Southwestern College – California: Ranking & Review

Chula Vista Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 1752 6229
Top 37%

Southwestern College - California Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

6,123 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,822 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

Southwestern College - California has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Southwestern College - California Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
Off-campus $20,724 $25,988
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

Southwestern College - California does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $1,288 $6,552
Fees for full-time undergraduates $50 $50
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $46 $234

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 620 620
Health Professions and Related Programs 295 295
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 266 266
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 234 234
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 230 230
Social Sciences 134 134
Psychology 128 128
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 77 77
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 71 71
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 67 67
Visual and Performing Arts 47 47
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 44 44
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 35 35
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 33 33
Mathematics and Statistics 30 30
English Language and Literature & Letters 29 29
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 28 28
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians 23 23
Personal and Culinary Services 23 23
History 22 22
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services 15 15
Legal Professions and Studies 14 14
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 13 13
Philosophy and Religious Studies 12 12
Construction Trades 8 8
Architecture and Related Services 6 6
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 5 5
Physical Sciences 4 4
Education 1 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1 1
Engineering 1 1
Science Technologies & Technicians
Grand Total2,5162,516

A total of 2,516 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Southwestern College - California.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate22%20%24%
  • Full-time retention rate - 74%
  • Part-time retention rate - 45%

General info

Alternative namesSouthwestern Community College District
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff656
Instructional FTE210
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.swccd.edu
Address900 Otay Lakes Rd
Chula Vista, California, 91910-7299
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
Phone6194216700