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SMCC is a dynamic learning environment with two campuses, offsite and online courses, more than 40 academic programs, credit and non-credit offerings, over 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 (2016-2017)


Southern Maine Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. SMCC was reaccredited by NEASC in 2008. To learn more about NEASC and the standards of accreditation, visit the NEASC 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

  • 5,932 students
  • 43% full-time, 57% part-time
  • 53% female, 47% male

Training Workshops & Seminars*

  • 1,718 participants in over 106 non-credit programs (non-credit and workforce training)

Student to Faculty Ratio

  • 18:1

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): $2,760 per year
  • Out-of-state residents (full-time): $5,520 per year
  • Maine residents: $92 per credit
  • Out-of-state residents: $184 per credit
  • Room & board: $9,238 per year

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

Financial Aid*

  • Federal, state, private sector and other programs available
  • $28.9 million awarded
  • $6,278 average award per student
  • 4,598 students receiving aid

* based on academic year 2014-2015

Academic Excellence

  • 75% 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

  • Center for Student Involvement & Leadership
  • Chorus
  • Intercollegiate athletics and intramural recreation programs
  • International and multicultural activities
  • On-site childcare center
  • Residential housing program
  • Skills USA
  • Student government
  • The Beacon: student newspaper

Athletic Programs

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

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