Southwestern Michigan College: Ranking & Review

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Southwestern Michigan College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)2,3309961,334

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

Southwestern Michigan College 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 Michigan College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment and other expenses per full academic year.

Southwestern Michigan College provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 390 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$4,774$5,208
Fees for full-time undergraduates$1,535$1,535
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$154$168

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities314314
Health Professions and Related Programs121121
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services2929
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service2222
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1717
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians1515
Precision Production1414
Visual and Performing Arts1313
Construction Trades1212
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services99
Public Administration and Social Service Professions77
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies55
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences44
English Language and Literature & Letters
Grand Total597597

A total of 597 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Southwestern Michigan College.

Graduation rate25%22%27%
  • Full-time retention rate - 54%
  • Part-time retention rate - 45%

General info

Alternative namesSMC
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementThe mission of Southwestern Michigan College is to serve our community by providing affordable local access to high quality postsecondary career preparation and college education - including the total college life experience.
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff188
Instructional FTE85
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional

Location and Contacts

Address58900 Cherry Grove Rd
Dowagiac, Michigan, 49047-9793
United States
Urbanization levelRural: Fringe
City population6,000