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Southern Maine Community College is a public institution situated in South Portland, Maine. The city atmosphere of South Portland makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

1,993 Full-Time Undergraduates
$2,880 Avg In-State Tuition

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Southern Maine Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SMCC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#18 Best Value Health Sciences & Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Value Culinary Arts Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Most Popular Drafting & Design Engineering Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Most Popular Electronics Engineering Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#72 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#87 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#103 Best Value Allied Health Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#150 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards SMCC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Composite Materials Technology Schools College Factual
#27 Best Surgical Technology Schools College Factual
#43 Best Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Schools College Factual
#43 Best Radiologic Technology Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#56 Best Value Colleges for Allied Health Professions College Factual
#88 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools College Factual

Where Is Southern Maine Community College?

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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
Website: www.smccme.edu/

Can I Afford SMCC?

$2,880 In-State Tuition
39% Take Out Loans
11.0% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time SMCC students paid $96 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $192 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $2,880 $5,760
Fees $1,000 $1,000
Books and Supplies $1,400 $1,400
On Campus Room and Board $10,138 $10,138
On Campus Other Expenses $2,730 $2,730

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At SMCC, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $4,418 a year. That adds up to $17,672 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%.

Southern Maine Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,993 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,789 undergraduate students at SMCC, with 1,993 being full-time and 3,796 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 1,993 full-time undergraduates at SMCC, 49% are male and 51% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Southern Maine Community College students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 52
Black or African American 185
Hispanic or Latino 82
White 1,521
International Students 32
Other Races/Ethnicities 121

Over 27 countries are represented at SMCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, India, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Southern Maine Community College

3,884 Took All Classes Online
4,685 Took At Least One Class Online
106.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 4,685 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at SMCC has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of SMCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Southern Maine Community College was 106.3%. This is the #332 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at SMCC regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Southern Maine Community College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 0 40 0 40
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 27 0 27
Electrician 0 0 21 21
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 0 20 0 20
General Drafting & Design Technology 0 19 0 19
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 0 19 0 19
Radiologic Technology 0 18 0 18
Respiratory Care Therapy 0 14 0 14
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 0 7 6 13
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 2 9 0 11
Composite Materials Technology 8 2 0 10
Other Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 0 0 10 10
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 0 10 0 10
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 0 8 0 8
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 5 3 8
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 0 8 0 8
Building Construction Technology 1 6 0 7
General Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technologies 0 0 7 7
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation 5 0 0 5
Surgical Technology 0 2 0 2
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist 1 0 0 1
Computer Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant 0 0 0 0
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapy 0 0 0 0
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0 0 0 0
Welding Technology/Welder 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 17 214 47 278

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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