About SMC

Dr. David Mathews, President of Southwestern Michigan College

President’s Welcome

Welcome to Southwestern Michigan College’s website. As you browse, you’ll learn that SMC’s top priority is student success – both academic and personal. Our website will give you an idea of all that’s available to you at SMC, but I’d like to personally invite you to visit one of our campuses to fully experience what SMC has to offer.

We have high quality transfer courses and curricula for students who wish to pursue their first two years of a four-year degree at SMC before transferring to a four-year college or university. Plus, SMC is committed to offering the highest quality academic experience at less than half the cost of most four-year colleges and universities.

We also offer unparalleled occupational skills training in numerous technical, business, and health-care fields geared toward preparing students for high-wage, high-skill, high-demand occupations.

We offer small class sizes, ensuring you will receive significant personalized attention from your instructors. We have campuses conveniently located in Dowagiac and Niles –- close to home and work.

Our Dowagiac campus has on-campus housing that offers private, two- and four-bedroom, fully-furnished suites.

We also have academic support services that offer assistance every step of the way from the time you apply for admission to SMC to the completion of your degree and beyond.



David M. Mathews, signature
      Dr. David M. Mathews, President