Southwestern Community College

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Southwestern Community College

Two-Year School

Programs Offered

Associate's Degree, University Transfer
Located in beautiful San Diego, Southwestern Community College (SWC) is a 2-year public institution that enrolls approximately 28,000 students yearly in more than 312 academic programs.


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900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910


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Top International Student Countries

Brazil, China, Japan, Mexico, Vietnam

Southwestern Community College

Get to know us

The college is located in Chula Vista, California, in the southern area of beautiful San Diego County, minutes from the world-famous San Diego Zoo and two miles from the Pacific Ocean coastline.

Students can take classes at any of the five campuses –which stretch from the San Diego City border to the international border with Mexico. This area of the United States is famous for its miles of beaches and fantastic weather, with an average temperature of 72 degrees (22 Celsius) year-round. Visitors enjoy outdoor activities any time of the year. Whether you like hiking, biking, running, surfing, or anything else, San Diego is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors. You always feel like you are on vacation.

Our campuses are close to many four-year universities, including San Diego State University, the University of California at San Diego, and the University of San Diego.

The college has more than 15 athletic programs, including championship basketball, football, and cross-country teams.