michigan College

58900 Cherry Grove Rd, Dowagiac, MI

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Southwestern Michigan College (SMC) Dowagiac, Michigan, campus is one of two SMC campuses—the other located in Niles, Michigan.

Mission Statement:

The mission of Southwestern Michigan College is to serve our community by providing affordable local access to high quality post-secondary career preparation and college education—including the total college life experience.

Areas of Study:

  • Communications / Humanities / Social Science
  • School of Advanced Technology
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Math & Science
  • School of Business
  • School of Nursing and Health Services
  • Work-Based Learning / Internships

The Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree from SMC meet general requirements for many four-year colleges and universities. The Transfer Resource Room allows students to access all transfer school material, work on their applications, and meet with advisors to plan their transfer

Tuition:

  • In-District: $109.50 per credit hour
  • In-State: $141.50 per credit hour
  • Out of State: $154.00 per credit hour
  • International: $198.00 per credit hour

Mandatory Fees include Registration Fee and Technology Fee.

Advising and Academic Support is available to all students by appointment only. The Student Activity Center includes a game room, gym, three resistance pools, fitness center, and rock climbing room.

Apply Online (http://www.swmich.edu/applynow)

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify (http://www.swmich.edu/financialaid)

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,400. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $3,500-$4,200
    • Out-of-State: $5,000-$5,942
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $110-$140 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $160-$190 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid86%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships77%$5,105
Receiving Student Loans40%$4,795

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Southwestern Michigan College may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for Southwestern Michigan College compared to community colleges in Michigan, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 Southwestern Michigan CollegeCass CountyMichigan
Graduation Rate17.4%-14.7%
Transfer-out Rate26.4%-26.7%
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Southwestern Michigan College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Precision Production

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Visual and Performing Arts

Other Community Colleges Nearby

The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Southwestern Michigan College.

Contact Information

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
86%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
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FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$4,299