Southwestern College

Chula Vista, CA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 14,285
Graduate Enrollment: 0
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional
Highest degree awarded: Associate
Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander institution
Hispanic focused instituion
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Large City (>250k)
Two-year, very large // higher-part-time

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 0%

Male/Female: 44% / 56% (2017)

First generation college students: 56.5% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 10.6% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 1.0% (2017)

Test scores for admission:


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 48.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 29.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 19.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 13.5% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 8.1%
Black: 4.5%
Hispanic: 69.7%
Asian: 11.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.4%
2+ races: 4.5%
Non-resident alien: 0.1%
Unknown race: 1.4%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $12,476
In-State tuition: $1,342
Out-of-State tuition: $9,434

Estimated books and supplies: $1,080 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board:
Estimated on-campus other fees:

Estimated off-campus room & board: $22,086 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $0 (2022)

Average Family Income: $25,533 (2017)
Median Family Income: $19,400 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 31.6%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 0.6%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $4,500 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $48 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $3,657
$30k-48k $4,452
$48k-75k $7,131
$75k-110k $9,013
$110k+ $0

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 0%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 91.6% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $4,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $3,865 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $3,720 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $4,500 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 50.0% (2015)
@3 year 54.3% (2017)
@5 year 70.7% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 32.4% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 37.5% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $29,777 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $33,313 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Associate's Degree Computer Programming. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services. 2
Associate's Degree Fire Protection. 13
Associate's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer Software and Media Applications. 7
Associate's Degree Computer Software and Media Applications. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications. 1
Associate's Degree Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications. 2
Associate's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Culinary Arts and Related Services. 17
Associate's Degree Culinary Arts and Related Services. 8
Associate's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 11
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians. 1
Associate's Degree Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians. 4
Associate's Degree Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians. 7
Associate's Degree Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 1
Associate's Degree Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 17
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 21
Associate's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 30
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma American Sign Language. 8
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 25
Associate's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 70
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Legal Support Services. 6
Associate's Degree Legal Support Services. 11
Associate's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 31
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 404
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 205
Associate's Degree Biology, General. 18
Associate's Degree Mathematics. 36
Associate's Degree Biological and Physical Sciences. 144
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 22
Associate's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 40
Associate's Degree Philosophy. 11
Associate's Degree Physics. 3
Associate's Degree Psychology, General. 136 $12,500
Associate's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 72 $10,616
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants. 103
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business Administration, Management and Operations. 37
Associate's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 202
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Accounting and Related Services. 24
Associate's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 49
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business Operations Support and Assistant Services. 4
Associate's Degree Business Operations Support and Assistant Services. 6
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Finance and Financial Management Services. 3
Associate's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Hospitality Administration/Management. 7
Associate's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 4
Associate's Degree International Business. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Real Estate. 24
Associate's Degree Real Estate. 1
Associate's Degree General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations. 1
Associate's Degree History. 29
Associate's Degree Computer Science. 57
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer Programming. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Criminal Justice and Corrections. 47
Associate's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 156 $30,350 ($2,529) $44,006 ($3,667)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Fire Protection. 11
Associate's Degree Human Services, General. 15
Associate's Degree Public Administration. 13
Associate's Degree Anthropology. 12
Associate's Degree Economics. 40
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Geography and Cartography. 2
Associate's Degree Geography and Cartography. 2
Associate's Degree Political Science and Government. 26
Associate's Degree Sociology. 72
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection. 6
Associate's Degree Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies. 22
Associate's Degree Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies. 9
Associate's Degree Visual and Performing Arts, General. 1
Associate's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 7
Associate's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 1
Associate's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 6
Associate's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 32
Associate's Degree Music. 12
Associate's Degree Dental Support Services and Allied Professions. 30 $10,500
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Health and Medical Administrative Services. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services. 9
Associate's Degree Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services. 6
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 20
Associate's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 8
Associate's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 6
Associate's Degree Health/Medical Preparatory Programs. 70
Associate's Degree Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Architectural Sciences and Technology. 3
Associate's Degree Architectural Sciences and Technology. 13
Associate's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 3
Associate's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 64
Associate's Degree Journalism. 9
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 4
Associate's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 10
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians. 3
Associate's Degree Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Graphic Communications. 3
Associate's Degree Graphic Communications. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer and Information Sciences, General. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications. 1
Associate's Degree Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications. 1


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $91,458
Full time faculty: 26%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 22.0

School's endowment start of year: $1,014,038 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $2,669,627 (2022)