2017 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.

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

The student population and course sections offered described in the tables are based on the 2015-16 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2010-11.

Total Students
26,562

Gender Rate
Female 54.1%
Male 45.0%
Unknown 0.9%
Age Rate
Less than 20 years old 26.8%
20 to 24 years old 36.0%
25 to 39 years old 25.5%
40 or more years old 11.7%
Unknown 0.0%
Ethnicity/Race Rate
African American 5.5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.6%
Asian 10.3%
Filipino 2.8%
Hispanic 65.4%
Pacific Islander 0.5%
White 12.6%
Two or more Races 0.6%
Unknown 1.7%
Institutional Information Rate
Full Time Equivalent Students 13,767.4
Credit Sections 5,391
Non-Credit Sections 236
Median Credit Section Size 23
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 45.1%
Percentage of First-Generation Students 42.6%
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 520:1
* Insufficient Data ** No Data

Profile - Historical Trend


Year2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-16
Students**25,80927,71726,69126,562
Gender
Female**54.1%53.8%54.2%54.1%
Male**45.5%45.9%45.2%45.0%
Unknown**0.4%0.4%0.6%0.9%
Age
Less than 20 years old**26.3%26.9%26.9%26.8%
20 to 24 years old**35.1%36.1%36.1%36.0%
25 to 39 years old**24.4%24.7%24.8%25.5%
40 or more years old**14.2%12.3%12.2%11.7%
Unknown**0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Ethnicity/Race
African American**5.9%6.3%5.9%5.5%
American Indian/Alaska Native**1.3%1.6%1.7%0.6%
Asian**2.6%2.6%2.5%10.3%
Filipino**10.0%9.8%9.7%2.8%
Hispanic**51.2%49.7%48.6%65.4%
Pacific Islander**1.1%1.2%1.2%0.5%
White**25.0%26.9%28.3%12.6%
Two or more Races**0.0%0.0%0.0%0.6%
Unknown**3.0%1.9%2.2%1.7%
Institutional Information
Full Time Equivalent Students**14,745.014,979.015,409.913,767.4
Credit Sections**4,5565,2225,3785,391
Non-Credit Sections**195126236236
Median Credit Section Size**25252423
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty**51.5%46.2%44.0%45.1%
Percentage of First-Generation Students********42.6%
Student Counseling Ratio**1,125:1595:1508:1520:1
 
* Insufficient data
** No data

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Remedial / ESL

Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2010-11 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2015-16 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.

Remedial Math

34.7% N=2,944
Gender Rate N
Female 36.3 1,521
Male 32.9 1,404
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 39.1 1,688
20-24 26.7 667
25-39 33.7 407
40 OR OVER 25.3 182
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 23.2 194
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 26.9 26
ASIAN 45.0 40
FILIPINO 43.6 236
HISPANIC 34.3 1,906
PACIFIC ISLANDER 33.3 36
WHITE 37.3 440

Remedial English

47.1%
N=1,366
Gender Rate N
Female 50.2 691
Male 43.7 663
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 50.5 713
20-24 40.0 320
25-39 46.2 208
40 OR OVER 48.0 125
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 42.6 94
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 45.5 11
ASIAN 47.6 21
FILIPINO 51.6 91
HISPANIC 47.2 974
PACIFIC ISLANDER 35.7 14
WHITE 49.6 133

Remedial English As Second Language (ESL)

21.9%
N=398
Gender Rate N
Female 23.0 269
Male 19.8 126
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 41.2 68
20-24 21.2 66
25-39 17.8 118
40 OR OVER 16.4 146
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 25.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 20.0 *
ASIAN 32.3 31
FILIPINO 12.5 *
HISPANIC 20.1 279
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 30.2 53

*: 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 2014-15 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
  5.3% N=2,469 13.7% N=2,469
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 4.5 1,278 12.4 1,278
Male 6.4 1,154 15.2 1,154
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 5.9 2,048 15.0 2,048
20-24 3.4 263 9.5 263
25-39 1.7 121 5.8 121
40 OR OVER 0.0 37 0.0 37
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 1.9 103 9.7 103
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 54 1.9 54
ASIAN 12.8 39 25.6 39
FILIPINO 11.8 221 25.8 221
HISPANIC 3.4 1,342 10.6 1,342
PACIFIC ISLANDER 3.8 26 15.4 26
WHITE 7.6 654 16.5 654

Transfer Level Achievement English

  1-Year 2-Year
  68.0% N=2,469 78.1% N=2,469
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 70.5 1,278 80.8 1,278
Male 64.9 1,154 74.6 1,154
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 70.7 2,048 80.5 2,048
20-24 54.0 263 64.6 263
25-39 63.6 121 76.9 121
40 OR OVER 29.7 37 45.9 37
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 65.0 103 73.8 103
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 54 63.0 54
ASIAN 74.4 39 84.6 39
FILIPINO 79.2 221 87.8 221
HISPANIC 68.7 1,342 78.2 1,342
PACIFIC ISLANDER 61.5 26 73.1 26
WHITE 64.4 654 76.1 654

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Persistence

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.

