South Mountain Community College

Tel: (602)243-8135
4,718 students
Public institution
SMCC serves a broad and diverse student body – now composed of more than 8,000 students each year. Enrollment continues to grow each semester. In addition to a variety of interesting classes, opportunities await you in student government, honors, sports, journalism, theater, music, dance, storytelling, computers, technology – and far more.
School Highlights:
South Mountain Community College serves 4,718 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 40%.
South Mountain Community College is one of 34 community colleges within Maricopa County County, AZ.
The nearest community college is Rio Salado College (4.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 139 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
South Mountain Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 139 staff
60 staff
South Mountain Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,718 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has decreased from 40:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,718 students
1,269 students
South Mountain Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1
21:1
South Mountain Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,444 students
810 students
South Mountain Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,274 students
1,017 students
South Mountain Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
South Mountain Community College sch enrollment South Mountain Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
6%
1%
% Asian
3%
2%
South Mountain Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
42%
7%
South Mountain Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
18%
12%
South Mountain Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
17%
57%
South Mountain Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
South Mountain Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
12%
3%
South Mountain Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
South Mountain Community College sch ethnicity South Mountain Community College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.70 0.53
South Mountain Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,974 is less than the state average of $5,740. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,758 is less than the state average of $10,252. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,974 $5,740
South Mountain Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,758 $10,252
South Mountain Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91%
89%
South Mountain Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

SMCC offers educational and training opportunities for employment preparation, retraining, upgrading of skills, and personal enrichment. Our classes are small, personalized and offered days and evenings, and are led by an engaged, caring faculty. Accounting, Behavior Health Sciences, Marketing and Storytelling are just a few of the wide range of courses offered here. Additionally, academic and career counseling are offered.

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    Public
    2323 W 14th St
    Tempe, AZ 85281
    (480)517-8000
    4.1  Mi  |  21472  students
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    Phoenix, AZ 85040
    (480)966-3000
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  • Tempe Brookline College-Tempe
    Private for-profit
    1140-1150 S. Priest Drive
    Tempe, AZ 85281
    (480)545-8755
    4.8  Mi  |  300  students
  • Phoenix Fortis College-Phoenix
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    555 N 18 St Ste 110
    Phoenix, AZ 85006
    (602)254-3099
    5  Mi  |  237  students
  • Phoenix GateWay Community College (Phoenix)
    Public
    108 N. 40th Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85034
    (602)392-5000
    5.1  Mi  |  6440  students
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