Southwest Tennessee Community College

Memphis, Tennessee
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  • Public
    2 year
  • 1:22
    Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 8%
    Transfer Student Ratio
Southwest Tennessee Community College is a comprehensive public two-year college that serves the diverse population of Memphis and the surrounding Mid-South region. Southwest prepares students through the offering of Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Science in Teaching degrees and twenty-six (26) Associate of Applied Science degrees and twenty-one (21) Technical Certificates. Located in a major medical and commercial center, Southwest emphasizes nursing, allied health, business and technology programs while also offering a strong university parallel curriculum. In response to emerging areas of community need, Southwest has initiated new programs such as Homeland Security Assessment and Biotechnology.
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Total Faculty 202
Total Enrollment 10,876
Programs 80
Courses 2,018
Equivalencies 7,785 incoming
13,070 outgoing
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Financial Information

Scholarships and Financial Aid:
Southwest manages the Federal Pell Grant and the Tennessee Student Assistant Award (TSAC). You must complete the on-line Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for either the Pell grant or TSAC.
Tuition and Fees:
Our College offers affordable tuition starting at $177 per credit hour.
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Information for Transfer In Students

Adult Degree Completion Programs:
General Education Core A.A., General Education Core A.S.
Credit for Prior Learning:
Portfolio Assessments, Institutional Challenge Exams, ACE-Military, ACE-Workplace, DANTES/DSST Exams, CLEP.
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Additional Information

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Transfer Application Requirements

Official Transcripts:
Applicants are required to submit an official copy of their high school, General Educational Development (GED), or High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) transcript, and all previously attended college transcripts.
SAT/ACT Scores:
Submit your official test scores from ACT or SAT within the last five years or transferrable college credit(s) earned at another institution via an official transcript(s). Alternatively, the ACT Residual or ACCUPLACER® can be scheduled.
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Southwest Tennessee Community College

737 Union Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Main Phone:
(901) 333-5000
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Transfer Admission Contact:
(901) 333-5924
Transfer Services Contact:
Advising and Counseling
(901) 333-5711
Veterans Services Contact:
Tonya Birdsong
Veterans Affairs Coordinator
(901) 333-4174
Adult Learner Contact:
Shawn Boyd
Associate Director, K-12 and Community Partnerships
(901) 333-4208

Branch Campuses/Additional Locations

Macon Cove Campus
5983 Macon Cove
Memphis, TN 38134
(901) 333-4000
Union Avenue Campus
737 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 333-5000
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Last updated on 8/14/2020 by Southwest Tennessee Community College.