Persistence College Prepared

72.6% N=661
Gender Rate N
Female 68.9 305
Male 76.1 351
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 72.9 568
20-24 69.0 58
25-39 65.2 23
40 OR OVER 91.7 12
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 59.3 27
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 87.5 *
ASIAN 73.9 23
FILIPINO 80.0 85
HISPANIC 73.2 343
PACIFIC ISLANDER 57.1 *
WHITE 70.1 157

Persistence Unprepared For College

71.4%
N=2,366
Gender Rate N
Female 70.7 1,227
Male 72.4 1,113
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 72.1 1,788
20-24 68.3 278
25-39 66.7 201
40 OR OVER 77.8 99
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 55.0 129
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 76.5 *
ASIAN 78.6 42
FILIPINO 69.8 199
HISPANIC 73.2 1,540
PACIFIC ISLANDER 75.8 *
WHITE 70.2 369

Persistence Overall

71.7%
N=3,027
Gender Rate N
Female 70.3 1,532
Male 73.3 1,464
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 72.3 2,356
20-24 68.5 336
25-39 66.5 224
40 OR OVER 79.3 111
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 55.8 156
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 80.0 25
ASIAN 76.9 65
FILIPINO 72.9 284
HISPANIC 73.2 1,883
PACIFIC ISLANDER 72.5 40
WHITE 70.2 526

*: 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 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who achieved at least 30 units.

30 Units College Prepared

71.0% N=661
Gender Rate N
Female 70.5 305
Male 71.2 351
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 74.5 568
20-24 51.7 58
25-39 39.1 23
40 OR OVER 58.3 12
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 40.7 27
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 37.5 *
ASIAN 60.9 23
FILIPINO 71.8 85
HISPANIC 74.3 343
PACIFIC ISLANDER 42.9 *
WHITE 72.6 157

30 Units Unprepared For College

63.5%
N=2,366
Gender Rate N
Female 66.0 1,227
Male 60.4 1,113
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 64.9 1,788
20-24 58.3 278
25-39 56.7 201
40 OR OVER 67.7 99
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 53.5 129
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 52.9 *
ASIAN 78.6 42
FILIPINO 68.8 199
HISPANIC 63.2 1,540
PACIFIC ISLANDER 60.6 *
WHITE 64.5 369

30 Units Overall

65.1%
N=3,027
Gender Rate N
Female 66.9 1,532
Male 63.0 1,464
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 67.2 2,356
20-24 57.1 336
25-39 54.9 224
40 OR OVER 66.7 111
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 51.3 156
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 48.0 25
ASIAN 72.3 65
FILIPINO 69.7 284
HISPANIC 65.3 1,883
PACIFIC ISLANDER 57.5 40
WHITE 66.9 526

*: 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 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Degree Transfer College Prepared

62.5% N=661
Gender Rate N
Female 63.9 305
Male 61.0 351
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 64.8 568
20-24 53.4 58
25-39 30.4 23
40 OR OVER 58.3 12
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 55.6 27
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 12.5 *
ASIAN 82.6 23
FILIPINO 75.3 85
HISPANIC 58.3 343
PACIFIC ISLANDER 28.6 *
WHITE 65.6 157

Persistence Unprepared For College

37.0%
N=2,366
Gender Rate N
Female 39.6 1,227
Male 34.5 1,113
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 38.4 1,788
20-24 30.2 278
25-39 38.3 201
40 OR OVER 29.3 99
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 39.5 129
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 29.4 *
ASIAN 42.9 42
FILIPINO 45.7 199
HISPANIC 35.7 1,540
PACIFIC ISLANDER 42.4 *
WHITE 37.1 369

Persistence Overall

42.6%
N=3,027
Gender Rate N
Female 44.5 1,532
Male 40.8 1,464
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 44.7 2,356
20-24 34.2 336
25-39 37.5 224
40 OR OVER 32.4 111
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 42.3 156
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 24.0 25
ASIAN 56.9 65
FILIPINO 54.6 284
HISPANIC 39.8 1,883
PACIFIC ISLANDER 40.0 40
WHITE 45.6 526

*: 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 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Technical Education College Overall

52.4% N=1,310
Gender Rate N
Female 53.2 654
Male 51.9 651
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 67.5 378
20-24 54.6 392
25-39 44.1 349
40 OR OVER 33.5 191
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 51.3 76
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 66.7 *
ASIAN 62.8 43
FILIPINO 52.7 129
HISPANIC 53.3 677
PACIFIC ISLANDER 44.4 *
WHITE 50.2 309

*: 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 2015-16, who started first time in 2010-11 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

12.4% N=249
Gender Rate N
Female 11.4 166
Male 14.5 83
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 30.8 39
20-24 31.0 29
25-39 8.8 68
40 OR OVER 3.5 113
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 28.6 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 30.4 23
FILIPINO N/A N/A
HISPANIC 14.4 111
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 7.4 68

*: 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 2013-2014 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

+29.7% N=805
Disciplines with the highest enrollment Median percentage change Total N
Infants and Toddlers 22.4% 132
Emergency Medical Services 81.1% 79
Business and Commerce, General 24.4% 79
Administration of Justice 18.6% 59
Medical Office Technology 18.9% 49
Information Technology, General 40.5% 46
Accounting 40.2% 41
Office Technology/Office Computer Applications 36.7% 37
Television (including combined TV/Film/Video) 81.0% 32
Banking and Finance 49.5% 29

*: Cohort fewer than 10 students

Skills Builder - Demographics

Gender Median Percentage Change Total N
Female 27.2% 414
Male 32.8% 389
Age Median Percentage Change Total N
UNDER 20 124.1% 49
20-24 72.9% 239
25-39 21.3% 343
40 OR OVER 7.7% 174
Ethnicity/Race Median Percentage Change Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 25.2% 47
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 39.2% 19
ASIAN 36.1% 17
FILIPINO 29.7% 78
HISPANIC 39.3% 387
PACIFIC ISLANDER 9.3% 16
WHITE 15.0% 235

*: 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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