Find your better place at SWCC!

Make the most of your college experience. Whether you plan to go to SWCC and transfer to a four-year university or graduate and begin work in your chosen career, find your better place at SWCC!



SWCC has a lot of great things to offer. The class sizes are perfect! You are able to stay engaged and focused, while having a personal connection with your teachers. The campus size is not overwhelming and the community is so supportive of academics and athletics. I am able to stay motivated with awesome encouragement from faculty and staff on campus. I originally went to a four-year college, but I’m really glad I chose Southwestern in the end.


Mount Ayr

Associate of Arts Transfer Program


I chose Southwestern because of the individual attention faculty members provide to students. I was recruited by the coaching staff and love the campus life. It is top-notch, especially our dorms!


Lincoln, NE

Associate of Arts Transfer Program

Quality Education at a Great Price

If a four-year degree is your goal, attending SWCC for your first two years and then transferring could save you thousands of dollars.

Use our Cost Calculator to see how much you would save getting your start at SWCC.

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These statistics are based on 2018-19 in-state tuition and fees only. Four-year college and university tuition and fees are averaged costs of Iowa regents and private institutions


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Lindsay Street

Admissions Office Manager

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Lauren England

Career and Technical Education Recruiter

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Deb Peterson

Admissions Representative

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Zach Woods

Admissions Representative

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Cait Maitlen

Director of Admissions