286 reviews
  1. South Portland, ME
  2. 2 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Professors
    C-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Experience
    C
  6. Location
    A-
Southern Maine Community College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
2 Fort Road
South Portland, ME 04106
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$9,817/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,641/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,450/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,870/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,730/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,877/ year

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
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,819Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
26%
Pell Grant
61%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Day Care Services
Yes
36%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.33 responses
44%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.32 responses
8%
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.12 responses

After Southern Maine Community College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
19%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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Southern Maine Community College Reviews

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MORE Classes need to be offered at their Satellite Locations. IF THEY ADVERTISED it better, they would get more students from as far away as Fryeburg and parts of Oxford County as well as more students who live in the Lakes Region area of Maine attending these locations for classes instead of looking at other schools that do. All of the satellite locations indicate the same thing--that SMCC and CMCC do not talk to each other as far as what they're offering for classes and how many students would be willing to travel to a satellite location for these classes. The instructors at SMCC's "Off Campus- Satellite Locations" are excellent.
Southern Maine Community College is a school for everyone. It is a very diverse school, and is a comfortable learning environment for all ages. There are many clubs provided, the professors and other students are relatively friendly and approachable. This school also offers two campuses, which is great if you live locally, one might offer less of a commute. The South Portland campus is right on the ocean, so in between classes you can relax by the water, do some homework, or take a little hike to Bug Light. I would, and will, continue going to this school until I get my associates degree, and from then I will be transferring to continue my studies. If I could start over, I would potentially try to go to another community college to start my degree, only because my specific degree (nursing) has a very long wait period, and you cannot go onto the wait list until you have completed all prerequisites, so my associates degree that should only take two years will take 3. This school does however have higher standards and graduating nurses have a better success rate when moving forward in the field.
I really enjoy completing my degree at SMCC. I love the atmosphere, the beautiful landscape, and the teachers/class sizes. Almost all of the teachers I have had were very knowledgeable and passionate about their professions. It was amazing learning from them. I have learned more than I ever could have imagined, I am very glad I started my educational and professional career at Southern Maine Community College.