Invest in Your Future
Nearly 40% of students at SMCC are adult students* who are often juggling multiple priorities. As an adult student you may be looking to attend college for the first time, return to college to finish your degree or simply take courses that will help you advance professionally. Whatever your reason for pursuing further education, we are here to support you on the path to a better future. We invite you to browse the information and resources below, which we think will be helpful as you begin your journey at SMCC.
*Adult students are categorized as 25 or older
Why Choose SMCC?
When it comes to SMCC, there isn’t just one good reason to attend-there are many. Here you can start smart and finish strong by earning a two-year degree for less that leads to a high-paying job or transfers towards a four-year degree. On top of it all, you will build lifelong friendships and networks that lead to success. To learn more about all the reasons to attend SMCC, visit our Why Choose SMCC webpage.
Earn a Degree or Certificate
SMCC offers over 40 degree and certificate programs in trade and technical programs and liberal studies. Experience hands-on learning from talented faculty who work in their fields. After you graduate, join the 92% of students who gain employment or continue their education within 9 months of graduation. To learn more about our areas of study, visit our Degree and Certificate Programs webpage.
Take a Course
SMCC offers a broad range of courses to help you get the knowledge you need to advance your life personally or professionally. Choose from thousands of credit and non-credit courses offered at our two campuses, seven community satellite centers or online. To learn more, visit our Courses webpage.
Online Degrees & Courses
As an adult student, you are likely juggling many responsibilities including being a working professional, parent or both. We understand the importance of being able to earn an education during the times that work for you; that’s why we offer online courses and a full online liberal studies degree. To learn more, visit our Online Learning Overview webpage.
Tuition & Fees
What’s better than getting a great education, finding the support you need to succeed and finding networks that lead to employment opportunities? Doing it all while paying among the lowest tuition and fees in New England. At SMCC you can graduate with little or no student debt, which allows you to focus on the important stuff like bettering your future. To learn more, visit our Tuition & Fees webpage.
SMCC is committed to help you find affordable ways to finance your education. Our students are awarded $28.9 million in financial aid, are eligible for up to $5,815 each in free Pell Grants, and receive an average of $5,000 in loans every year. To learn more, visit our Financial Aid webpage.
Beautiful & Convenient Locations
South Portland Campus
Our South Portland Campus is set on the pristine shores of Casco Bay just three miles away from Portland, where you can find world-class restaurants, concerts, sporting events, movies, museums, theaters, shopping and night spots.
Our Midcoast Campus is located in Brunswick, a vibrant college town with charm and bustle and a wide assortment of restaurants, shops, pubs, museums, theaters and other attractions. Our campus is housed at Brunswick Landing, an innovative and growing business/educational campus on the former Brunswick Naval Air Station.
Get a feel first-hand for what SMCC has to offer. Visit us by scheduling a tour, taking a self-guided tour or attending an Open House. To learn more, visit our Visit Us webpage.
Have you been accepted to SMCC and are planning to attend? If so, it’s time to sign up for a New Student Orientation Session and register for classes. To learn more and sign up for a session now, visit our Orientation webpage.
To view a list of important dates, visit our Events webpage.