The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
||Southern Maine Community College
||Community College Avg.
||Associate of Arts Colleges
||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
||At least 2 but less than 4 years
Finances and Admission
The in-state tuition of $3,677 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,317 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
|In-State Tuition Fees
|Out-State Tuition Fees
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS
Southern Maine Community College is a great place to begin your college education and build a foundation for your future. The College provides high quality, results-oriented education in Applied Technologies, Arts and Sciences, Business and Computers, Health Sciences, and Public Safety. As Maine's largest community college, we offer a wide variety of excellent programs that will prepare you to begin an exciting career immediately upon graduation or allow you to continue your education at a four-year college or university. Credits earned at Southern Maine Community College transfer to colleges and universities across the country. A joint admissions agreement with the University of Southern Maine (USM) allows students admitted to Southern Maine Community College guaranteed acceptance to a program at USM with junior status once they have graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Studies. Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) opened in 1946 as a day school in Augusta, Maine, under the name of "Maine Vocational Technical Institute" for returning World War II veterans. An increasing enrollment and the rapid growth of various technologies necessitated more comprehensive facilities. During the summer of 1952, the Institute was moved to the site of the former Fort Preble in South Portland, where it assumed the name of Southern Maine Vocational Institute. The campus sits on a beautiful 80 acre site overlooking Casco Bay three miles from downtown Portland. There are about 40 buildings including both modern and traditional historic structures. We have our own athletic fields, a modern gymnasium, a sandy beach and a fully functional lighthouse! SMCC offers about 40 different academic programs. Most are career oriented and offer a two year Associate Degree preparing students for immediate employment. We also offer a two year Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies with various concentrations for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college. Some one-year certificate programs are offered as well.