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Study at Southwest Tennessee Community College

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a community college run by the Tennessee Board of Regents in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The college is a result of a 2001 merger between two institutions, the former Shelby State Community College and the former State Technical Institute at Memphis (STIM).

Southwest is the largest community college operated by the Tennessee Board of Regents and the only one with a predominantly black Student Enrolment. The college offers various degrees and certificates in diverse Course Topics.

The college maintains collegiate sports teams (men's and women's) that participate in various sports such as basketball, baseball, softball, and cheerleading. The sports teams are known as the Saluqis.

Profile of Southwest Tennessee Community College

The main campus of Southwest Tennessee Community College is in Memphis, TN (a large city). The school is a public school. Southwest Tennessee Community College offers degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to hospitality and engineering technician.

Southwest Tennessee Community College Selectivity

Southwest Tennessee Community College admits all qualified candidates under its open-admission policy.


The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Southwest Tennessee Community College had 10, 617 enrolled students.

Southwest Tennessee Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts284liberal arts and sciences, cartography
Nursing and Emergency Medicine215EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Business and Management190accounting technology, business and related services, business, MIS, business management
Engineering Technician118computer engineering tech, electronics tech, architectural engineering tech, quality control tech, mechanical engineering tech, manufacturing tech, industrial tech, civil engineering tech
Medical Support and Technology77blood bank tech specialist, radiation therapist, pharmacy tech, medical lab tech
Family and Social Work65human development and family studies, child development, foodservice management, child care management
Therapy and Counselling49substance abuse Counselling, physical therapist assistant
Hospitality47restaurant and food services management, hotel management
Mechanics and Repair34mechanic and repair, electrical installation and repair, automobile mechanics, industrial mechanics
Law27legal assistant
Photography and Commercial Art26commercial art
Security and Law Enforcement23criminal justice and police, fire-fighting, security and protective services
office and Administration23administrative assistant
Science and Laboratory Technician21science tech
Computer Science and Engineering16computer applications programming
Landscaping and Horticulture13landscaping, horticultural business, turf management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy7dietitian assistant
Construction Trades2electrician, construction trades
Medical administration1health and medical administrative
Education and Teaching0Education

Contact: Southwest Tennessee Community College

Southwest Tennessee Community College

737 Union Avenue

Memphis, TN 38103

General Phone: (901) 333-5000

http://www.southwest. tn.edu

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