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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 2,417 undergraduate students. The Southern Maine CC acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 25% of students, Southern Maine CC alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,300.
About Southern Maine Community College...
Athletic Division
USCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
2 Fort Road
South Portland, ME 04106
Website

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$11,376/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,635/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
80%

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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,417Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,555
Undergrads Over 25
22%
Pell Grant
53%
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
$33,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
25%
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 a fantastic school. You pay very little tuition for very high quality education. Professors push their students academically, while also being understanding of the student’s life outside of the classroom. The campus is beautiful and serene being right by the ocean (the perfect place to do homework or take a breather). Personally I am a commuter, so I cannot comment on the housing, but from what I have heard from people who do live there, it is sub par. But, you do get what you pay for. I recommend SMCC to all my friends and family!
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I have been going to SMCC for two years now and it is the most beautiful campus! It is a small campus with such amazing staff that will answer every question you have. In between classes I take a walk on the campus path that leads to the beach! Every professor I have had wants to see you succeed and will help in anyway possible. Such knowledgeable professors who love what they teach are the key to student success, and they have that here. I lived on campus my first year and the dorms were very small, although the bathroom facilities were very nice and up to date. The dining hall food is mediocre but there is also a cafe and Starbucks close by. Most of all the people are wonderful and the campus setting is even more spectacular!
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.