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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Professors
    C
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Life
    B
  6. Location
    A
Southern Maine CC is a public college located in South Portland, Maine in the Portland, ME Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,466 undergraduate students. The Southern Maine CC acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business Administration and Management, and Nursing. Graduating 20% of students, Southern Maine CC alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,300.
About Southern Maine Community College...
Athletic Division
USCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
2 Fort Road
South Portland, ME 04106
Website
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$11,276/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,785/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,455/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,805/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,065/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,125/ year
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Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,466Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Day Care Services
No
38%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.34 responses
45%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.33 responses
8%
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.13 responses

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
20%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%

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Southern Maine Community College Reviews

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SMCC is the best bang for the buck. So much so that this is my second time attending in 10 years- on a different career path. The campus is beautiful, located in the metro area of Portland/South Portland and hosts a beautiful beach and lighthouse. Bus service is available multiple times a day and the dining is excellent! Student to teacher ratio is small and teachers are passionate about what they teach. Student services are excellent, knowledgeable, helpful and FAST! The day I considered enrolling, all of what I needed was available online as well as by phone support. I was fully enrolled within a few days and had everything I needed for information. Information learned is rich and all programs are great stepping stones for whatever path you choose to pursue! Pricing really is a huge factor and I am saving HUGE amounts of money at SMCC before transferring to a 4 year university - over $60,000 actually. Highly recommend this school.
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SMCC has the most beautiful campus imaginable! On top of being able to step out onto the beach between classes, they provide a wide range of educational opportunities all year round. They have flexible scheduling for part and full time students, and teachers more than willing to go out of their way to ensure your success.
SMCC's South Portland Campus has a beautiful view of Casco Bay. The Adjunct Instructors for the most part are better than the professors who have tenure. The Adjunct Instructors teach you in ways that actually apply to real life and are not afraid to think "out of the box". Their valuable experience in the "work force" is extremely beneficial to students. Their Brunswick Campus has much better parking lots and being a fairly new campus is very nice. I just wish there were more instructors that would commute to this campus for the Health Science programs. The labs are state of the art, the different mannequins are amazing and the overall college environment is better for learning at the Brunswick campus.