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SMCC is a dynamic learning environment with two campuses, offsite and online courses, more than 40 academic programs, credit and noncredit offerings, about 6,000 students and limitless opportunities. View these quick facts to get a brief overview of our community.
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College Information and Statistics


Southern Maine Community College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. SMCC was reaccredited by NECHE in 2018. To learn more about NECHE and the standards of accreditation, visit the NECHE website.


The college accepts applications throughout the year. Campus tours and information sessions are held throughout the academic year, and staff are available to meet with prospective students anytime. You can also visit during our Fall and Spring Open Houses.


  • South Portland Campus: 2 Fort Road, South Portland, ME
  • Midcoast Campus: 29 Sewall Street, Brunswick, ME
  • Community Satellite Centers: Biddeford, Bonny Eagle (Buxton), Casco/Naples, Massabesic (Waterboro), Portland, Sacopee Valley (Hiram), Windham, and online


  • Public two-year college
  • Commuter and residential

Credit Enrollment (Fall 2020)

  • 5,789 students
  • 34% full-time, 66% part-time
  • 57% female, 43% male

Training Workshops & Seminars*

  • 1,012 participants in over 80 non-credit programs (non-credit and workforce training)

Student to Faculty Ratio

  • 16:1

Awards Granted

  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Science
  • Associate in Applied Science
  • Certificate

To view a current list of available programs of study, check out our degree and certificate programs webpage.


  • Maine residents (full-time): $2,880 per year
  • Out-of-state residents (full-time): $5,760 per year
  • Maine residents: $96 per credit
  • Out-of-state residents: $192 per credit
  • Room & board: $10,138 per year

** Plus fees. Average fees total $1,000 per year

Financial Aid*

  • Federal, state, private sector and other programs available
  • $17.5 million awarded
  • SMCC students are eligible for up to $6,195 in free Pell grants and
  • borrowed an average of $4,4648 in federal student loans

*Based on academic year 2019-2020.

Academic Excellence

  • 80% of full-time faculty hold a master’s degree or doctorate
  • Honors program
  • Opportunities for scholarship: Thinking Matters: student research, scholarship, and creativity symposium; research grant participation; Phi Theta Kappa honor society; service learning; Writ: student literary magazine
  • SMCC graduates pursue baccalaureate degrees at Mount Holyoke College, University of Maine, University of Southern Maine, Wellesley College, and many other colleges and universities in Maine, New England and across the country.

Student Life

  • Student Activities Office
  • Student clubs and organizations
  • Intercollegiate athletics and intramural recreation programs
  • International and multicultural activities
  • Intercultural Center
  • On-site childcare center
  • Residential housing program
  • Emerging Leaders Program
  • Student government
  • The Beacon: student newspaper

Athletic Programs

  • Baseball
  • Men’s & Women’s Basketball
  • Coed Golf
  • Men’s & Women’s Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Residence Halls

  • Two coed residence halls in South Portland: Surfsite Hall and Spring Point Hall
  • One coed residence hall on the Midcoast Campus in Brunswick: Orion Hall