Quick Facts


The Facts

The College

Founded: 1885
Affiliation: United Methodist
Campus: 20 buildings on 82 acres
Location: Winfield, Kansas (population 12,000)
Miles from Wichita: 40
Number of Steps up to Christy Administration Building: 77 (Count them yourself)
Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Faculty: 43+
Enrollment: Students from 30 States and 18 Foreign Countries (Main Campus)
2017 First-Year Students with a B average or Better in high school: 71%
Number of Black Cats living in the Gymnasium: 1
Academic and Honor Societies: 4
Musical Groups: 10
Clubs and Student Organizations: 15
Alligators on Campus: 1 (stuffed)
Nickname: The Moundbuilders
Conference Championships since 1960: 170+

Christy Photo (JPG)

The Cost

Students Who Receive Financial Aid: 100%
Amount of Financial Aid Available: Each year Southwestern offers approximately $4.5 million in financial assistance to its students


The Curriculum


Athletic Training
 » with Secondary Teaching Licensure (grades 6-12)
Business Administration
 » emphasis in Finance
 » emphasis in Management
 » emphasis in Marketing
Business & Computer Information Systems
Chemistry with Secondary Teaching Licensure (grades 6-12)
 » emphasis in Communication Studies
 » emphasis in Convergent Journalism
 » emphasis in Film Studies & Production
 » emphasis in General Communication
 » emphasis in New Media
 » emphasis in Professional Communication
 » emphasis in Radio & TV Production & Performance
Computer Science & Digital Arts
 » emphasis in Computer Science
 » emphasis in Digital Arts
 » emphasis in Game Development
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
 » emphasis in Literature
 » emphasis in Secondary Education (grades 6-12)
 » emphasis in Writing
Health Science
 » with Secondary Licensure in American History, World History, and Political Science (grades 6-12)
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Marine Biology
Mathematics (B.A. and B.S.)
 » with Secondary Teaching Licensure (grades 6-12)
 » Middle Level Mathematics Education
Music Education (K-12)
Music Performance
Musical Theatre
Philosophy & Religion
Physical Education (K-12)
Physical Performance & Sports Studies
Speech & Theatre Education
Sport Management
Theatre Arts
 » emphasis in General Theatre Studies
 » emphasis in Technical Theatre
 » emphasis in Theatre Performance


Sustainability & Environmental Studies

Advising tracks are available for students wanting to pursue professional programs in the following fields:

  • Dentistry
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Medicine/Osteopathy
  • Ministry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Physical Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Veterinarian

Activities & Interests

Men’s Sports

BaseballBasketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field

Women’s Sports

Basketball, Cheer/Dance, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, SoftballTennis, Track & Field, Volleyball

Co-Curricular Interests

Athletic Training, Jinx Radio, Music- Instrumental/ Vocal, New (Digital) Media, Publications/Newspaper/YearbookTheatre, Worship OutreacheSports, Enactus

Service Learning

Discipleship Southwestern, Green Team, Leadership Southwestern

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Build an education.

Academic excellence sets SC apart.

41 main campus and 16 professional studies undergraduate majors, 27 minors, teacher certification in 13 areas, and 6 graduate programs.