Southwestern Michigan College, also referred to as SMC, is located in Dowagiac, Michigan, United States. It was founded in the year 1964, and classes began in 1966. SMC is a member unit of the American Association of Community Colleges. Students are offered degrees and certificate programs in the fields of mathematics, nursing, business, and communications, among others. Online courses are also offered to outstation students. The academic divisions of the college are:
Southwestern Michigan College's students participate in a wide variety of sports such as flag football, softball, basketball, dodge ball, soccer, golf, and indoor soccer. The college is also home to numerous student clubs and organizations including the Christian Bible Study, Green Club, International Student Club, Music Club, and Phi Theta Kappa.
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Southwestern Michigan College
58900 Cherry Grove Rd
Dowagiac , MI 49047-9793
General Phone: (269) 782-1000
|General Category||Degrees||Most Common Majors [see all]|
|Liberal Arts||180||liberal arts and sciences, general studies|
|Nursing and Emergency Medicine||64||EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse|
|Education and Teaching||10||early childhood education, teacher aide|
|Engineering Technician||9||electronics tech, drafting|
|Medical Support and Technology||8||medical assistant|
|Mechanics and Repair||8||industrial mechanics, automobile mechanics, mechanic and repair|
|Computer Science and Engineering||6||computer programming, computer support|
|Media||6||printing equipment operation|
|Business and Management||2||business management, accounting technology|
|Production Trades||2||machinist, welding|
|Office and Administration||2||administrative assistant|
|Medical Administration||1||medical transcription|
Number of programs and degrees for Southwestern Michigan College in 2008-2009:
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||71||9|
In 2007-2008, Southwestern Michigan College had a total enrollment of 2,494 students (1,599 full-time equivalent).
Students By Class:
Students by Age:
Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
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Retention Rates (2007):
The school does not offer campus housing.
The school does not offer students a meal plan.
Expenses and Financial Aid:
|In-state tuition and fees||$ 3,848|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$ 4,103|
|Books and supplies||$ 1,200|
Southwestern Michigan College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 231700)
Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):
|Full-Time Faculty Level||Men||Women|
|Non-tenured and not on tenure track||29||23|
Salaries for full-time faculty:
Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):
|Full-Time Faculty Level||Contract Length||Number Men||Avg Salary Men||Number Women||Avg Salary Women|
|No academic rank||academic year||29||$54,021||23||$53,570|
|All faculty total||academic year||29||$54,021||23||$53,570|
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What Sets Southwestern Michigan College Apart:
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|% of degrees in media |
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Accepts some high school credits
Offers credit for life experience
Grants credits for AP courses
Offers distance learning
Student employment services
Remedial classes for students
Offers part-time study
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