South Mountain Community College

Tel: 6022438000
4,287 students
Public institution
School Highlights
South Mountain Community College serves 4,287 students (31% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 48%.
South Mountain Community College is one of 31 community colleges within Maricopa County, AZ.
The nearest community college is Rio Salado College (4.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 57 teachers has declined by 55% over five years.
College 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
62 staff
South Mountain Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 4,287 has declined by 21% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.76 is more than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,287 students 1,371 students
South Mountain Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,336 students
779 students
South Mountain Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 2,951 students
1,083 students
South Mountain Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
South Mountain Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
6%
1%
South Mountain Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
3%
5%
South Mountain Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
42%
20%
South Mountain Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
18%
15%
South Mountain Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
17%
49%
South Mountain Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
South Mountain Community College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
13%
6%
South Mountain Community College Unknown (2006-2014)
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. 0.76 0.70
South Mountain Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,854 is less than the state average of $5,664. 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 $10,360. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,854 $5,664
South Mountain Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,638 $10,360
South Mountain Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91%
90%
South Mountain Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
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: 2014 (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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Did You Know?
For Phoenix 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 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Phoenix is The Art Institute of Phoenix. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.