(no rates, less than 6 years of data)
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Persistence
Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2009-10 tracked for six years through 2014-15 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.
COLLEGE PREPARED
73.6%
N=761
Gender
%
FEMALE
72.6
MALE
74.4
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Age
%
UNDER 20
75.2
20-24
64.7
25-39
53.3
40 OR OVER
73.7
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
63.0
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
50.0
*
ASIAN
85.2
FILIPINO
69.8
HISPANIC
76.7
PACIFIC ISLANDER
55.6
*
WHITE
66.0
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UNPREPARED FOR COLLEGE
68.0%
N=2,859
Gender
%
FEMALE
69.0
MALE
66.7
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Age
%
UNDER 20
67.4
20-24
63.8
25-39
77.4
40 OR OVER
73.9
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
64.4
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
80.0
ASIAN
59.0
FILIPINO
73.2
HISPANIC
68.5
PACIFIC ISLANDER
63.2
WHITE
66.0
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OVERALL
69.1%
N=3,620
Gender
%
FEMALE
69.7
MALE
68.5
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Age
%
UNDER 20
69.2
20-24
63.9
25-39
74.2
40 OR OVER
73.9
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
64.2
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
76.5
ASIAN
69.7
FILIPINO
72.2
HISPANIC
70.0
PACIFIC ISLANDER
60.7
WHITE
66.0
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0%: Cohort with no students attaining an outcome
N/A: Cohort has no students
*: Cohort fewer than 10 students
Percentage of Unprepared Students: 79%
COLLEGE PREPARED: Student’s lowest course attempted in Math and/or English was college level
UNPREPARED FOR COLLEGE: Student’s lowest course attempted in Math and/or English was remedial level
OVERALL: Student attempted any level of Math or English in the first three years
COLLEGE PREPARED UNPREPARED FOR COLLEGE OVERALL
Students 761 Students 2,859 Students 3,620
GENDER GENDER GENDER
Female 343 Female 1,534 Female 1,877
Male 418 Male 1,323 Male 1,741
AGE AGE AGE
Less than 20 years old 661 Less than 20 years old 2,219 Less than 20 years old 2,880
20 to 24 years old 51 20 to 24 years old 326 20 to 24 years old 377
25 to 39 years old 30 25 to 39 years old 195 25 to 39 years old 225
40 or more years old 19 40 or more years old 119 40 or more years old 138
ETHNICITY/RACE ETHNICITY/RACE ETHNICITY/RACE
African American 27 African American 163 African American 190
American Indian/Alaska Native * American Indian/Alaska Native * American Indian/Alaska Native 17
Asian 27 Asian 39 Asian 66
Filipino 96 Filipino 257 Filipino 353
Hispanic 468 Hispanic 2,051 Hispanic 2,519
Pacific Islander * Pacific Islander * Pacific Islander 28
White 94 White 206 White 300
*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
Percentage of Unprepared Students: 79%
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Remedial/ESL
Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2014-15 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2009-10 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.
REMEDIAL MATH
32.9%
N=3,588
Gender
%
FEMALE
35.4
MALE
30.2
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Age
%
UNDER 20
34.9
20-24
29.0
25-39
29.7
40 OR OVER
27.3
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
20.2
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
43.8
ASIAN
41.5
FILIPINO
41.6
HISPANIC
33.0
PACIFIC ISLANDER
36.7
WHITE
35.1
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REMEDIAL ENGLISH
50.8%
N=1,495
Gender
%
FEMALE
54.8
MALE
45.9
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Age
%
UNDER 20
51.9
20-24
46.9
25-39
50.7
40 OR OVER
54.3
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
38.6
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
20.0
ASIAN
45.9
FILIPINO
62.5
HISPANIC
52.0
PACIFIC ISLANDER
0.0
*
WHITE
47.5
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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)
23.2%
N=671
Gender
%
FEMALE
26.1
MALE
16.6
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Age
%
UNDER 20
41.5
20-24
22.8
25-39
18.2
40 OR OVER
12.0
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
0.0
*
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
N/A
*
ASIAN
26.7
FILIPINO
18.2
HISPANIC
23.2
PACIFIC ISLANDER
N/A
*
WHITE
28.6
*
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N/A: Cohort has no students
*: Cohort fewer than 10 students
REMEDIAL MATH REMEDIAL ENGLISH ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)
Students 3,588 Students 1,495 Students 671
GENDER GENDER GENDER
Female 1,869 Female 819 Female 472
Male 1,718 Male 675 Male 199
AGE AGE AGE
Less than 20 years old 2,363 Less than 20 years old 838 Less than 20 years old 171
20 to 24 years old 672 20 to 24 years old 322 20 to 24 years old 127
25 to 39 years old 414 25 to 39 years old 219 25 to 39 years old 181
40 or more years old 139 40 or more years old 116 40 or more years old 192
ETHNICITY/RACE ETHNICITY/RACE ETHNICITY/RACE
African American 242 African American 101 African American *
American Indian/Alaska Native 16 American Indian/Alaska Native 10 American Indian/Alaska Native *
Asian 53 Asian 37 Asian 30
Filipino 293 Filipino 96 Filipino 11
Hispanic 2,515 Hispanic 1,139 Hispanic 598
Pacific Islander 30 Pacific Islander * Pacific Islander *
White 271 White 61 White *
*: 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 2009-10 tracked for six years through 2014-15 who achieved at least 30 units.
