Southwest Tennessee Community College

737 Union Avenue 
Memphis TN 38103 

(901) 333-5000

Southwest Tennessee Community College

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Coordinates: 35°08'16?N 90°02'13?W? / ?35.13791°N 90.036864°W? / 35.13791; -90.036864

Southwest Tennessee Community College
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Established Consolidation completed July 1, 2000
Type Public
President Nathan L. Essex
Location Memphis, Tenn., USA
Campus Urban
Athletics 5 varsity teams
Nickname Saluqis
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Southwest Tennessee Community College is a community college operated by the Tennessee Board of Regents in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. It is the result of a 2001 merger between two institutions started by the Regents in the 1960s, the former Shelby State Community College and the former State Technical Institute at Memphis ("STIM").

The merger was an attempt to reduce the overhead of maintaining two separate institutional managements and a recognition of the increasing convergence of academic and technical educations. It also has made credits earned at the former Technical Institute more readily transferable to other institutions of higher learning, an additional goal. Southwest is the largest community college operated by the Tennessee Board of Regents.


Southwest has several campuses and centers. These include:

There are also two satellite annexes in Fayette County.


The college maintains collegiate sports teams in the following sports:

  • Men's Basketball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Cheerleading

The mascot is the saluqi.

Both basketball teams have a winning tradition and regularly advance to the national tournaments.

Basketball games are played at the Verties Sails Gymnasium on the Union Campus.

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