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Southwest Tennessee Community College

Southwest Tennessee Community College

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a community college run by the Tennessee Board of Regents in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The college is a result of a 2001 merger between two institutions, the former Shelby State Community College and the former State Technical Institute at Memphis (STIM).

Southwest is the largest community college operated by the Tennessee Board of Regents and the only one with a predominantly black student body. The college offers various degrees and certificates in diverse areas of study.

The college maintains collegiate sports teams (men's and women's) that participate in various sports such as basketball, baseball, softball, and cheerleading. The sports teams are known as the Saluqis.

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Contacting Southwest Tennessee Community College

Southwest Tennessee Community College
737 Union Avenue
Memphis , TN 38103
General Phone: (901) 333-5000
http://www.southwest.tn.edu

Southwest Tennessee Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine242EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Liberal Arts240liberal arts and sciences, cartography
Business and Management177business, business management, accounting technology, MIS, business and related services
Medical Support and Technology105pharmacy tech, radiation therapist, blood bank tech specialist, medical lab tech
Engineering Technician98architectural engineering tech, civil engineering tech, electronics tech, industrial tech, manufacturing tech, quality control tech, mechanical engineering tech, computer engineering tech
Office and Administration45administrative assistant
Mechanics and Repair36electrical installation and repair, industrial mechanics, automobile mechanics, mechanic and repair
Therapy and Counseling36physical therapist assistant, substance abuse counseling
Law29legal assistant
Computer Science and Engineering28computer applications programming
Family and Social Work27foodservice management, child development, child care management, human development and family studies
Security and Law Enforcement23criminal justice and police, fire-fighting, security and protective services
Photography and Commercial Art20commercial art
Science and Laboratory Technician10science tech
Hospitality9hotel management, restaurant and food services management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8dietitian assistant
Landscaping and Horticulture8landscaping, turf management, horticultural business
Construction Trades4electrician, construction trades
Science2biotechnology
Education and Teaching0education
Medical Administration0health and medical administrative

Number of programs and degrees for Southwest Tennessee Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Award of less than 1 academic year37225
Associate's degree73032
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years453

Southwest Tennessee Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Southwest Tennessee Community College had a total enrollment of 10,617 students (7,737 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 39%
Women 61%
Full-Time 70%
Part-Time 30%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 35%
Black 58%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 19%
20-21 19%
22-24 16%
25-29 15%
30-34 10%
35-39 8%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

ResidencePercent
Tennessee97%
Mississippi2%

Southwest Tennessee Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 44 %
Part-Time 36 %

Southwest Tennessee Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Southwest Tennessee Community College Admissions and Selectivity

Acceptances:

GroupApplicantsAcceptedPercent
Accepted
EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled
Total2,1832,183100%2,183100%
Men847847100%847100%
Women1,3361,336100%1,336100%

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Math375515
ACT Verbal1319
ACT Math1517
ACT Composite1418

Application Requirements:

ItemRequirement
GPArequired
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT1%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT74%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Southwest Tennessee Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,791
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,291
Books and supplies $ 800

Financial Aid:
Southwest Tennessee Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1043900)

Southwest Tennessee Community College Faculty

Southwest Tennessee Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Tenured7386
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1130
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2025

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year7$79,8145$69,742
Associate professorcalendar year21$67,05417$65,233
Assistant professorcalendar year4$57,5673$55,552
Instructorcalendar year3$39,5162*
All faculty totalcalendar year35$66,16127$63,168

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year9$61,70111$60,742
Associate professoracademic year32$51,03051$50,024
Assistant professoracademic year17$42,31031$39,831
Instructoracademic year11$35,60121$36,223
All faculty totalacademic year69$47,814114$45,744

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Southwest Tennessee Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

SportMenWomenTotal
Total202040
Baseball4610
Basketball16016
All Other Sports01414

Southwest Tennessee Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, Other
Electrician

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Quality Control Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Child Development
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other

Hospitality
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Restaurant/Food Services Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services, Other
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Law
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Cartography
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other

Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Blood Bank Technology Specialist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietitian Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Science
Biotechnology

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Southwest Tennessee Community College Highlights

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What Sets Southwest Tennessee Community College Apart:

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Female % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 6%Southwest Tennessee Community College Female % of student body
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Southwest Tennessee Community College Number of students
% of degrees in science and laboratory technician
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 8%Southwest Tennessee Community College % of degrees in science and laboratory technician
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 9%Southwest Tennessee Community College % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 10%Southwest Tennessee Community College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 10%Southwest Tennessee Community College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in photography and commercial art
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 14%Southwest Tennessee Community College % of degrees in photography and commercial art
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Southwest Tennessee Community College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of degrees in business and management
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 15%Southwest Tennessee Community College % of degrees in business and management
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Southwest Tennessee Community College Number of degree programs
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Southwest Tennessee Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Minority % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Southwest Tennessee Community College Minority % of student body
% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Southwest Tennessee Community College % of degrees in engineering technician
% of degrees in hospitality
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Southwest Tennessee Community College % of degrees in hospitality

Notable:
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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