COLLEGE PREPARED
71.9%
N=761
Gender
%
FEMALE
73.8
MALE
70.3
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Age
%
UNDER 20
75.2
20-24
58.8
25-39
36.7
40 OR OVER
47.4
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
55.6
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
50.0
*
ASIAN
70.4
FILIPINO
70.8
HISPANIC
74.4
PACIFIC ISLANDER
55.6
*
WHITE
66.0
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UNPREPARED FOR COLLEGE
62.3%
N=2,859
Gender
%
FEMALE
64.7
MALE
59.4
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Age
%
UNDER 20
63.0
20-24
57.1
25-39
62.1
40 OR OVER
63.9
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
53.4
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
80.0
ASIAN
64.1
FILIPINO
65.4
HISPANIC
62.8
PACIFIC ISLANDER
68.4
WHITE
60.7
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OVERALL
64.3%
N=3,620
Gender
%
FEMALE
66.4
MALE
62.0
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Age
%
UNDER 20
65.8
20-24
57.3
25-39
58.7
40 OR OVER
61.6
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
53.7
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
76.5
ASIAN
66.7
FILIPINO
66.9
HISPANIC
65.0
PACIFIC ISLANDER
64.3
WHITE
62.3
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0%: Cohort with no students attaining an outcome
N/A: Cohort has no students
*: Cohort fewer than 10 students
Percentage of Unprepared Students: 79%
COLLEGE PREPARED: Student’s lowest course attempted in Math and/or English was college level
UNPREPARED FOR COLLEGE: Student’s lowest course attempted in Math and/or English was remedial level
OVERALL: Student attempted any level of Math or English in the first three years
COLLEGE PREPARED UNPREPARED FOR COLLEGE OVERALL
Students 761 Students 2,859 Students 3,620
GENDER GENDER GENDER
Female 343 Female 1,534 Female 1,877
Male 418 Male 1,323 Male 1,741
AGE AGE AGE
Less than 20 years old 661 Less than 20 years old 2,219 Less than 20 years old 2,880
20 to 24 years old 51 20 to 24 years old 326 20 to 24 years old 377
25 to 39 years old 30 25 to 39 years old 195 25 to 39 years old 225
40 or more years old 19 40 or more years old 119 40 or more years old 138
ETHNICITY/RACE ETHNICITY/RACE ETHNICITY/RACE
African American 27 African American 163 African American 190
American Indian/Alaska Native * American Indian/Alaska Native * American Indian/Alaska Native 17
Asian 27 Asian 39 Asian 66
Filipino 96 Filipino 257 Filipino 353
Hispanic 468 Hispanic 2,051 Hispanic 2,519
Pacific Islander * Pacific Islander * Pacific Islander 28
White 94 White 206 White 300
*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
Percentage of Unprepared Students: 79%
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Completion
Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2009-10 tracked for six years through 2014-15 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.
COLLEGE PREPARED
58.0%
N=761
Gender
%
FEMALE
62.4
MALE
54.3
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Age
%
UNDER 20
60.2
20-24
41.2
25-39
43.3
40 OR OVER
47.4
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
55.6
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
50.0
*
ASIAN
70.4
FILIPINO
69.8
HISPANIC
57.1
PACIFIC ISLANDER
11.1
*
WHITE
51.1
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UNPREPARED FOR COLLEGE
35.1%
N=2,859
Gender
%
FEMALE
38.3
MALE
31.4
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Age
%
UNDER 20
35.7
20-24
31.3
25-39
36.9
40 OR OVER
30.3
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
39.3
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
40.0
ASIAN
43.6
FILIPINO
41.6
HISPANIC
33.3
PACIFIC ISLANDER
63.2
WHITE
36.9
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OVERALL
39.9%
N=3,620
Gender
%
FEMALE
42.7
MALE
36.9
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Age
%
UNDER 20
41.4
20-24
32.6
25-39
37.8
40 OR OVER
32.6
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
41.6
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
41.2
ASIAN
54.5
FILIPINO
49.3
HISPANIC
37.7
PACIFIC ISLANDER
46.4
WHITE
41.3
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0%: Cohort with no students attaining an outcome
N/A: Cohort has no students
*: Cohort fewer than 10 students
Percentage of Unprepared Students: 79%
COLLEGE PREPARED: Student’s lowest course attempted in Math and/or English was college level
UNPREPARED FOR COLLEGE: Student’s lowest course attempted in Math and/or English was remedial level
OVERALL: Student attempted any level of Math or English in the first three years
COLLEGE PREPARED UNPREPARED FOR COLLEGE OVERALL
Students 761 Students 2,859 Students 3,620
GENDER GENDER GENDER
Female 343 Female 1,534 Female 1,877
Male 418 Male 1,323 Male 1,741
AGE AGE AGE
Less than 20 years old 661 Less than 20 years old 2,219 Less than 20 years old 2,880
20 to 24 years old 51 20 to 24 years old 326 20 to 24 years old 377
25 to 39 years old 30 25 to 39 years old 195 25 to 39 years old 225
40 or more years old 19 40 or more years old 119 40 or more years old 138
ETHNICITY/RACE ETHNICITY/RACE ETHNICITY/RACE
African American 27 African American 163 African American 190
American Indian/Alaska Native * American Indian/Alaska Native * American Indian/Alaska Native 17
Asian 27 Asian 39 Asian 66
Filipino 96 Filipino 257 Filipino 353
Hispanic 468 Hispanic 2,051 Hispanic 2,519
Pacific Islander * Pacific Islander * Pacific Islander 28
White 94 White 206 White 300
*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
Percentage of Unprepared Students: 79%
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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 2009-10 tracked for six years through 2014-15 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.
