Southwestern Community College (SWCC)

Main Campus

1501 West Townline Street, Creston, IA 50801

Other Locations

Centers in Osceola and Red Oak, as well as online education 

Average Yearly Enrollment


Average Fall Semester Enrollment

Approximately 1,500


Located in a rural, mid-sized community in southwest Iowa

Office Hours

  • Academic year: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Summer: Mon.-Thurs., 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fri., 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Smoke/Tobacco-Free Campus

Southwestern Community College became a smoke/tobacco-free campus on July 1, 2008, in accordance with House File 2212, which was enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Iowa.  Smoking and the use of tobacco is prohibited on any college owned property.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Southwestern Community College prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, creed, religion, veteran status, associational preference, and actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by federal and state civil rights regulations. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact the Equity/Title IX Coordinator, Southwestern Community College, 1501 W. Townline St., Creston, IA 50801, phone 641.782.1456, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-4544, phone 312.730.1560, fax 312.730.1576, TDD 800.877.8339, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Purpose Statement

Southwestern Community College exists in order that community members have opportunities to gain skills and knowledge sufficient for successful employment, higher education achievement, and lifelong learning.

Vision Statement

Southwestern Community College will be the center of educational excellence for the advancement of our students and communities.

Core Values

  • Providing an innovative learning community conducive to the lifelong learning of constituents.
  • Partnering with members of the Area XIV community, Community Colleges of Iowa and others.
  • Offering high quality, student-centered, accessible, and affordable education.
  • Meeting the diverse needs of students.
  • Promoting educational opportunities for diverse populations.
  • Strengthening communities through economic development.
  • Maintaining quality facilities, equipment, and instructional technology.
  • Recognizing our people as our greatest asset.