South Mountain Community College

Tel: 6022438000
4,287 students
Public institution
School Highlights:
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South Mountain Community College serves 4,287 students (31.16% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 54%.
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South Mountain Community College is one of 32 community colleges within Maricopa County, AZ.
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The nearest community college is Rio Salado College (4.07 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 57 teachers has declined by 54% over five years.
South Mountain Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 57 staff
61 staff
South Mountain Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,287 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 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 4,287 students 1,294 students
South Mountain Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
21:1
South Mountain Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,336 students
822 students
South Mountain Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,951 students
1,025 students
South Mountain Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
South Mountain Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
6%
1%
South Mountain Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
3%
2%
South Mountain Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
46%
7%
South Mountain Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
21%
12%
South Mountain Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
14%
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 Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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 $1,854 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,638 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,854 $5,694
South Mountain Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,638 $10,252
South Mountain Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91%
89%
South Mountain Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 100% 80%

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Golf, Soccer,
Softball, Volleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Behavioral Health Services (BHS), Bilingual Student Nursing Association (BSNA), Black Student Union (BSU), Circle of Nations, Club Teach, Collegiate DECA (Business Club), International Friends Club, MEChA, Medical Scrub Club, Phi Theta Kappa (Honor Society), Pre-Pharmacy Club, SHPE: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Spirit Club, Spotlight Productions (Drama Club), Student Governance, Think South Mountain (TSM), Veterans Club Club Teach, MEChA, Spirit Club, Veterans Club, Behavioral Health Services (BHS),
Bilingual Student Nursing Association (BSNA),
Black Student Union (BSU),
Circle of Nations,
Collegiate DECA (Business Club),
International Friends Club,
Medical Scrub Club,
Phi Theta Kappa (Honor Society),
Pre-Pharmacy Club,
SHPE: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers,
Spotlight Productions (Drama Club),
Student Governance,
Think South Mountain (TSM),
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Our Vision
South Mountain Community College educates minds, transforms lives, touches hearts, and builds community.

Our Mission
South Mountain Community College provides quality higher education for our diverse community. We create a caring teaching and learning environment that fosters student development and supports productive citizenship in an increasingly global and technological society.
Our purpose is to meet these needs by offering:
General education courses
Transfer programsOccupational education and career development
Continuing education
Developmental studies and English as a second language
Cultural, civic, and social events
Academic support and student services

Our Values
We are inspired and guided by our core values:
COLLABORATION: We are inclusive in our relationships with colleagues, departments and community, and respectful of their ideas.
COMMUNITY: We serve our community by recognizing our inter-dependence, celebrating our history, honoring our diverse cultures, and building our future.
EXCELLENCE: We model exemplary teaching, learning, service and leadership through continuous improvement, creativity and innovation.
INTEGRITY: We are accountable to the communities we serve and are truthful, sincere, transparent and responsible for our actions.
WELLBEING: We are a college community that encourages and develops social, physical, career, community and financial wellbeing.

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For Phoenix public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,093 per year for in-state students and $8,720 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,798 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Phoenix community colleges have a 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. of 0.64, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Phoenix is South Mountain Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.