Southwestern College Awards More Financial Aid Than Any Other Community College in The Region

As a Southwestern College peer advisor, Andres Nunez knows one of the questions new Southwestern College students ask the most: "How am I going to pay for this?"

Local Buddhist Temple Donates 20-Volume Arts Encyclopedia to Southwestern College Library

Venerable Miao Zang, from the San Diego Buddhist temple Hsi Fang Temple, came to Southwestern College today to donate a 20-volume Buddhist arts encyclopedia to the Southwestern College Library. Zang met with professors and administrators to discuss the encyclopedia, its creation and importance.
Venerable Miao Zang, from the San Diego Buddhist temple Hsi Fang Temple, visited Southwestern College Wednesday to donate a 20-volume Buddhist arts encyclopedia to the College Library. Zang met with professors and administrators to discuss the encyclopedia, its creation and importance. Philosophy Professor Peter Bolland, who...

Southwestern College Dedicates Plaza Building in National City

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. – Southwestern College leaders and students dedicated the new Plaza Building at the Higher Education Center at National City Thursday—doubling the educational space of the center. In cutting the ribbon on the $22 million, two-story structure, college and city officials talked about...

Jag Kitchen Creator Patricia Bartow Wins Best Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Organizer

Patricia Bartow, director of the Child Development Center and the Jag Kitchen Food Pantry, has won best Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Organizer by the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness “This award reflects the hard work and commitment of a team of individuals...

Southwestern College Named a 2018 Military Friendly School

Southwestern College has been designated a 2018 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, publisher of the “Guide to Military Friendly Schools.” Southwestern College exceeded each standard of evaluation, including student veteran graduation rates, admissions and counseling, job placement and financial aid awarded.

Student volunteers prepare tax returns for free

VITA volunteer Aileen Delosreyes, VITA Coordinator Maria Martinez-Sanabria (left to right) go over tax information as fellow Southwestern student volunteers look on.
CHULA VISTA, California -  The start of a new semester can be stressful. Add tax season to the mix, and it can be a recipe for a challenging time. However more than 40 Southwestern College students are helping to take the pressure off by...

New Two-Story Expansion at the Higher Education Center at National City Opens for Classes

Biology professor William Greenleaf teaches a microbiology class in the new "Plaza Building," the two-story expansion at the Higher Education Center at National City.
National City, California ­– The new two-story building at the Higher Education Center at National City opened its doors Monday, Jan. 29 to brand new classrooms, labs and anxious students. The building, dubbed the “Plaza Building,” includes four science labs, a medical assisting clinic,...

Southwestern College Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Wellness & Aquatics Complex

Governing Board President Griselda Delgado, basketball player Ed Winslow and swimmer Betsy Rozow (center, left to right) cut the ribbon to the new Wellness & Aquatics Complex with employees, community members and elected officials.
Southwestern College Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Wellness & Aquatics Complex

New state budget allocates more funds for Southwestern College, California College Promise

The Cesar E. Chavez Student Services Center.
California Governor Jerry Brown released his 2018-2019 proposed $190.3 billion budget on Jan. 10, which includes ongoing and one-time funding to California Community Colleges.

The Sun Collegiate Newspaper Wins Top National and Local Awards

The Southwestern College Sun continues its reputation as one of the best collegiate newspapers in the country having recently won top awards at the local San Diego Press Club and the national Associated Collegiate Press award ceremonies.