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Sowela Technical Community College (SOWELA)

3820 J Bennett Johnston Ave, Lake Charles, LA

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Sowela Technical Community College, located in Lake Charles, Louisiana, was established in 1938 and began operations in 1940. Over the years the school has gone through several names reflecting the growing nature of the school. STCC is constantly expanding its educational offerings and updating its facilities. The school serves residents of south western Louisiana, and has grown is scope, offering traditional and distance learning classes.

Academics

Sowela Technical Community College offers a variety of programs for transfer or career development. The school is accredited to award certificates, diplomas and associate degrees. Credit transfer to four year institutions is possible for students seeking to continue their education, while technical and vocational programs prepare students for immediate work in their field of study.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Sowela Technical Community College maintains an open enrollment policy. Students wishing to apply should complete the application and submit it along with all pertinent documents (transcripts, test scores). Financial aid is available to eligible students. Students admitted to Sowela will have an easier time determining financial aid status when applying. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and obtain a PIN in order to determine their eligibility and awards.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,900. 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 range:
    • State Residents: $3,300-$4,000
    • Out-of-State: $6,800-$8,114
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $140-$170 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $280-$340 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 Aid85%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships85%$4,938
Receiving Student Loans1%$3,866

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Sowela Technical Community College may offer student services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for SOWELA, versus those community colleges in Louisiana, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 SOWELACalcasieu ParishLouisiana
Graduation Rate33.0%-17.1%
Transfer-out Rate0.8%-14.9%
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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 Sowela Technical Community 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

Engineering Technology

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

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 Sowela Technical Community College.

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

School Map




ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
85%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
24:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$3,622