OVERALL
53.8%
N=1,546
Gender
%
FEMALE
55.8
MALE
52.2
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Age
%
UNDER 20
64.6
20-24
57.5
25-39
48.0
40 OR OVER
35.8
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
54.9
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
71.4
*
ASIAN
67.3
FILIPINO
49.1
HISPANIC
54.9
PACIFIC ISLANDER
42.9
WHITE
51.8
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0%: Cohort with no students attaining an outcome
N/A: Cohort has no students
*: Cohort fewer than 10 students
OVERALL
Students 1,546
GENDER
Female 733
Male 811
AGE
Less than 20 years old 489
20 to 24 years old 402
25 to 39 years old 415
40 or more years old 240
ETHNICITY/RACE
African American 71
American Indian/Alaska Native *
Asian 52
Filipino 173
Hispanic 856
Pacific Islander 14
White 278
*: 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 2014-15, who started first time in 2009-10 in a Career Development and College Preparation course and completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.
OVERALL
16.4%
N=177
Gender
%
FEMALE
18.0
MALE
13.6
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Age
%
UNDER 20
44.0
20-24
36.0
25-39
9.3
40 OR OVER
5.5
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
0.0
*
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
0.0
*
ASIAN
13.3
FILIPINO
N/A
*
HISPANIC
21.8
PACIFIC ISLANDER
0.0
*
WHITE
17.1
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0%: Cohort with no students attaining an outcome
N/A: Cohort has no students
*: Cohort fewer than 10 students
OVERALL
Students 177
GENDER
Female 111
Male 66
AGE
Less than 20 years old 25
20 to 24 years old 25
25 to 39 years old 54
40 or more years old 73
ETHNICITY/RACE
African American *
American Indian/Alaska Native *
Asian 15
Filipino *
Hispanic 55
Pacific Islander *
White 70
*: 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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College Profile
The student population and course sections offered described in the tables are based on the 2014-15 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2009-10.
STUDENT INFORMATION
Students 26,691
GENDER ETHNICITY/RACE
Female 54.2% African American 5.9%
Male 45.2% American Indian/Alaska Native 1.7%
Unknown 0.6% Asian 2.5%
AGE Filipino 9.7%
Less than 20 years old 26.9% Hispanic 48.6%
20 to 24 years old 36.1% Pacific Islander 1.2%
25 to 39 years old 24.8% White 28.3%
40 or more years old 12.2% Two or more Races 0.0%
Unknown 0.0% Unknown 2.2%
OTHER INFORMATION
Full Time Equivalent Students 15,409.9
Credit Sections 5,378
Non-Credit Sections 236
Median Credit Section Size 24
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 44.0%
Percentage of First-Generation Students **
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 509:1
* Insufficient data
** No data

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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District: Southwestern

Students: 26,691

County: San Diego

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Skills Builder
The median percentage change in wages for students who completed higher level CTE coursework in 2012-2013 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.
Median Earnings Change
+9.4%
N=790
Disciplines with the highest enrollment
Median % Change
Total N
Infants and Toddlers
Emergency Medical Services
Office Technology/Office Computer Applications
Administration of Justice
Business and Commerce, General
Information Technology, General
Medical Office Technology
Accounting
Certified Nurse Assistant
Banking and Finance
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11.7%
138
43.3%
81
6.7%
63
12.3%
52
2.0%
46
3.8%
46
3.7%
46
21.5%
37
21.2%
29
24.7%
27
*: Cohort fewer than 10 students
Median Earnings Change
+9.4%
N=790
Gender
Median % Change
Total N
FEMALE
MALE
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8.7%
442
12.2%
344
Age
Median % Change
Total N
Under 20
20-24
25-39
40 OR OVER
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263.2%
38
43.4%
245
7.4%
340
2.0%
167
Ethnicity/Race
Median % Change
Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE
ASIAN
FILIPINO
HISPANIC
PACIFIC ISLANDER
WHITE
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8.4%
41
-3.1%
*
37.0%
22
9.6%
83
14.2%
376
1.4%
*
5.3%
246
N/A: Cohort has no students
*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.