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
    B-
Southern Maine Community College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
USCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
2 Fort Road
South Portland, ME 04106
Website

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$10,860/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,844/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,142/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,980/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,951/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,227/ 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
2,618Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
26%
Pell Grant
61%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Day Care Services
No
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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
22%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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Southern Maine Community College Reviews

295 reviews
All Categories
Beautiful campus and a great community college. The small campus is easy to maneuver around, a close-knit overall feel between students and staff. The best part is it's an affordable education without the staggering price tag. After your two-year degree so easy to transfer your credits and yourself to a higher education and degree. This school is so worth looking into, you'll be so glad you did!
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I was afraid of the college life when I first started, SMCC was a great fit for me. Being the largest community college in Maine it has the University feel, without the hefty price tag. Tutors, and multiple advisors create an environment of success, glad I started my college career here!
I love the professors. This campus is in a beautiful area with a diverse group of friendly people! I do not recommend living in dorms. It's overpriced, way too strict, and just overall not worth your time nor money. The elevator in the dorm hall is gross and because of this, no one gets their security deposite back. Not fair because not everyone contributed to it.