2018 Student Success Scorecard

Southwestern College

Established in 1961, Southwestern College is the only public institution of higher education serving the southern portion of San Diego County. Located in the urban corridor between the City of San Diego and the international border with Mexico, Southwestern College serves approximately 20,000 students each semester. Offering more than 320 degrees and certificates, the college has also partnered with Point Loma Nazarene University to offer 4-year degrees on its Chula Vista campus. Specialty programs in allied health, international trade, child development and public safety are offered at its three Higher Education Centers, and a full aquatic program at the Crown Cove Aquatic Center.

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Remedial / ESL
Transfer Level Achievement
Persistence
30 Units
Degree Transfer
Career Technical Education
Career Development/College Preparation
SkillsBuilder
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College Profile

The student population and course sections offered described in the tables are based on the 2016-17 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2011-12.

Total Students
26,775

Gender Rate
Female 54.4%
Male 44.6%
Unknown 0.9%
Age Rate
Less than 20 years old 28.1%
20 to 24 years old 34.6%
25 to 39 years old 24.9%
40 or more years old 12.4%
Unknown 0.0%
Ethnicity/Race Rate
African American 4.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 5.1%
Filipino 5.7%
Hispanic 66.4%
Pacific Islander 0.4%
White 10.5%
Two or more Races 2.7%
Unknown 4.2%
Institutional Information Rate
Full Time Equivalent Students 15,877.1
Credit Sections 5,248
Non-Credit Sections 246
Median Credit Section Size 23
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 47.7%
Percentage of First-Generation Students 43.1%*
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 543:1
* Insufficient Data ** No Data

Profile - Historical Trend


Year2012-132013-142014-152015-162016-17
Students25,80927,71726,69126,56226,775
Gender
Female54.1%53.8%54.2%54.1%54.4%
Male45.5%45.9%45.2%45.0%44.6%
Unknown0.4%0.4%0.6%0.9%0.9%
Age
Less than 20 years old26.3%26.9%26.9%26.8%28.1%
20 to 24 years old35.1%36.1%36.1%36.0%34.6%
25 to 39 years old24.4%24.7%24.8%25.5%24.9%
40 or more years old14.2%12.3%12.2%11.7%12.4%
Unknown0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Ethnicity/Race
African American5.9%6.3%5.9%5.5%4.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native1.3%1.6%1.7%0.6%0.3%
Asian2.6%2.6%2.5%10.3%5.1%
Filipino10.0%9.8%9.7%2.8%5.7%
Hispanic51.2%49.7%48.6%65.4%66.4%
Pacific Islander1.1%1.2%1.2%0.5%0.4%
White25.0%26.9%28.3%12.6%10.5%
Two or more Races0.0%0.0%0.0%0.6%2.7%
Unknown3.0%1.9%2.2%1.7%4.2%
Institutional Information
Full Time Equivalent Students14,745.014,979.015,409.913,767.415,877.1
Credit Sections4,5565,2225,3785,3915,248
Non-Credit Sections195126236236246
Median Credit Section Size2525242323
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty51.5%46.2%44.0%45.1%47.7%
Percentage of First-Generation Students******42.6%*43.1%*
Student Counseling Ratio1,125:1595:1508:1520:1543:1
 
* Insufficient data
** No data

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Remedial / ESL

Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2011-12 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2016-17 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.

Remedial Math

33.7% N=3,485
Gender Rate N
Female 36.2 1,761
Male 31.1 1,703
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 37.2 1,910
20-24 29.7 880
25-39 31.6 494
40 OR OVER 24.4 201
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 23.4 209
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 31.0 42
ASIAN 40.7 54
FILIPINO 43.9 244
HISPANIC 32.6 2,141
PACIFIC ISLANDER 27.5 51
WHITE 36.4 714

Remedial English

50.3%
N=1,497
Gender Rate N
Female 56.0 723
Male 44.9 766
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 53.1 759
20-24 39.8 377
25-39 56.2 233
40 OR OVER 53.9 128
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 48.2 85
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 39.3 28
ASIAN 46.4 28
FILIPINO 64.9 114
HISPANIC 49.9 989
PACIFIC ISLANDER 38.9 18
WHITE 47.4 228

Remedial English As Second Language (ESL)

30.0%
N=423
Gender Rate N
Female 30.7 290
Male 29.0 131
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 54.6 97
20-24 33.3 87
25-39 20.0 125
40 OR OVER 17.5 114
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 33.3 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 41.7 12
ASIAN 23.1 13
FILIPINO 33.3 *
HISPANIC 31.9 276
PACIFIC ISLANDER 50.0 *
WHITE 25.5 110

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Transfer Level Achievement

The percent of first-time students in 2015-16 who complete 6 units and attempt any Math or English in their first year who complete a transfer-level course in Math or English in their first or second year.

