Sowela Technical Community College (STCC)

Lake Charles, LA

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Sowela Technical Community College Student Essentials

Sowela Technical Community College Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Parking Permit Required: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $2,871
Out-of-State Tuition: $5,604
Retention Rate: 43%
Enrollment: 1,816

About STCC

Looking for a technical institution to advance your career skills? Sowela Technical Community College serves the Lake Charles community, less than three hours west of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Students at Sowela are instructed by professionals in their field to provide a solid education in the Lake Charles area.

Sowela offers stellar technical education programs, with career-specific certificate programs in a wide variety of fields, including Aviation Maintenance, Automotive Repair, Graphic Design, and Nursing. Students participate in courses designed to provide hands-on education, and are encouraged to use the numerous student services for educational and professional development.

Sowela offers several student support services to help students prepare for graduation. The Workforce Development Unit at Sowela provides technical training opportunities for students. Programs are designed to reflect the needs of local businesses, ensuring students are learning valuable and relevant skills.

Other student support services include tutoring programs, distance learning opportunities, and financial aid advising. Students are encouraged to take advantage of academic advising and career services to prepare for graduation.

Sowela supports the professional growth of every student by providing stellar academic instruction, and hands-on training essential to the local economy.

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STCC Map & Location

Sowela Technical Community College
3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue
Lake Charles, LA 70615

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Getting Around STCC


Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.


STCC Students

Total Students 1,816

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 1%
  • African American: 32%
  • Caucasian: 64%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 1%
Latino 1%
African American 32%
Caucasian 64%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 1%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 96%
Part-Time 4%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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