Message from the President

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Affordable access to high-quality college education has never been a greater need.

Southwestern Michigan College is proud to continually expand academic offerings on both our campuses, Niles and Dowagiac.

College represents a great investment.

There is an $831,000 average difference in total lifetime earnings in the United States between college graduates and people with only a high school diploma, according to a new study from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco reported in the May 19 Time magazine.

We know paying for college is a huge concern for most people.

In this edition, you will see how by attending SMC you can avoid massive student loan debt and reap all of the rewards of a college education at a fraction of the cost you could pay elsewhere.

We invite you to discover all of the educational advantages available at SMC and look forward to seeing you on our campuses.

Dr. David M. Mathews
President, Southwestern Michigan College


Save the Date
50th Anniversary Celebration
Sept. 20, 2014

Join us as we commemorate 50 years of student success and service to the community in our 50th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, Sept. 20 on the Dowagiac campus.

We know you have dreams. And maybe you’re not sure how to reach them. But we are. With the right classes and the right help, you can make those dreams real. If you’re headed for a four-year degree or starting a second career, nothing could be smarter than starting at Southwestern Michigan College.

Apply Now!

Applying and registering for classes at Southwestern Michigan College
is easy.

Follow these steps for enrollment:

Apply @

After applying you will need to send SMC any of your high school or college transcripts.

Fill out your FAFSA @

Take your placement testing at either the Dowagiac or Niles campus.

Register for class with one of SMC’s helpful advisors.

Fall registration is going on now!  Don’t miss out; classes start Sept. 2.

Need help? 

SMC is committed to providing the highest level of customer service to all prospective and current students. The Student Service Center at the Dowagiac and Niles campuses provides a student friendly experience from application to graduation.  Contact or come see one of our helpful advisors today.

Dowagiac Campus Niles Campus

800.456.8675 800.456.8675

SMC’s application process is easy to complete but can take time. If you’re going to be taking fall classes, we advise you to start your application process no later than Aug. 1.


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