Transfer Level Achievement Math

  1-Year 2-Year
  5.5% N=2,481 13.6% N=2,481
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 4.1 1,214 11.4 1,214
Male 6.8 1,216 15.5 1,216
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 6.3 2,047 15.2 2,047
20-24 1.5 274 5.5 274
25-39 3.9 128 7.0 128
40 OR OVER 0.0 32 6.3 32
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 5.9 118 12.7 118
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 13 0.0 13
ASIAN 12.7 245 28.2 245
FILIPINO 4.5 44 11.4 44
HISPANIC 4.7 1,820 11.8 1,820
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 13 0.0 13
WHITE 5.1 198 15.2 198

Transfer Level Achievement English

  1-Year 2-Year
  70.7% N=2,481 78.7% N=2,481
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 73.7 1,214 81.6 1,214
Male 67.9 1,216 76.0 1,216
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 73.5 2,047 80.9 2,047
20-24 58.4 274 70.1 274
25-39 57.0 128 66.4 128
40 OR OVER 56.3 32 62.5 32
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 70.3 118 78.8 118
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 61.5 13 61.5 13
ASIAN 78.4 245 84.1 245
FILIPINO 72.7 44 77.3 44
HISPANIC 69.6 1,820 78.0 1,820
PACIFIC ISLANDER 76.9 13 76.9 13
WHITE 72.2 198 80.8 198

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Persistence

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2011-12 tracked for six years through 2016-17 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.

Persistence College Prepared

75.2% N=802
Gender Rate N
Female 74.2 360
Male 76.0 438
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 76.5 710
20-24 68.1 47
25-39 63.9 36
40 OR OVER 55.6 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 70.3 37
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 71.4 *
ASIAN 63.3 30
FILIPINO 85.4 103
HISPANIC 74.9 387
PACIFIC ISLANDER 50.0 16
WHITE 75.1 221

Persistence Unprepared For College

67.6%
N=2,524
Gender Rate N
Female 67.9 1,299
Male 67.4 1,208
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 69.6 1,892
20-24 57.4 352
25-39 70.1 201
40 OR OVER 58.2 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 68.3 126
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 56.4 *
ASIAN 66.7 33
FILIPINO 69.7 201
HISPANIC 67.9 1,560
PACIFIC ISLANDER 54.8 31
WHITE 67.0 525

Persistence Overall

69.4%
N=3,326
Gender Rate N
Female 69.3 1,659
Male 69.7 1,646
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 71.4 2,602
20-24 58.6 399
25-39 69.2 237
40 OR OVER 58.0 88
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 68.7 163
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 58.7 46
ASIAN 65.1 63
FILIPINO 75.0 304
HISPANIC 69.3 1,947
PACIFIC ISLANDER 53.2 47
WHITE 69.4 746

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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30 Units

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2011-12 tracked for six years through 2016-17 who achieved at least 30 units.

30 Units College Prepared

72.6% N=802
Gender Rate N
Female 72.2 360
Male 72.8 438
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 75.5 710
20-24 59.6 47
25-39 41.7 36
40 OR OVER 33.3 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 59.5 37
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 71.4 *
ASIAN 66.7 30
FILIPINO 86.4 103
HISPANIC 72.1 387
PACIFIC ISLANDER 56.3 16
WHITE 71.5 221

30 Units Unprepared For College

62.0%
N=2,524
Gender Rate N
Female 65.4 1,299
Male 58.4 1,208
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 63.4 1,892
20-24 52.0 352
25-39 64.2 201
40 OR OVER 67.1 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 64.3 126
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 59.0 *
ASIAN 57.6 33
FILIPINO 63.7 201
HISPANIC 62.2 1,560
PACIFIC ISLANDER 51.6 31
WHITE 61.1 525

