SOWELA Technical Community College

Lake Charles, LA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,631
Graduate Enrollment: 0
Associate's Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Traditional
Highest degree awarded: Associate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Small City (<100k)
Two-year, small // mixed part/full-time

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 0%

Male/Female: 42% / 58% (2017)

First generation college students: 50.9% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 12.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.6% (2015)

Test scores for admission:


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 38.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 14.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 8.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 4.4% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 63.4%
Black: 24.8%
Hispanic: 4.0%
Asian: 0.9%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.8%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.8%
2+ races: 3.7%
Non-resident alien: 1.3%
Unknown race: 0.3%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $15,260
In-State tuition: $4,265
Out-of-State tuition: $4,265

Estimated books and supplies: $1,300 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board:
Estimated on-campus other fees:

Estimated off-campus room & board: $9,932 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $0 (2022)

Average Family Income: $23,070 (2017)
Median Family Income: $17,038 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 43.8%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 0.0%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $3,500 (2013)
Median federal loan payment:

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $8,033
$30k-48k $8,309
$48k-75k $9,885
$75k-110k $10,877
$110k+ $9,631

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

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

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 96.3% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $3,500 (2013)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $3,500 (2013)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $3,500 (2013)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $3,672 (2012)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 71.3% (2013)
@3 year 66.7% (2015)
@5 year 67.1% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 53.9% (2013)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 62.6% (2013)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $43,880 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $48,447 (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 Criminal Justice and Corrections. 16 $25,695 ($2,141) $23,581 ($1,965)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Design and Applied Arts. 79
Associate's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 17 $12,607 ($1,051)
Associate's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 3
Associate's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 22 $5,606 $66,074 ($5,506)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants. 94 $8,000 $33,711 ($2,809) $41,735 ($3,478)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business/Commerce, General. 61
Associate's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 19 $29,701 ($2,475)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Accounting and Related Services. 148
Associate's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 24 $29,860 ($2,488) $26,926 ($2,244)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business Operations Support and Assistant Services. 60
Associate's Degree Business Operations Support and Assistant Services. 15 $24,069 ($2,006)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services. 43
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Forestry. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer and Information Sciences, General. 69
Associate's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 15
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer Programming. 14
Associate's Degree Computer Programming. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications. 5
Associate's Degree Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications. 6
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Culinary Arts and Related Services. 81
Associate's Degree Culinary Arts and Related Services. 15
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians. 261
Associate's Degree Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians. 77 $8,500 $59,227 ($4,936) $70,386 ($5,866)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 338
Associate's Degree Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 114 $7,457 $85,082 ($7,090) $116,399 ($9,700)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 66
Associate's Degree Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 17 $31,876 ($2,656)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 65
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 17
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Physical Science Technologies/Technicians. 51
Associate's Degree Physical Science Technologies/Technicians. 12
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Criminal Justice and Corrections. 79
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Electrical and Power Transmission Installers. 153 $57,931 ($4,828) $109,483 ($9,124)
Associate's Degree Electrical and Power Transmission Installers. 24
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection. 43
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Plumbing and Related Water Supply Services. 29
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology. 8
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies. 68
Associate's Degree Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies. 6
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Precision Metal Working. 75


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $50,238
Full time faculty: 62%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 16.0

School's endowment start of year: $1,513,408 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $1,809,572 (2022)