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About the School:

Southwestern College is a small college in Kansas that has an affiliation with the United Methodist Church. Located in the town of Winfield, its history dates back to the 1880s. Plans for the Southwest Kansas Conference College called for the new school to open close to Wichita, and its founders even found a plot of land for that school. Construction started in 1884, and the United Methodist Church announced its connection the following year, but it still took some time before classes started. Winfield put in a bid at the end of 1885 and became the new location of that school. Construction started that same year, and classes officially started the following year. The school changed its name to Southwestern College in 1909 to show that it was more than just a college for local students.   Called Southwestern College or just Southwestern today, it has an enrollment of less than 2,000 students. The college has a laptop program that provides all incoming students with a laptop computer that they can use for taking notes in class, working on projects and assignments and for their personal needs. The college also has a professional studies program designed for adult students and other nontraditional learners going back to school. It established six study centers in Kansas and in two other states that allow students to take classes through the college. Some of these centers are on military basis, and most provide students with access to both undergrad and graduate programs.

Laptop Programs:

The first college or university in the region to issue laptops to all entering new students, Southwestern is also the first to go wireless -- take your Surface Pro to virtually any area on campus (your study group or your room) and log on. You also can listen to many campus events live via the web.   Incoming students will receive a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with the following specs:
  • Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core i5-6300U
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Graphics: Intel HD 520
  • Display: 12.3” 2736x1824 resolution PixelSense Display w/10-point multi-touch
  • Wireless: 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Included Accessories: Surface Pen, Surface Type Cover, Surface Charger, SC Padded Sleeve, SC Name Tag
 

Accreditation:

Attending a college with the right type of accreditation isn't a guarantee that you'll graduate and find a great job, but it is a promise that you'll graduate with the skills needed to land one of those jobs. Southwestern has accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS), which is a regional branch of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). This lets you know that the college will renew its accreditation every 10 years and that you will always have access to the top opportunities and experiences in your program. The college also has accreditation for its music, nursing and education programs, which comes from the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.   Links: https://www.gradschoolhub.com/colleges/southwestern-college/ https://www.sckans.edu/admissions/campus-life/