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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,084 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Enrolled Students
47% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
150 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at Southwestern Michigan College is $4,658, which is $1,436 more than the national median in-state tuition of $3,222. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $5,084, which is 109% of the cost for in-state students, and is $1,852 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $6,936.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,806.

In 2016, 56% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 29% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Southwestern Michigan College has a total enrollment of 2,252 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Michigan College is 1,059 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,193. This means that 47% of students enrolled at Southwestern Michigan College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwestern Michigan College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.2% White, 9.1% Black or African American, 5.99% Hispanic or Latino, 4.31% Two or More Races, 1.73% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.07% Asian, and 0.18% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southwestern Michigan College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (17.8%), followed by White Male (15.3%) and Black or African American Female (2.98%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 191 more women than men graduated from Southwestern Michigan College. The majority of students graduating from Southwestern Michigan College are White. These 569 graduates mean that there were 15.8 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 36 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Southwestern Michigan College is Liberal Arts & Sciences with 204 graduates, followed by Registered Nursing with 53 graduates and Graphic Design with 16 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Southwestern Michigan College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Liberal Arts & Humanities, with 431 graduates, followed by Precision Production with 20 graduates and Construction with 11 graduates.


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Southwestern Michigan College has an endowment valued at nearly $11.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $26,874 (0.24%), compared to the 0.69% average return ($21,444 on $3.12M) across all Associate's Colleges.

In 2015, Southwestern Michigan College had a total expenditure of $26.2M. Of that $26.2M, they spent $10.9M on salaries and $4.29M on benefits.

Southwestern Michigan College employs 51 No academic ranks, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Southwestern Michigan College are Male No academic ranks (26), Female No academic ranks (25), and N/A N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Michigan College are: Management, with 24 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 16 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 13 employees.



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