SOWELA Technical Community College in Lake Charles

Lake Charles, LA

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SOWELA Technical Community College offers 152-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 24:1. 1 high safety campus. 55.4% are women, and 44.6% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at SOWELA Technical Community College is 7542$, that is at the level of national average. 35% of full-time SOWELA Technical Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The SOWELA Technical Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, SOWELA Technical Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$7,402
$30,001 - $48,000$7,569
$48,001 - $75,000$8,631
$75,001 - $110,000$10,240



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


2547 of SOWELA Technical Community College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 73 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes SOWELA Technical Community College number 26 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Louisiana.

Students at SOWELA Technical Community College awarded 4 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in SOWELA Technical Community College.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


SOWELA Technical Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

35% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to SOWELA Technical Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at SOWELA Technical Community College is 24:1, that means that for every 24 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In SOWELA Technical Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at SOWELA Technical Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Louisiana.

Campus Safety


The campus located by 3820 J Bennett Johnston Ave address in Lake Charles, Louisiana.


SOWELA TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of SOWELA Technical Community College with 0.06% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on SOWELA TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE are burglary and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

SOWELA Technical Community College offers 152 programs in total: 58 are for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 57 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 37 are Associate's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 130 universities in Louisiana state, with one of the highest number of less than 1-year certificate. SOWELA Technical Community College is one of the few institutions in Louisiana that offers an Associate's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Louisiana state average data to help you compare.


SOWELA Technical Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2423 students with 72679 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Location & Website

Address: 3820 J Bennett Johnston Ave


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +3374216565

Institution is active in current year: 1

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