Southern Maine Community College
- The teacher population of 332 teachers has declined by 29% over five years.
|Southern Maine Community College||(ME) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate of Arts Colleges||Associate of Arts Colleges|
|Institution Level||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||332 staff||40 staff|
|Total Enrollment||6,414 students||1,107 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||19:1||24:1|
|# Full-Time Students||2,343 students||421 students|
|# Part-Time Students||4,071 students||686 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||-|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races||-|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$38,200||$33,900|
|Total Sports Offered||5 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, SoftballBaseball, Basketball,|
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||2 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Arts and Music Programs:|
Recreational Athletic Programs:
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Source: 2016 (or 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.
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- The nearest community college to Southern Maine Community College is York County Community College (29.9 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 1,699 students | 29.90 Mi112 College Drive
Wells,  ME  04090
- 210 students | 31.10 Mi70 Middle Street
Lewiston,  ME  04240
- 3,162 students | 33.50 Mi1250 Turner Street
Auburn,  ME  04210
- 2,079 students | 49.20 Mi320 Corporate Dr
Portsmouth,  NH  03801
- 4,664 students | 52.40 Mi46 University Dr
Augusta,  ME  04330
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.