Southwest Tennessee Community College
737 Union Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 333-5000
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a degree-granting, two-year institution located in Memphis, Tenn. The school provides a low-cost solution and accessible education by offering a wide range of programs and courses in varying formats to serve the educational needs of the diverse community in the Memphis area. Associate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines are available and many of the school’s curricula offer some courses in distance education format. Programs for non-degree seeking students are also available.

Programs Offered

Southwest Tennessee Community College offers a number of online courses in varying formats. There are courses delivered completely in a virtual format, as well as split courses that blend face-to-face learning with online instruction. Students can also take web-assisted classes and telecourses, which are taught using a series of television programs. Additionally, Southwest offers some Flex (A Faster Learning EXperience) courses online, which start later in the semester than other classes. Some online degree programs and certificates in the areas of technology and business are also available.


Southwest Tennessee Community College has been accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 2000. Many other programs at the school are accredited by discipline-specific accrediting agencies.


Southwest Tennessee Community College has admissions standards for first-time, high school, transfer, readmission, and international students. All applicants must pay an application fee of $10 to apply. For new students with a high school diploma or GED, application requirements include a completed application for admission, the application fee, official copy of ACT test score, an official transcript, and proof of immunization. Once these steps are completed and their application is accepted, students can move forward with enrolling in classes, pursuing financial aid, and additional steps required by the college to complete enrollment.

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