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 Southwest Tennessee Community College 

Name: Southwest Tennessee Community College
President: Tracy D. Hall, Ed.D
City: Memphis
State: TN
Type: Public
Campus setting: Urban
Year Established:

Governing Board Website


Southwest Tennessee Community College

Student Characteristics

Student population:
Total: 10,227
Part Time: 59%
Full Time 41%

Male: 38%
Female: 62%

Black or African American: 59%
White: 29%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Two or more races: 2%
Asian: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 1%
American Indian: 0%
Native Hawaiian or other: 0%


Southwest Tennessee Community College President

Tracy D. Hall, Ed.D

Southwest Tennessee Community College Board Chair

Captain Ed Lyons
Board Chair

Quote from the President

“From a community and student perspective, I would like Southwest to convey a culture of professionalism and excellence in everything that we do. When anyone thinks of or refers to Southwest, they need to speak highly of our excellent academic programs; excellent student programming; excellent facilities; excellent customer service, and excellent reputation in the community.”

Interesting Facts

  • Received an “A” on American School Search Safety Report, indicating the college experiences no significant crime problems

  • Overall job placement rate of 97 percent; 90 percent placed within degree field.

  • Southwest named to 2013-14 national list of The Best Online Early Childhood Education Degree Programs

  • Our nursing graduates have averaged a 98 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination over at least the past eight years.

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