Southwest was established in 2000. Since then, it has merged the legacies of two institutions into a 21st century college. The result is truly “greater than the sum of its parts.”
Southwest is one of the largest community colleges in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. Its seven locations include two main campuses, four centers and one site.
The sprawling footprint offers access to education for those living throughout Shelby and Fayette counties. The main campuses serve more than 650,000 residents within a 5-mile radius of either location.
The Memphis centers are nestled in neighborhoods. They enable residents to pursue their academic goals in their home communities.