Southwestern Michigan College, Dowagiac (SWMich)

Dowagiac, MI

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Southwestern Michigan College, Dowagiac

Southwestern Michigan College, Dowagiac

Southwestern Michigan College, Dowagiac Student Essentials

Southwestern Michigan College, Dowagiac Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Nickname: SMC
Website: www.swmich.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Parking Permit Required: No
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $6,105
Out-of-State Tuition: $6,525
Retention Rate: 52%
Enrollment: 4,073
Year Established: 1964

About SWMich

Southwestern Michigan College is a hidden gem in Michigan's great southwest. It includes all the features of a university--great academics; a beautiful, sprawling campus; vibrant student life--on a smaller scale and at a more affordable cost. SMC is a great, cost-saving stepping stone to university life.

Students can complete the first two years of nearly any bachelor's degree and then transfer to almost any school in the nation--all while saving 50% or more on college costs and taking advantage of the personalized services only a small school can provide.

SMC's main campus is in Dowagiac, Michigan. Its 240 beautifully landscaped acres feature 13 modern buildings, three residence halls, and the Student Activity Center which includes a fitness center, rock climbing room, gym, racquetball courts, endless pools, student theatre, cafe, and gaming room. Six miles of wooded trails are perfect for hiking, running, mountian bikng and cross country skiing.

A second campus in Niles, MIchigan has recently been renovated with new technology and a modern look.

The 2,500-3,000 students who study at SMC each year contribute to a vibrant student community. Many are active in student clubs, intramural sports, band, choir and theatre, and the many activities offered by the school, including field trips, movie nights, cookouts, dances and more.

SMC also offers many services to help students excel, including free tutoring and writing assistance, career and academic advising, a full-service library and more.

SWMich Location

Southwestern Michigan College, Dowagiac
58900 Cherry Grove Rd
Dowagiac, MI 49047


Getting Around SWMich

Walkability

Poor walkability. We recommend using a car for this area.

2/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Dowagiac, MI

Winter
Dec
35
21
Jan
31
16
Feb
34
18
Spring
Mar
44
26
Apr
57
36
May
68
46
Summer
Jun
78
56
Jul
82
60
Aug
80
58
Fall
Sep
73
50
Oct
60
39
Nov
47
31

SWMich Students

Total Students 4,073

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 10%
  • Caucasian: 78%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 8%
Latino 3%
African American 10%
Caucasian 78%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 8%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 32%
Part-Time 68%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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