Southwestern Community College

Sylva, NC 28779
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Southwestern Community College is located in Sylva, North Carolina. This school has been serving the community in some form since 1964 and has gone through several name changes over the years. The school now serves more than 8000 students and it provides them all with associate’s degree, diploma, and programs. As the school is a member of the North Carolina Community College System, students will also be able to enjoy various transfer options to four-year universities.

The Southwestern Community College nursing program gives students the opportunity to earn associate’s degrees. The school also offers some advanced placement opportunities for current LPNs if they are qualified. This program seeks to give nursing students the knowledge they need in order to meet the demands of patients in a number of different medical settings. There is also an RN to BSN program at this school that is made possible due to a partnership with Western Carolina University. This allows nursing students from this school to seamlessly transition into the BSN program at WCU. Students can receive a complete education at this school that will prepare them for the future.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students2,464
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate74%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 0 22
Certificate 0 15
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 6
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 88%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1971 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$76/credit
In State Students$76/credit
Out of State Students$268/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $3,420 $3,420 $12,060
ADN 70 $5,320 $5,320 $18,760
BSN 125 $9,500 $9,500 $33,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 79% of Southwestern Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 63% $4,784
Other Federal Grant 9% $733
State Grant & Scholarships 29% $1,797
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 11% $1,461
Federal Student Loans 7% $5,180
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,336
$30,001 to $48,000$6,877
$48,001 to $75,000$7,538
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000$12,172

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Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and North Carolina state board of nursing.
Southwestern Community College
447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779

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