Data shows students who go to SWCC and then transfer to Iowa State perform consistently against other transfer students from Iowa community colleges.

Recent statistics show:

Spring 2008 -  During the spring 2008 term, Southwestern transfer students had a cumulative 2.93 grade point average at Iowa State.  Overall, Iowa community college transfer students received a cumulative 2.71 grade point average.  native ISU students (students who have only attended Iowa State) received a 2.96 cumulative grade point average.

Summer 2008 - During the summer 2008 term, Southwestern transfer students had a cumulative 3.13 grade point average at Iowa State.  Overall, Iowa community college transfer students received a cumulative 2.68 grade point average.  Native ISU students (students who have only attended Iowa State) received a 2.87 cumulative grade point average.

SWCC's office of instruction receives regular updates on transfer student performance. from Iowa State University.