About Southwest

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a comprehensive, multicultural, public, open-access college. It provides citizens with an effective teaching and learning environment designed to raise educational levels, enhance economic development, and enrich personal lives. Southwest is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Southwest offers its diverse student population such advantages as:

  • Experienced faculty in every discipline
  • Small classes
  • Convenient admission dates and registration; early enrollment for current students
  • Broad range of degree and certificate programs
  • Honors Academy
  • Strong academic studies program
  • Varied non-credit, continuing education courses
  • Extensive Distance Education program
  • Affordable tuition – about half the cost of your average state university
  • Transferable classes to a four-year university
  • Financial aid – grants, work-study, lottery scholarships, and other awards
  • Veterans Affairs benefits support
  • On-campus child care
  • First-rate college libraries
  • Weekend degree programs for busy adults
  • Upward Bound – pre-college program prepares students for success in college
  • Split (Hybrid) classes, 50 percent online/50 percent on campus

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