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Southern Maine Community College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Southern Maine Community College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Southern Maine Community College Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Southern Maine Community College was awarded 143 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is dietetic technician.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked SMCC as #1,422 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

SMCC is also ranked #10 out of 23 schools in Maine.

See all of the rankings for Southern Maine Community College.

Is It Hard to Get Into SMCC?

Acceptance Rate

Southern Maine Community College has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Learn more about Southern Maine Community College admissions.

Southern Maine Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Southern Maine Community College is about average at 18 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Southern Maine Community College is 24%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  24 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southern Maine Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Southern Maine Community College this rate is 57%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  57 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Southern Maine Community College.

Southern Maine Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,384 undergraduates at SMCC with 2,347 being full-time and 4,037 being part-time.

How Much Does Southern Maine Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of SMCC is $10,647. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for SMCC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,902 $9,024 $12,123 $15,219 $16,125

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of SMCC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At SMCC, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $4,317 a year. That adds up to $17,268 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SMCC is 11.0%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Get more details about paying for Southern Maine Community College.

How Much Money Do SMCC Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from SMCC make around $33,900 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 15% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Southern Maine Community College make the most money.

Location of Southern Maine Community College

Southern Maine Community College is a public institution located in South Portland, Maine. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for SMCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2 Fort Road, South Portland, ME 04106-1698
Phone: 207-741-5500

Southern Maine Community College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Southern Maine Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at SMCC

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 1,995 students took at least one online class at Southern Maine Community College. This is an increase from the 1,849 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 1,995 816
2017-2018 1,849 700
2016-2017 1,815 636
2015-2016 1,609 519
2013-2014 1,477 440

Learn more about online learning at Southern Maine Community College.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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