Southwest Virginia Community College

Category: Small community college | State: VA

About Southwest Virginia Community College

Southwest Virginia Community College is a comprehensive two-year public college established through the Virginia Community College System. The College provides quality educational and cultural enrichment opportunities for learners across the life span to address continuing education, workforce development and community interest. SWCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. SWCC is guided by core values including student-centered learning, success, excellence, inclusiveness and collaboration. Classes are offered in flexible formats to accommodate the demands of family and the workplace. Our motto rests in "leaving no learner behind".

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Why you should attend?

SWCC welcomes and values individuals of strong character, integrity and a heart for service. Veterans embody these values. Dedicated advisors and support staff are trained in best practices to enhance veterans' academic success. Veterans have exclusive access to the Veterans Lounge and Resource Center. Our Credits2Careers portal allows veterans to leverage prior military training into education credits. The Student Veterans Association provides a voice for military students and the Veterans Upward Bound provides dedicated services from pre-college preparation, assistance with financial assistance and comprehensive support services through graduation and job placement. SWCC is ranked tenth among two year colleges in the United States by Best for Vets.

Why we are a great choice for military spouses?

Our school has instituted policies to address the concerns and needs of military spouses and their families. We've constructed our admissions, retention, career counseling, and mentoring programs to help alleviate the difficulties faced by military spouses. Our flexible learning options and degree continuation programs are designed to accommodate deployments and relocation.


Top Degrees


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