Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Fast Facts

  • Southwestern College is the only public institution of higher education in southern San Diego County.
  • More than 500,000 students have attended Southwestern College since it opened its doors 50 years ago.
  • Students attend Southwestern College to prepare for transfer to four-year colleges or universities and/or to attain skill training for jobs and career advancements.
  • Total combined enrollment of the main campus in Chula Vista, the Higher Education Center at Otay Mesa, and the Higher Education Center at National City exceeds 20,000.
  • The average age of students attending Southwestern College is 25, reflective of the College's appeal to both the traditional high school student and the older, adult learner.
  • Southwestern College offers the Associate of Arts degree in some 50 different majors; the Associate of Science degree in more than 80 different majors; Career Technical Education Certificates in over 100 different majors; as well as a host of non-credit offerings for personal and professional development.
  • Of the more than 1,100 community colleges nationwide, Southwestern College consistently places in the top 100 in the number of associate degrees conferred.
  • Southwestern College is the 11th highest associate degree producer in the nation for Hispanic students.
  • The California community college system is comprised of 109 two-year public institutions. The colleges are organized into 72 districts and serve more than 2.9 million students representing the largest system of higher education in the world.
  • The Western Association of Schools and Colleges has continuously accredited Southwestern College since 1964.