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General Information
Name of Institution: Southwest University
Address: 2200 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Kenner, LA 70062
Phone: 1.800.433.5923
Fax: 1.504.468.3213
Founded: February 1982
First Accredited: 2004
Next Scheduled Review: 2019
President: Grayce Lee

Accreditation and Agency Contact Information
The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
1101 17th Street, NW, Suite 808
Washington, DC  20036

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
One Dupont Circle NW
Suite 510
Washington, DC  20036


Southwest University is an accredited member of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. All Southwest University programs have been reviewed and approved by DEAC.

Additionally, DEAC is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CHEA is a nonprofit organization serving as a national advocate for self-regulation academic quality through accreditation.

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Participation in Funding Programs

Veterans Education Benefits (VA approved)

To assist students, Southwest University offers a tuition payment plan with no interest or payment plan fees charged.

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Mission and Outcomes

Mission Statement

Southwest University's Mission is to encourage the acquisition of skills, to enhance professional practices, and to provide quality education through distance education. The University is committed to academic excellence and to the educational welfare of its students, and

To offer programs that motivate each student to develop intellectually and professionally and become more effective within the community and responsive to a rapidly changing world.

The University is committed to academic integrity and respect for the individual.

Southwest University Outcomes

  • Provide students with a curriculum that includes theories and practices, that are conducive to the working environment and that meets the outcomes appropriate to their degree program.
  • Provide distinguished faculty who strive to enrich the lives of students and give them tools for their success.
  • Provide quick responses to student questions and/or needs.
  • Promote knowledge, upgrade learning and provide analytic tools, so that students can identify problems in the work arena, generate solutions and implement methods.
  • Provide excellent educational programs leading to undergraduate and/or graduate degrees.
  • Provide administrative support and personal caring service.

Special Focus

Southwest University provides distinguished faculty to work with students in Associates, Bachelors, Masters and Certificates. Personalized caring service continues to be our hallmark. Open enrollment, affordable tuition and interest free payments have been and continue to be beneficial to students throughout the past thirty years.

Most Southwest University students are referred by other Southwest students and graduates. The University is committed to the success of each student.

Student Demographic Profile

Adult learners studying to earn Associate, Bachelor and/or Masters Degrees:

U.S. Students 95%
International Students 5%
Some prior college or earned degree 99%

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Programs and Tuition

Tuition stated represents per credit hour. Each course is three (3) semester hours.

Applicants pay $75 application fee. Enrolled students pay $200 registration / enrollment fee, $35 LIRN library fee, $125 graduation fee, and postage/handling for each mailing.

Students utilizing VA benefits, non-military and students enrolling per course are responsible for textbooks and Study Guides. Students may purchase textbooks through their own resources. Study Guides must be purchased from Southwest University.

Associate and Bachelor Degree Programs
Students enrolling in the degree program $275 per credit hour
Students enrolling per course $460 per credit hour

Graduate Degree Programs
Students enrolling in the degree program $460 per credit hour
Students enrolling per course $460 per credit hour

Southwest University reserves the right to change tuition and fees.

For current information regarding careers for Southwest University Degree Programs and Majors, refer to the following links sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor:

Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH),

CareerOneStop at

O*NET Online

The occupational information described in the above provided Labor Statistics sites reflects the performance for a specific segment and/or academic program for a period of time mentioned in the summary of calculation. These rates reflect historical outcomes and should not be relied on by anyone as a promise or guarantee of future outcomes or median wages for any student following completion of a program. Please be advised that many individual and market factors contribute to job pay scales. Southwest University has little or no control over many of these factors, and cannot, and does not guarantee or estimate employment or the amount of wages to any student.

Degree Programs

See information on all of our degree programs here in our programs section.

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Undergraduate Certificates

Human Resource Management
International Business
Leadership and Management
Organizational Management
Criminal Justice - Introductory
Criminal Justice - Advanced

Graduate Certificates

Business Administration
Leadership and Management
Organizational Management
Criminal Justice

Success Indicators
Course Completion Rates as of December 2017:
Average Course Completion / Graduation Rate for Students90+%
Percentage of Students Surveyed Who Responded that they:
Achieved their learning goals100 %
Would recommend the University to a friend100 %
Were satisfied with their studies98.4%
Lessons, Projects, Articles:
Allow you to be creative96.7%
Are realistic and useful98.6%
Are friendly and helpful100 %
Are knowledgeable about the subject100 %
Offer good comments99.1%