Santa Monica College Overview
Located in Santa Monica, California, Santa Monica College is a public institution. Santa Monica is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.
What Is Santa Monica College Known For?
- The bachelor's degree is the highest award offered at SMC.
- In 2017-2018, 25% of the faculty were full-time.
Santa Monica College Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
SMC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#2||Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#28||Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SMC.
Where Is Santa Monica College?
Contact details for SMC are given below.
|Address:||1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1628|
How Do I Get Into SMC?
You can apply to SMC online at: www.smc.edu/EnrollmentDevelopment/Admissions/Pages/Apply-Online.aspx
Can I Afford Santa Monica College?
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At SMC, approximately 2% of students took out student loans averaging $4,341 a year. That adds up to $17,364 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at SMC is 9.7%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.
Santa Monica College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 10,987 full-time undergraduates at SMC, 47% are male and 53% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Santa Monica College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||761|
|Hispanic or Latino||4,046|
Over 114 countries are represented at SMC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Sweden.
Online Learning at Santa Monica College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at SMC has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 117th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of SMC
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Santa Monica College was 8.4%. This is the #1,427 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SMC regardless of major.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at SMC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at SMC.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Legal Support Services||#43|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#223|
|Business Administration & Management||#483|
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%.
Santa Monica College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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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