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Southwest Tennessee Community College

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a community college operated by the Tennessee Board of Regents in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

Location

Address
737 Union Avenue
City
Memphis
State
TN
Zip/Post Code
38103

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
10816
In State Tuition Fees
3336
Out State Tuition Fees
13776
Male Female Ratio
35:65
Acceptance Rate
100%
Student Faculty Ratio
29:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
No
Mascot
Saluqi
Colors
Blue Red
Conference
TCCAA

College History

History

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a community college operated by the Tennessee Board of Regents in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. It is the result of a 2001 merger between two institutions started by the Regents in the 1960s, the former Shelby State Community College and the former State Technical Institute at Memphis ("STIM"). The merger was an attempt to reduce the overhead of maintaining two separate institutional managements and a recognition of the increasing convergence of academic and technical educations. It also has made credits earned at the former Technical Institute more readily transferable to other institutions of higher learning, an additional goal. Southwest is the largest community college operated by the Tennessee Board of Regents.

College Specialty

Specialty

The mission of Southwest Tennessee Community College is to provide the citizens of Shelby and Fayette counties and the surrounding Mid-South region with a high quality and affordable post-secondary education that prepares them for associate degrees, future educational opportunities, and successful employment. As a comprehensive, open-access, culturally diverse, public two-year college, Southwest is committed to meeting the educational needs of individual students, communities, and employers through credit and non-credit instruction using both distance learning technology and traditional campus-based classes. Southwest promotes student success in a supportive teaching and learning environment designed to raise educational levels, promote work readiness skills, enhance career advancement, prepare for university transfer, and enrich personal lives. To fulfill its mission, the college provides: University parallel courses and programs leading to Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees that meet the requirements of the first two years of a baccalaureate degree; Career technical curricula leading to employment-related certificates and Associate of Applied Science degrees; Continuing education, workforce development, and public service programs for community citizens and businesses; Learning support programs for academically disadvantaged students; Highly qualified full-time and adjunct faculty in all academic programs and disciplines; Student support services that assist both students and alumni with their attainment of educational and career goals; Student learning enrichment through honors programs, service-learning activities, tutoring, library services, cultural events, international studies, and extracurricular activities; Administrative and financial services that support student enrollment, faculty and staff employment, college management, and organizational development; Institutional partnerships and activities that advance community relations, public awareness and support, resource development, and inter-institutional collaboration and articulation; Physical facilities and learning environments that are modern, comfortable, secure, and technically advanced for student, employee, and public use; Assessments of institutional effectiveness to ensure continuous improvement; and Campus culture that promotes diversity, learning, and student success. Southwest Tennessee Community College is committed to the education of a non-racially identifiable student body and promotes diversity and access without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. Southwest Tennessee Community College is a member of the State University and Community College System of Tennessee under the governance of the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Campus

Campus

Urban

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