2019 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
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College Profile

The student population and course sections offered described in the tables are based on the 2017-18 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2012-13.

Total Students
27,407

Gender Rate
Female 54.6%
Male 44.3%
Unknown 1.1%
Age Rate
Less than 20 years old 29.6%
20 to 24 years old 33.0%
25 to 39 years old 24.3%
40 or more years old 13.1%
Unknown 0.0%
Ethnicity/Race Rate
African American 4.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 2.4%
Filipino 8.2%
Hispanic 66.4%
Pacific Islander 0.4%
White 12.3%
Two or more Races 3.7%
Unknown 1.4%
Institutional Information Rate
Full Time Equivalent Students 13,317.7
Credit Sections 5,140
Non-Credit Sections 234
Median Credit Section Size 24
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 53.1%
Percentage of First-Generation Students 45.5%*
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 647:1
* Insufficient Data ** No Data

Profile - Historical Trend


Year2013-142014-152015-162016-172017-18
Students27,71726,69126,56226,77527,407
Gender
Female53.8%54.2%54.1%54.4%54.6%
Male45.9%45.2%45.0%44.6%44.3%
Unknown0.4%0.6%0.9%0.9%1.1%
Age
Less than 20 years old26.9%26.9%26.8%28.1%29.6%
20 to 24 years old36.1%36.1%36.0%34.6%33.0%
25 to 39 years old24.7%24.8%25.5%24.9%24.3%
40 or more years old12.3%12.2%11.7%12.4%13.1%
Unknown0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Ethnicity/Race
African American6.3%5.9%5.5%4.8%4.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native1.6%1.7%0.6%0.3%0.3%
Asian2.6%2.5%10.3%5.1%2.4%
Filipino9.8%9.7%2.8%5.7%8.2%
Hispanic49.7%48.6%65.4%66.4%66.4%
Pacific Islander1.2%1.2%0.5%0.4%0.4%
White26.9%28.3%12.6%10.5%12.3%
Two or more Races0.0%0.0%0.6%2.7%3.7%
Unknown1.9%2.2%1.7%4.2%1.4%
Institutional Information
Full Time Equivalent Students14,979.015,409.913,767.415,877.113,317.7
Credit Sections5,2225,3785,3915,2485,140
Non-Credit Sections126236236246234
Median Credit Section Size2524232324
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty46.2%44.0%45.1%47.7%53.1%
Percentage of First-Generation Students****42.6%*43.1%*45.5%*
Student Counseling Ratio595:1508:1520:1543:1647:1
 
* Insufficient data
** No data

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Remedial / ESL

Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2012-13 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2017-18 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.

Remedial Math

38.8% N=2,712
Gender Rate N
Female 41.3 1,458
Male 35.9 1,243
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 42.4 1,658
20-24 32.9 624
25-39 35.0 323
40 OR OVER 28.0 107
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 26.0 173
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 36.1 36
ASIAN 46.7 30
FILIPINO 49.3 201
HISPANIC 37.4 1,643
PACIFIC ISLANDER 35.5 31
WHITE 42.2 581

Remedial English

53.6%
N=1,180
Gender Rate N
Female 56.4 637
Male 50.3 541
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 57.5 617
20-24 45.1 297
25-39 54.8 177
40 OR OVER 51.7 89
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 51.8 85
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 56.3 16
ASIAN 52.4 21
FILIPINO 61.8 76
HISPANIC 52.4 771
PACIFIC ISLANDER 60.0 10
WHITE 55.4 195

Remedial English As Second Language (ESL)

35.6%
N=329
Gender Rate N
Female 34.9 235
Male 36.6 93
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 57.8 64
20-24 40.6 64
25-39 32.2 90
40 OR OVER 22.5 111
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 25.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 12
ASIAN 41.2 17
FILIPINO 85.7 *
HISPANIC 36.6 205
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 28.0 75

*: 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 2016-17 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
  9.4% N=2,595 18.9% N=2,595
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 8.3 1,317 17.5 1,317
Male 10.8 1,224 20.8 1,224
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 10.7 2,086 21.5 2,086
20-24 4.9 329 10.6 329
25-39 0.7 139 4.3 139
40 OR OVER 4.9 41 4.9 41
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 4.0 100 8.0 100
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 * 0.0 *
ASIAN 27.0 37 43.2 37
FILIPINO 14.0 228 36.0 228
HISPANIC 8.2 1,924 16.3 1,924
PACIFIC ISLANDER 11.1 * 22.2 *
WHITE 13.7 168 23.8 168

Transfer Level Achievement English

  1-Year 2-Year
  71.3% N=2,595 79.8% N=2,595
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 75.2 1,317 82.9 1,317
Male 67.2 1,224 76.7 1,224
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 74.7 2,086 82.0 2,086
20-24 59.3 329 71.4 329
25-39 58.3 139 71.9 139
40 OR OVER 39.0 41 65.9 41
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 70.0 100 79.0 100
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 * 100.0 *
ASIAN 78.4 37 89.2 37
FILIPINO 80.3 228 87.7 228
HISPANIC 70.0 1,924 79.1 1,924
PACIFIC ISLANDER 88.9 * 100.0 *
WHITE 73.2 168 78.6 168

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Persistence

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.

