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College Deliberately: Southwestern Michigan College

Southwestern Michigan College is a small, public, two-year College that emphasizes career, culture and character located in the rural area of Dowagiac, MI. It is known for Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies and Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

Southwestern Michigan College

place 58900 Cherry Grove Rd, Dowagiac, MI 49047-9793
phone Phone: (269) 782-1000
web Web: http://www.swmich.edu/
  • Southwestern Michigan College is also known as:
    Southwestern Michigan College, SMC

Accreditation

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Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
Southwestern Michigan College Higher Learning Commission Accredited 1971-01-01 NA
Southwestern Michigan College Higher Learning Commission Accredited 1976-01-01 2021-08-31
The complete list of accredited programs and locations for Southwestern Michigan College is available for members.
Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
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The mission of Southwestern Michigan College is to serve our community by providing affordable local access to high quality postsecondary career preparation and college education – including the total college life experience.

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Student Centeredness

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Student Services

Students with disabilities:
Less than 3% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
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Southwestern Michigan College is open admissions, meaning that the only requirement for admission is a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

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Tuition for Southwestern Michigan College is in the 16.5 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as inexpensive.
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