Southwest Technology Center

Overview of Southwest Technology Center

Altus, OK is home to Southwest Technology Center. Altus is a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Southwest Technology Center go up to the Certificate.

Areas of Study

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Students commonly pursue studies in computer science and engineering, construction trades, mechanics and repair, office and administration.

Southwest Technology Center Selectivity

Prospective students are drawn to the school's open admissions.

Student Body

Southwest Technology Center has 186 enrolled students (as of 2007-2008).

The school reports its educational mission is:
"We serve individuals, business and industry through flexible, quality training, thus enhancing the economy and quality of life in our communities."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Southwest Technology Center

Southwest Technology Center
711 W Tamarack
Altus , OK 73521
General Phone: (580) 477-2250

Southwest Technology Center Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Mechanics and Repair31electrical installation and repair, electrical maintenance and repair, automobile mechanics, aircraft maintenance
Nursing and Emergency Medicine18licensed practical nurse
Computer Science and Engineering13computer and info science, computer support
Construction Trades12property management, construction trades
Office and Administration8administrative assistant
Medicine4health professions

Number of programs and degrees for Southwest Technology Center in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years8611

Southwest Technology Center Student Body

In 2007-2008, Southwest Technology Center had a total enrollment of 186 students (187 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 63%
Black 6%
Hispanic 27%
Asian 1%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 41%
18-19 27%
20-21 6%
22-24 3%
25-29 9%
30-34 4%
35-39 2%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%

Southwest Technology Center Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 94 %
Part-Time 97 %

Graduation and Transfer Rates (2007):
(Graduation rate is percent of students graduating within 150% of the normal time.)

Item Percent
Graduating 76%

Southwest Technology Center Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Altus, Oklahoma for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Oklahoma Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Southwest Technology Center Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Southwest Technology Center participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3008700)

Southwest Technology Center Degree Programs (2007)

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance and Management
Construction Trades, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology, Other

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

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Southwest Technology Center Highlights

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What Sets Southwest Technology Center Apart:

Number of degree programs
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 7%Southwest Technology Center Number of degree programs
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Southwest Technology Center % of degrees in mechanics and repair
% of degrees in office and administration
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Southwest Technology Center % of degrees in office and administration
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Southwest Technology Center % of degrees in computer science and engineering
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Southwest Technology Center Male % of student body
% of degrees in construction trades
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Southwest Technology Center % of degrees in construction trades

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