Persistence College Prepared

78.4% N=792
Gender Rate N
Female 77.9 335
Male 78.7 451
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 79.6 715
20-24 64.0 50
25-39 72.2 18
40 OR OVER 77.8 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 73.0 37
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 80.0 10
ASIAN 93.8 16
FILIPINO 80.3 132
HISPANIC 76.5 370
PACIFIC ISLANDER 66.7 *
WHITE 80.5 215

Persistence Unprepared For College

72.0%
N=2,267
Gender Rate N
Female 73.9 1,178
Male 69.8 1,076
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 73.5 1,784
20-24 62.4 282
25-39 67.9 140
40 OR OVER 83.6 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 70.5 122
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 70.7 41
ASIAN 60.0 20
FILIPINO 76.2 189
HISPANIC 71.3 1,374
PACIFIC ISLANDER 57.7 *
WHITE 74.5 482

Persistence Overall

73.7%
N=3,059
Gender Rate N
Female 74.8 1,513
Male 72.4 1,527
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 75.2 2,499
20-24 62.7 332
25-39 68.4 158
40 OR OVER 82.9 70
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 71.1 159
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 72.5 51
ASIAN 75.0 36
FILIPINO 77.9 321
HISPANIC 72.4 1,744
PACIFIC ISLANDER 59.4 32
WHITE 76.3 697

*: 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 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who achieved at least 30 units.

30 Units College Prepared

75.5% N=792
Gender Rate N
Female 78.8 335
Male 73.2 451
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 78.5 715
20-24 46.0 50
25-39 50.0 18
40 OR OVER 55.6 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 70.3 37
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 70.0 10
ASIAN 93.8 16
FILIPINO 81.1 132
HISPANIC 74.6 370
PACIFIC ISLANDER 66.7 *
WHITE 74.0 215

30 Units Unprepared For College

63.3%
N=2,267
Gender Rate N
Female 66.3 1,178
Male 60.0 1,076
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 65.5 1,784
20-24 51.1 282
25-39 57.9 140
40 OR OVER 67.2 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 55.7 122
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 70.7 41
ASIAN 70.0 20
FILIPINO 74.1 189
HISPANIC 60.8 1,374
PACIFIC ISLANDER 65.4 *
WHITE 67.6 482

30 Units Overall

66.5%
N=3,059
Gender Rate N
Female 69.1 1,513
Male 63.9 1,527
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 69.2 2,499
20-24 50.3 332
25-39 57.0 158
40 OR OVER 65.7 70
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 59.1 159
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 70.6 51
ASIAN 80.6 36
FILIPINO 76.9 321
HISPANIC 63.7 1,744
PACIFIC ISLANDER 65.6 32
WHITE 69.6 697

*: 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 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Degree Transfer College Prepared

62.9% N=792
Gender Rate N
Female 66.0 335
Male 60.8 451
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 63.9 715
20-24 50.0 50
25-39 66.7 18
40 OR OVER 44.4 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 56.8 37
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 60.0 10
ASIAN 75.0 16
FILIPINO 72.7 132
HISPANIC 60.3 370
PACIFIC ISLANDER 33.3 *
WHITE 62.3 215

Persistence Unprepared For College

36.9%
N=2,267
Gender Rate N
Female 40.2 1,178
Male 33.4 1,076
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 38.8 1,784
20-24 25.9 282
25-39 33.6 140
40 OR OVER 39.3 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 34.4 122
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 22.0 41
ASIAN 40.0 20
FILIPINO 42.9 189
HISPANIC 34.8 1,374
PACIFIC ISLANDER 34.6 *
WHITE 42.7 482

Persistence Overall

43.6%
N=3,059
Gender Rate N
Female 45.9 1,513
Male 41.5 1,527
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 46.0 2,499
20-24 29.5 332
25-39 37.3 158
40 OR OVER 40.0 70
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 39.6 159
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 29.4 51
ASIAN 55.6 36
FILIPINO 55.1 321
HISPANIC 40.2 1,744
PACIFIC ISLANDER 34.4 32
WHITE 48.8 697

*: 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 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Technical Education College Overall

59.7% N=1,306
Gender Rate N
Female 59.3 688
Male 60.5 612
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 69.2 403
20-24 63.9 421
25-39 52.8 324
40 OR OVER 38.6 158
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 54.5 77
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 54.2 24
ASIAN 69.4 49
FILIPINO 77.0 113
HISPANIC 59.8 590
PACIFIC ISLANDER 62.5 *
WHITE 55.4 426

*: 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 2017-18, who started first time in 2012-13 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

18.1% N=215
Gender Rate N
Female 15.9 126
Male 21.3 89
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 57.1 28
20-24 47.4 19
25-39 10.1 69
40 OR OVER 7.1 99
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 0.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 27.3 33
FILIPINO N/A N/A
HISPANIC 16.7 78
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 20.6 63

*: 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 2015-2016 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

+36.2% N=754
Disciplines with the highest enrollment Median percentage change Total N
Infants and Toddlers 28.6% 171
Business and Commerce, General 35.6% 79
Office Technology/Office Computer Applications 32.9% 62
Emergency Medical Services 65.4% 60
Accounting 33.4% 49
Information Technology, General 33.4% 49
Medical Office Technology 34.3% 46
Automotive Technology 67.2% 30
Administration of Justice 62.6% 30
Fire Technology 20.7% 28

*: Cohort fewer than 10 students

Skills Builder - Demographics

Gender Median Percentage Change Total N
Female 34.3% 395
Male 39.8% 352
Age Median Percentage Change Total N
UNDER 20 38.9% 44
20-24 67.7% 258
25-39 29.0% 352
40 OR OVER 19.7% 100
Ethnicity/Race Median Percentage Change Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 27.9% 35
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 908.2% *
ASIAN 43.0% 77
FILIPINO 40.6% 21
HISPANIC 39.5% 464
PACIFIC ISLANDER 32.1% *
WHITE 29.0% 130

*: 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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