SOWELA Technical Community College
SOWELA Technical Community College is one of the sixteen public 2-year colleges in Louisiana. The campus is located in an urban area, in Lake Charles.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,347 students attend the school. Every year 38% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
SOWELA Technical Community College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $3,335, and fees were $850. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $6,762 and $850 respectively.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students3,347|
|Student to Faculty Ratio22:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||2||42|
Nursing schools located within 122 miles radius of SOWELA Technical Community College
Lamar State College-Orange
35 miles away
Louisiana State University-Eunice
47 miles away
Lamar State College-Port Arthur
51 miles away
South Louisiana Community College
66 miles away
Central Louisiana Technical Community College
84 miles away
114 miles away
118 miles away
119 miles away
Capital Area Technical College
121 miles away
Baton Rouge Community College
122 miles away
Council on Occupational Education|
11/11/1971 - Current
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
06/20/2014 - Current
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$179/credit|
|In State Students||$179/credit|
|Out of State Students||$321/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
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|
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.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 81% of SOWELA Technical Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||4%||$568|
|State Grant & Scholarships||45%||$2,042|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||7%||$1,845|
|Federal Student Loans||--||--|
$8,913Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$8,165|
|$30,001 to $48,000$8,542|
|$48,001 to $75,000$9,516|
|$75,001 to $110,000$9,338|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Louisiana state board of nursing.