South Mountain Community College

Tel: 6022438135
4,287 students
Public institution
School Highlights:
South Mountain Community College serves 4,287 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% 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, AZ.
The nearest community college is Rio Salado College (4.1 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
59 staff
South Mountain Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,287 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
4,287 students
1,282 students
South Mountain Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
22:1
South Mountain Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,336 students
810 students
South Mountain Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,951 students
1,017 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%
% 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 $5,742. 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 $10,294. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,854 $5,742
South Mountain Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,638 $10,294
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)
Percent Admitted 100% 78%

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: 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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  • Phoenix Fortis College-Phoenix
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    (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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