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Southern Maine Community College Overview

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

What Is Southern Maine Community College Known For?

2,417 Full-Time Undergraduates
$10,521 Avg Cost After Aid
  • The associate's degree is the highest degree offered at SMCC.
  • In 2017-2018, 23% of the faculty were full-time.

Southern Maine Community College Rankings

SMCC was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that SMCC has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for SMCC

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 1,257
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 1,369
Best Colleges for Diversity 1,641

Where Is Southern Maine Community College?

Location of Southern Maine Community College

Contact details for SMCC are given below.

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

How Do I Get Into SMCC?

You can apply to SMCC online at:

As long as you submit the requested materials to Southern Maine Community College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Southern Maine Community College?

43% Take Out Loans
12.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SMCC is $10,521. 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 +
$8,811 $9,463 $12,727 $15,244 $15,504

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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 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 12.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Southern Maine Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,417 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,972 undergraduate students at SMCC, with 2,417 being full-time and 3,555 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  SMCC

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,417 full-time undergraduates at SMCC, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  SMCC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of SMCC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 61
Black or African American 171
Hispanic or Latino 96
White 1,900
International Students 29
Other Races/Ethnicities 160

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

700 Took All Classes Online
1,849 Took At Least One Class Online
12.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,849 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.


This school is the 7th most popular in Maine for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of SMCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Southern Maine Community College was 12.6%. This is the #1,170 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SMCC regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at SMCC 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 SMCC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Teacher Education Grade Specific #118
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #179
Liberal Arts General Studies #179
Education #306
Business Administration & Management #370
Business, Management & Marketing #458

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 Majors

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Agricultural Production 15 0 0 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 25 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 58 0 0 0
Biotechnology 3 0 0 0
Building Management & Inspection 1 0 0 0
Business Administration & Management 94 0 0 0
Computer Science 13 0 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 30 0 0 0
Culinary Arts 9 0 0 0
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 13 0 0 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 12 0 0 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 7 0 0 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 13 0 0 0
Fire Protection 22 0 0 0
General Education 22 0 0 0
General Engineering 4 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 23 0 0 0
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 5 0 0 0
Hospitality Management 6 0 0 0
Human Services 14 0 0 0
Information Technology 36 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 178 0 0 0
Materials Engineering 3 0 0 0
Nursing 67 0 0 0
Plumbing & Water Supply 4 0 0 0
Precision Metal Working 9 0 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 34 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 24 0 0 0
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 7 0 0 0
Total 1,502 0 0 0


*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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