Southwestern College - California: Ranking & Review

Chula Vista
United States
Top 37%

Southwestern College - California Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)18,4138,5909,823

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
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
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 Humanities620620
Health Professions and Related Programs295295
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services266266
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies234234
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service230230
Social Sciences134134
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences7777
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics7171
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs6767
Visual and Performing Arts4747
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services4444
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies3535
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields3333
Mathematics and Statistics3030
English Language and Literature & Letters2929
Public Administration and Social Service Professions2828
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians2323
Personal and Culinary Services2323
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services1515
Legal Professions and Studies1414
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1313
Philosophy and Religious Studies1212
Construction Trades88
Architecture and Related Services66
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences55
Physical Sciences44
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies11
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.

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

Address900 Otay Lakes Rd
Chula Vista, California, 91910-7299
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population244,000