Southwestern Christian College Details

Email Address admissions@swcc.edu
Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 200 Bowser Circle
City Terrell
State Texas
Zip 75160
Phone 972-524-3341
Total Enrollment 244
Motto
Level of Selectivity Noncompetitive
Location Southwestern Christian College is located in Terrell, Texas, which has a population of approximately 16,000. Students have access to shopping, dining, and local theater. Dallas is 32 miles to the west.
History Southwestern Christian College (SWCC) is a four-year, coeducational liberal arts institution affiliated with the Church of Christ. It was founded in 1949 as Southern Bible Institute in Fort Worth, Texas. The following year, the school moved to Terrell, Texas, where it occupied the former Texas Military College. SWCC strives to provide a wholesome environment for students, one that is conducive to the development of Christian character. Its primary purposes are to offer a well-rounded educational program that will motivate students to value academic excellence; to assist educational, culturally and/or economically disadvantaged students in making their transitions from high school to college; to assist students in preparation for varied vocations in life; and to help prepare future leaders of its church constituency. Among the 15 buildings located on campus is the octagonal Round House Site, one of 20 surviving round houses in the nation. SWCC also has a recently constructed fine arts building and a modern learning resources center that houses the library.
Band Program No
Religious Affiliation Yes
Accrediation Southwestern Christian College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and associate degrees.
Costs per Year 2002-2003 Tuition: $4350 Room and board: $1450 (room); $1700 (board) Special fees: $1124 Books: $750 Estimated total cost: $9374
In State Tuition 4350
Out of State Tuition 4350
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 90 Financial Aid Specific to the School Academic grant-in-aid, which pays tuition, room, board, and books, is available to entering freshmen with a 3.70 GPA. This grant is renewable annually if the student maintains a 3.50 GPA. To apply, students should have their high school principals send a recommendation to the Academic Dean stating cumulative GPA on 4.0 scale, class rank, and proposed date of graduation.
Financial-Aid Deadline 15-Jul
Admission Deadline August 15 (fall); December 15 (spring).
Entrance Requirements Graduation from an accredited high school (or equivalent) and completion of the following units: 3 English, 12 academic subjects. Students must submit an official high school transcript and their class rank, a recommendation from a school official, and a health form completed by a physician. An interview is recommended. A $10 nonrefundable application fee is required. Admission Application Deadline: August 15 (fall); December 15 (spring). Admission Contact: Director of Admissions, Southwestern Christian College, P.O. Box 10, Terrell, Texas 75160; Telephone: 214-524-3341 Ext. 107; Fax: 972-563-7133.
Graduation Requirements A minimum of 124 credit hours and completion of the core requirements to include the following hours: 10 Bible, 12 English, 6 mathematics, 8 science (A.S. or B.S. degrees); 6 social sciences; 4 physical education; and 32 hours in residence.
Student Body Profile Total enrollment (male/female): 125/119 In-state: 142 Other regions: 26 states; 5 other countries Full-time undergraduates (male/female): 110/105 Part-time undergraduates (male/female): 18/11 Ethnic/racial makeup: African American, 205; Hispanic, 10; International, 29 Number of applicants: 244 Number accepted: 244 Number enrolled: 207 Transfers enrolled: 12
Diversity 19
Student Life Campus Regulations: Bible course required each semester for full-time students. Automobiles permitted with permission. Daily chapel services required. Midweek religious services encouraged. Off-campus living permitted Campus Services: Health services, remedial instruction. Campus Activities: Social and cultural activities include theater, band, and chorale. A lectureship meeting on religion and current topics is held each year during Thanksgiving week. Students may get involved in the Ram Beat (student-run newspaper) or the Ram (yearbook). Leadership opportunities can be found in the student government, Student Senate, or the various other clubs and organizations such as the Sportmenís Club, the International Student Organization, the History Club, or the Creative Writing Club. Religious groups include Dorcas Club, Tau Phi Kappa, and the Mission Study Fellowship clubs. National and local fraternities and sororities are represented on campus. Honor societies are also represented on campus. Housing Availability: 304 housing spaces; freshman housing guaranteed; married student housing is available.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 26 Student-faculty ratio: 10:1 Full-time faculty members: 15 Part-time faculty members: 11
Athletic Program Southwestern Christian College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. Intercollegiate Sports: menís and womenís basketball and track and field Intramural Sports: basketball Athletic Contact: Director of Athletics, Southwestern Christian College, 200 Bowser Circle, Terrell, Texas 75160, Tele-phone: 214-524-3341 Ext. 120 or 121
NCAA No
NAIA Yes
School Calender August-May (semester hours) Commencement and conferring of degrees: May
Website http://www.swcc.edu
Degrees Associate of Arts: Bible Studies Associate of Science: Religious Education Bachelor of Arts: Bible Studies Bachelor of Science: Religious Education Certificates: Computer Science; Secretarial Science Preprofessional: Pre-Engineering
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