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Southwestern College Data & Information Overview

131 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
69% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Southwestern College Ranked?

#864 Best Colleges in Nation
#10 Best Colleges in KS
Criminal Justice Studies Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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Southwestern College was awarded 131 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is criminal justice studies.

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Overall Quality

SC landed the #864 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 47 colleges in Kansas, SC is ranked at #10.

See all of the rankings for Southwestern College.

Is It Hard to Get Into SC?

69% Acceptance Rate
36% Of Accepted Are Women
11% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Southwestern College has an acceptance rate of 69%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for SC.

Average Test Scores

About 11% of students accepted to SC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 540. Math scores were between 440 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Southwestern College  ( 480 to 540 )

SAT Math Scores for Southwestern College  ( 440 to 570 )
SC received ACT scores from 48% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 16 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for Southwestern College  ( 16 to 22 )

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Southwestern College Faculty

10 to 1 Student to Faculty
100% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at SC is an impressive 10 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Southwestern College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southwestern College

49% Freshmen Retention
37% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 49% tells us that most first-year, full-time students don't stick around for a second year at Southwestern College. Students may have a variety of reasons for this, such as only intending to attend a school for one year while they brush up on certain subjects.

Freshmen Retention Rate  49 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from SC have a four-year graduation rate of 37%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  37 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Southwestern College.

Southwestern College Undergraduate Student Diversity

707 Full-Time Undergraduates
32.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
37.5% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,272 undergraduates at SC with 707 being full-time and 565 being part-time.

How Much Does Southwestern College Cost?

$25,123 Net Price
79% Take Out Loans
$27,040 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of SC is $25,123. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for SC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$23,063 $22,417 $24,134 $27,488 $29,732

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of SC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At SC, approximately 79% of students took out student loans averaging $6,760 a year. That adds up to $27,040 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SC is 8.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do SC Graduates Make?

$50,205 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from SC make about $50,205 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for SC students since it is 18% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Southwestern College

Kansas State
707 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Located in Winfield, Kansas, Southwestern College is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding location of Winfield is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Contact details for SC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 College Street, Winfield, KS 67156-2499
Phone: 620-229-6000

Southwestern College Majors

46 Majors With Completions
426 Undergraduate Degrees
56 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 46 majors graduated from Southwestern College. Of these students, 426 received undergraduate degrees and 56 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 112 $57,248
Computer Programming 50 $49,688
Criminal Justice & Corrections 44 $50,283
Other Business, Management & Marketing 22 $56,603
General Psychology 21 NA
Health & Physical Education 21 NA
Health & Medical Administrative Services 18 NA
Information Technology 17 NA
Human Resource Management 15 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 14 $30,802

Learn more about the majors offered at Southwestern College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at SC

52% Take At Least One Class Online
51% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 665 students took at least one online class at Southwestern College. This is a decrease from the 771 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 665 654
2019-2020 771 763
2018-2019 905 870
2017-2018 879 866
2016-2017 620 609

Learn more about online learning at Southwestern College.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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