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 

Student Population

Approximately 1,700


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

Office Hours

Winter-8 a.m.-5 p.m., Summer-7:30 a.m.-4:30 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 in employment, 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 and personnel policies and practices. Southwestern also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to its facilities. References: Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C §§ 1681 –1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

Inquiries regarding compliance with the nondiscrimination policy and the appropriate grievance procedure may be directed to: Jolene Griffith, Educational Equity and Title IX Coordinator, Southwestern Community College, 1501 W. Townline St., Creston, IA 50801, 641.782.1456 or 800.247.4023, ext. 456, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or the Office for Civil Rights (Midwestern Division), U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-4544, phone number 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 under-represented populations.
  • Strengthening communities through economic development.
  • Maintaining quality facilities, equipment, and instructional technology.
  • Recognizing our people as our greatest asset.