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Southwest Tennessee Community College
Southwest Tennessee Community College is a junior college operated by the Tennessee Board of Regents in Memphis, Tennessee. It is the result of a 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"). This 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. SWTCC is the largest community college operated by the Tennessee Board of Regents, and also the only one with a predominately black student body.
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