Institutional Research

College & Regional Data

Cathy Smith-Cox, Institutional Research & Assessment

Tazewell Hall, Room T-340

Welcome to Southwest Virginia Community College’s Institutional Effectiveness Data Center.  Measuring institutional effectiveness is the purview of the College’s Institutional Research and Assessment office.   The Institutional Research Office is the College’s reporting hub, providing accurate reports and data to both internal and external constituencies.  The paradigm that denotes the cycle used by Southwest to ensure institutional effectiveness and the basis for this plan is graphically represented below.
institutional research info


Opportunity 2027 Strategic Plan

SWCC Institutional Effectiveness Plan 2022-2027



Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Programmatic Accreditations

Occupational Therapy Assistant


Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic

Nursing  (formerly the Appalachian Tri-College Nursing Program)
To view accreditation: go to, in top menu bar click “Search Accredited Programs” , in Search by Governing Name enter Southwest Virginia Community College.

State Agency Programmatic Approval

Licensed Practical Nursing

Certified Nursing Assistant

Pharmacy Technician


Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System

State Council for Higher Education in Virginia

Economic Impact Study

Southwest Virginia Community College is impacting its service area with more than $165 million annually, according to a new study.



Program Assessment Report 2021-2022

Unit Assessment Report 2021- 22

Student Achievement and Institutional Effectiveness

Student Achievement Report 2021-2022

General Education Competency Assessment

General Education Competency Written Communication

General Education Competency Critical Thinking SWCC Final


Virginia Employment Commission

O-NET Online

Career Finder


Community Profiles by County, Planning District, Virginia Community College Service Region, etc


Health Statistics by Planning District



US Census Department

US DOE Research & Stat

SNAP Participation Reports

Weldon-Cooper Center for Public Service

Education Research

Students and prospective students may find the information resources of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) of use in planning for college and careers. SCHEV has created an institutional profile for each Virginia public college and university, and for each independent college or university participating in the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program. Our profile is available at

Archived Data


SWCC Institutional Effectiveness Plan May 2020

Unit Assessment Report 2020 2021

2020-2021 Program Assessment Report

Program Assessment Report 2019-2020

Unit Assessment Report 2019 2020

2020-21 Student Achievement Report

Student Achievement 2019-2020

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Program Assessment Report 2018-2019

Unit Assessment 2018-2019