Southwest Tennessee Community College

606 reviews
  1. Memphis, TN
  2. 2 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Experience
    C-
  6. Location
    C+
Southwest Tennessee Community College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
737 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
770-1060
ACT Range
14-18
Application Fee
$10
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$5,126/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,710/ year
  • $30-48k
    $4,979/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,393/ year
  • $76-110k
    $7,772/ year
  • $110k+
    No Data

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.96 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.82 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.80 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,243Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
24%
Pell Grant
71%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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After Southwest Tennessee Community College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$24,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
5%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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Reviews

606 reviews
  • Excellent
    99
  • Very Good
    179
  • Average
    256
  • Poor
    44
  • Terrible
    28
The classes and teachers are great. Beware! The people at advising, financial aid, and the testing center can be a pain. Patience is a must. On a positive note, most of the teachers are great and super helpful. Also, the campus is really nice and quite. Its a okay school for the cost of tuition but I would not choose this school again. Certain offices are very unprofessional and the receptionists and other workers have always had an attitude. It just isn't a great environment to be around especially with the stress you are already feeling with being school. Like I mentioned earlier its a good school for the cost but thats about all this school has going for it. But don't let my review change your mind; you may have a better experience. Many people have had a great experience here while others have unfortunately had it bad. I consider myself lucky. It could of been worse. It's an okay school.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Aug 26 2015
I love how close I am to my school, so convenient! :-) The campus is small just like the size of the classes, which is awesome because the teachers can dedicate more time to students as individuals. Also since the classes are small, you know everyone in your class. My classmates have become my extended family. I attend the Maxine Smith campus, which is a four level building, classes are easy to find. Our police officers are friendly and our teachers care. Even though I attend a community college, they offer study abroad and a honors program/society! I was in the honors English class and we took a field trip to the Civil Rights Museum, it was quite fun! I had never seen the art gallery in the museum, got to the museum was an well needed experience. Personally, I believe Southwest is the best choice for my first two years of college, because I skipped the tenth grade and I was not completely ready to go to a four year university.Since the classes are small, they are the perfect transition from high school to college. Plus within two years I will have a degree while my competition will not, this gives me an edge. Also, the schedule is very convenient; I currently have no friday classes, three day weekend! :-) Since I am participating in the Tennessee Promise, a program that gives high school seniors two years of free community college and a pathway of courses to take that automatically transfer to a four year university, my transition from high school to college has been very smooth. I would most definitely choose Southwest again, my experience has been amazing.
  • College Junior
  • 12 months ago
Credit transfer was pretty good - only 1 class they could have taken as well.

I chose this school because their tuition is about half the price of the local university and one of their campuses is about 3 driving minutes from my house. Very easy to get to and beautiful, updated building. So far the classes have been great and I truly feel like I am learning a lot. Haven't had a bad teacher yet!

Cons: Your academic advisor seems to be randomly assigned instead of taking into account the campus you attend. My assigned advisor is at a different campus; 35 minutes from the campus I attend on the edge of Collierville. Every time I call one of the offices with a question typically get transferred; most of the time I cannot get a straight answer at the first go around. The only other complaint is the school orders a lot of special issue text books and passes the exorbitant price on to the student, who then cannot sell the book via buy back because they change to another edition. Very frustrating!
  • College Senior
  • Aug 5 2013