Southwest Tennessee Community College

Memphis, TN 38103
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Southwest Tennessee Community College (STCC) is located in Memphis, Tennessee. It is a member of the State University and Community College System of Tennessee under the direction of the Tennessee Board of Regents. This community college was established in the year 2000 and is the result of a merger between Shelby State Community College and the State Technical Institute at Memphis. There are many associate’s degree programs at the school and it also offers an array of technical certification courses.

The STCC nursing program allows students to sign up for two different tracks. There is a traditional associate’s degree in nursing path and an LPN mobility track that allows LPNs to pursue earning associate’s degrees as they strive to earn RN status. The curriculum of the nursing program teaches students all of the practical skills and knowledge that is necessary to function as nurses. Students who graduate from this nursing program will be prepared to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. This nursing program is approved by the Tennessee State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students9,099
Student to Faculty Ratio22:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level2-year
TypePublic
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate54%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 10 79
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 83.6%

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/2000 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
ACEN
01/01/1986 - Current

Admission

100%

Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $10
Graduates --

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$160/credit
In State Students$160/credit
Out of State Students$659/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 $7,200 $7,200 $29,655
ADN 70 $11,200 $11,200 $46,130
BSN 125 $20,000 $20,000 $82,375
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, 92% of Southwest Tennessee 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 70% $4,499
Other Federal Grant 12% $648
State Grant & Scholarships 68% $2,532
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 5% $4,724
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans -- --

$4,964

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$4,681
$30,001 to $48,000$5,080
$48,001 to $75,000$6,417
$75,001 to $110,000$8,299
Over $110,000$6,686

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Student Population

9,099

Undergrads

0

Graduates

5,567

Women

3,532

Men

55%

Full-time

45%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
62%
White
26%
Hispanic
5%
Two or more races
2%
Asian
2%
Non-resident alien
1%
Race/ethnicity unknown
0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Tennessee state board of nursing.

Southwest Tennessee Community College
737 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
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