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Currently or Previously Affiliated Institutions - 07/05/2015

The directory of institutions provides information on institutions accredited by the Commission, those holding candidate for accreditation status, and those that previously held status, but have since closed, merged, or had their status withdrawn. It includes the Statement of Affiliation Status and Organizational Profile for each currently accredited and candidate institution, any Public Disclosure Notices that have been issued, and the most recent action letters from reaffirmations of accreditation occurring after June 2013.

Information provided on the Statement of Affiliation Status reflects the most recent actions of the Commission. The Commission has a multi-level decision process. Any institutional changes that are currently under review are not made public until final action has been taken.

**During the transition to the new Pathways model for reaffirmation of accreditation, some scheduled events are not displayed on this version of the Statement of Affiliation Status. Institutions can refer to the transition maps in the Open and Standard Pathways booklets for the timing of reviews. Institutions that have questions about other scheduled events should contact their HLC staff liaison.**

Southwestern Michigan College

58900 Cherry Grove Road
Dowagiac, MI 49047-9726
(269) 782-1000 (Main Phone)


Statement of Affiliation Status Click here for definitions...

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. David Mathews, President
HLC Institution ID: 1359
Current Accreditation Status: Accredited
Candidacy Date(s): 03/27/1968 - 03/30/1971
Pre-accreditation notes: Pre-accreditation status: Federal Fund Eligiblity Approval (1965)

Recognized Candidate for Accreditation (1968)

Institution withdrew from accreditation in 1971-1973 and was accredited a second time in 1976.

Accreditation Date(s): 03/31/1971 - 08/18/1973; 07/21/1976

Summary of Commission Review

Last Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2010 - 2011

Next Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2020 - 2021

Last Date of Information Change: 08/06/2013

Control: Public
Degrees Awarded (details below): Associates, Certificate

Organizational Profile Click here for definitions...

Enrollment Headcount (last updated: 04/17/2015)
  Full-Time                       Part-Time
Undergraduate: 1,236   1,331
Graduate: 0   0
Dual enrollment (high school) programs:   258  

Degree Programs (last updated: 04/17/2015)
  Programs Offered   Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year
Associate Degrees 24   383
Bachelors Degrees 0   0
Masters Degrees 0   0
Specialist Degrees 0   0
Doctoral Degrees 0   0
Certificate Programs (last updated: 04/17/2015)
  Programs Offered   Certificates Awarded in Last Reported Year
Certificates 17   240

Off-Campus Activities (last updated: 10/20/2014)

In-State:   Campuses:   Niles Area Campus of Southwestern M - Niles, MI;
    Additional Locations:   None.
Out-of-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.
Out-of-U.S.:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.