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

  • Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri., 7:30 a.m.-3:30 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

It is the policy of Southwestern Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact: Equity/Title IX Coordinator, Southwestern Community College (Administration Center), 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, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204; phone, 312.730.1560; fax, 312.730.1576; TDD, 800.877.8339; or email,

En Español

Declaración de no discriminación

Es la política de Southwestern Community College no discriminar en sus programas, actividades o empleo, proporcionar igualdad de oportunidades educativas y laborales y no discriminar ilegalmente por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, discapacidad, edad, orientación sexual, identidad de género, credo, religión y el estado de la familia actual o potencial, parental, o civil. Si tiene preguntas o quejas relacionadas con el cumplimiento de esta política, comuníquese con: Coordinador de Equidad/Título IX, Southwestern Community College (Centro de Administración)
1501 W. Townline St., Creston, IA 50801, Teléfono 641.782.1456, o correo electrónico This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. El Director de la Oficina de Derechos Civiles, Departamento de Educación de EE. UU., Edificio Federal John C. Kluczynski 230 Dearborn Street, piso 37 , Chicago, IL 60604-7204
Teléfono 312.730.1560, fax 312.730.1576 o correo electrónico 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.