SOWELA Technical Community College

Lake Charles, LA, USA
3.28 Average Rating

SOWELA Technical Community College is a 2-year institution serving five parishes in southwestern Louisiana. Academic programs at SOWELA are divided among five schools offering associate degrees and Louisiana Transfer degrees. The college’s Flight Advising Success Team pairs students with “Flight Advisors” who develop individualized academic plans and provide counseling services. SOWELA’s mascot is the Flying Tiger after the logo from a noteworthy WWII volunteer Air Force flying battalion.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
2 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

Admissions Requirements

Transcript
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
98%
Out-Of-State Students
1%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Associate's
Total Number of Students
3,241
Total Number of Undergrads
3,241
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
21:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$7,488
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$4,185
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$7,612
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1300

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
77%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,863
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
77%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,763
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$586

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
2%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,597
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$3,500
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
54%
46%
Student Organizations
10
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
No
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

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What Students Are Saying

3.28 Average Rating
Small classes make it easier to learn. The teachers want you to pass, so they will go great lengths to help you score that A. Such a breeze than a big university!
Naomi from Lake Charles, LA
This school is very informative . You can work around your schedule. They also have evening class. With a comfortable setting.
Jessica from Lake Charles, LA
SOWELA has become one of the best decisions of my life. Not only do they do their best to make the student's lives easier but they also believe in giving back to their students. The teachers here genuinely care, and that is something remarkable!
Amber from Lake Charles, LA
It's affordable for anyone. The teachers are willing to work with students for passing grades. The campus is easy to get around.
Anya from Lake Charles, LA
This college has very good teachers that want the best for their students. Not only do they give good teaching, they also provide easy access for books and knowledge via online. The staff is very kind and friendly and greets every new student that walks in.
Cody from Lake Charles, LA

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