Chula Vista - Southwestern College

900 Otay Lakes Road

Mission Statement:
Southwestern College is committed to meeting the educational goals of its students in an environment that promotes intellectual growth and develops human potential.

About SWC:
Established in 1961, Southwestern College is one of 109 public community colleges in the state of California and the only institute of higher education located in the southern portion of San Diego County. Its location—nestled between the City of San Diego and the U.S.-Mexico international border on a 156-acre plot—positions it to play an important role in the intellectual growth of the more than 400,000 residents that call South County home.

Serving approximately 18,000 students annually, Southwestern College offers more than 285 associate degree and certificate options. A host of noncredit courses designed to enhance personal and professional development are also offered through the College’s Continuing Education department.

Southwestern College has continuously received accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Whether pursuing an A.A. degree, preparing to transfer to a four-year college or university, or acquiring new occupational skills, students attending Southwestern College are given every opportunity to meet their educational goals.



Wednesday, April 11, 2018
The campus is really nice. Very big, lots of grass. The new football field and facilities are killer. Solar panels, everything. I went here years back and always loved the campus. Had some great profs. Some not so great, but most of them were very good, cool people that wanted you to learn. They have a multi million dollar recording engineering studio if you're into that. Gardens, Auto Tech. And the library is awesome!

Julz Bacon

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018
Got many counselors to talk to and help me plan all my credits and semesters to get to the university I want to get to. All teachers are helpful and understanding with my disabilities as well. I suggest FYE or EOPS if you can, they give book service and quick appointments with counselors. If you have both then FYE won't give you book service, even though they gave my friend both and when he asked them (since I mentioned they only gave me one) they said that we are suppose to receive both but when I asked they said the opposite.

Rodrigo Flores

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018
School doesn't do enough to keep students safe from high risk individual students who have shown mental instalbilty and quick to anger. Sorry not safe enough switching to online an online University

Jordan King

Saturday, May 27, 2017
I believe that a school graduation is a time to celebrate your achievements in school not a time to push your campuses political agenda. Your schools graduation turned into one giant democratic political rally and you did absolutely nothing to stop it. I left early because of how bad it was getting. I just can't support a school who allows it's students to incite violence at a graduation.

Jose Delasierra

Sunday, June 18, 2017
Hi my name is Jose I attended southwestern college for about 1 year I enjoyed the experience and the things I learned here at this campus I was a full time student and I appreciate the teachers and staff at southwestern college thank-you