Southern Maine Community College

School Highlights
  • Southern Maine Community College serves 6,414 students (37% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 14%.
  • Southern Maine Community College is the only community colleges within Cumberland County, ME.
  • The nearest community college to Southern Maine Community College is York County Community College (29.9 miles away).

Top Placements

Southern Maine Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Maine for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 332 teachers has declined by 29% over five years.
Southern Maine Community College(ME) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty332 staff40 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Southern Maine Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The Southern Maine Community College diversity score of 0.35 is more than the state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment6,414 students1,107 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:124:1
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# Full-Time Students2,343 students421 students
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# Part-Time Students4,071 students686 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Southern Maine Community College.This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of ME.
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
2%
1%
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% Hispanic
4%
2%
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% Black
7%
3%
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% White
79%
86%
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% Two or more races
3%
1%
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% Non Resident races
-
1%
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% Unknown races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.350.26
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College Completion Rate
15%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,200$33,900
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,820 is less than the state average of $4,123. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,640 is less than the state average of $7,746. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,820$4,123
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,640$7,746
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Tuition NotesOut-of-state = $188/hour
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%90%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,500$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate59%69%
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Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, SoftballBaseball, Basketball,
Golf, Soccer,
Softball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Please check our website for the latest list of extracurricular opportunities.
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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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