30 Units Overall

64.6%
N=3,326
Gender Rate N
Female 66.9 1,659
Male 62.3 1,646
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 66.7 2,602
20-24 52.9 399
25-39 60.8 237
40 OR OVER 63.6 88
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 63.2 163
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 60.9 46
ASIAN 61.9 63
FILIPINO 71.4 304
HISPANIC 64.1 1,947
PACIFIC ISLANDER 53.2 47
WHITE 64.2 746

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Degree Transfer - Completion

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2011-12 tracked for six years through 2016-17 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Degree Transfer College Prepared

61.5% N=802
Gender Rate N
Female 67.2 360
Male 56.8 438
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 64.4 710
20-24 44.7 47
25-39 36.1 36
40 OR OVER 22.2 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 54.1 37
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 71.4 *
ASIAN 63.3 30
FILIPINO 84.5 103
HISPANIC 57.9 387
PACIFIC ISLANDER 50.0 16
WHITE 58.8 221

Persistence Unprepared For College

36.0%
N=2,524
Gender Rate N
Female 39.7 1,299
Male 32.0 1,208
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 36.8 1,892
20-24 33.0 352
25-39 38.3 201
40 OR OVER 22.8 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 42.1 126
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 38.5 *
ASIAN 33.3 33
FILIPINO 36.8 201
HISPANIC 33.6 1,560
PACIFIC ISLANDER 29.0 31
WHITE 41.3 525

Persistence Overall

42.1%
N=3,326
Gender Rate N
Female 45.7 1,659
Male 38.6 1,646
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 44.4 2,602
20-24 34.3 399
25-39 38.0 237
40 OR OVER 22.7 88
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 44.8 163
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 43.5 46
ASIAN 47.6 63
FILIPINO 53.0 304
HISPANIC 38.4 1,947
PACIFIC ISLANDER 36.2 47
WHITE 46.5 746

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Career Technical Education

Percentage of students completing more than eight units in courses classified as career technical education (or apprenticeship ) in a single discipline for the first time in 2011-12 tracked for six years through 2016-17 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Technical Education College Overall

58.7% N=1,556
Gender Rate N
Female 58.2 790
Male 59.4 756
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 71.1 405
20-24 59.1 482
25-39 56.4 477
40 OR OVER 37.5 192
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 58.9 107
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 78.6 14
ASIAN 70.2 57
FILIPINO 69.1 136
HISPANIC 56.8 710
PACIFIC ISLANDER 70.0 20
WHITE 56.4 495

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Career Development and College Preparation (Non-credit)

Percentage of students tracked for six years through 2016-17, who started first time in 2011-12 in a Career Development and College Preparation course and completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Development and College Preparation (Non-credit) Overall

22.7% N=185
Gender Rate N
Female 16.8 119
Male 33.3 66
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 58.3 24
20-24 56.5 23
25-39 17.6 51
40 OR OVER 6.9 87
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 20.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 22.9 35
FILIPINO N/A N/A
HISPANIC 26.0 77
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 19.1 47

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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SkillsBuilder

The median percentage change in wages for students who completed higher level CTE coursework in 2014-2015 and left the system without receiving any type of traditional outcome such as transfer to a four year college or completion of a degree or certificate.

Career Builder - Mediam Earnings Change

+33.9% N=814
Disciplines with the highest enrollment Median percentage change Total N
Infants and Toddlers 24.1% 135
Emergency Medical Services 36.8% 95
Business and Commerce, General 15.2% 81
Information Technology, General 76.9% 55
Office Technology/Office Computer Applications 45.7% 54
Administration of Justice 57.5% 52
Accounting 35.1% 46
Fire Technology 27.7% 45
Medical Office Technology 31.3% 41
Biotechnology and Biomedical Technology 34.8% 40

*: Cohort fewer than 10 students

Skills Builder - Demographics

Gender Median Percentage Change Total N
Female 26.6% 387
Male 38.1% 425
Age Median Percentage Change Total N
UNDER 20 184.0% 46
20-24 84.9% 250
25-39 22.0% 375
40 OR OVER 14.8% 143
Ethnicity/Race Median Percentage Change Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 50.4% 48
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 44.8% 13
ASIAN 12.1% 16
FILIPINO 16.9% 75
HISPANIC 35.7% 369
PACIFIC ISLANDER 42.3% 11
WHITE 33.5% 269

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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