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 Santa Monica College

Santa Monica College - Santa Monica, CA

1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90405-1628

General information:(310)434-4000
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:No
Student population:29,971( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:32 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $652 $652 $896 -27%
Out-of-state $5,212 $5,356 $5,768 -7%
Books and supplies $1,224 $1,224 $1,656 -26%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,400 $8,400 $11,556 -38%
Other $3,300 $3,300 $4,262 -29%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,300 $3,300 $4,262 -23%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $1,876 $1,876 $2,552 -50%
Off Campus $13,576 $13,576 $18,370 -28%
Off Campus with Family $5,176 $5,176 $6,814 -17%
On Campus $6,436 $6,580 $7,424 -14%
Off Campus $18,136 $18,280 $23,242 -22%
Off Campus with Family $9,736 $9,880 $11,686 -18%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $864
In-state fees $32
Out-of-state tuition $5,736
Out-of-state fees $32
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,410 45% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,393 45% $6,030,068 $4,329
Federal grants 1,055 34% $4,807,226 $4,557
Pell grants 1,055 34% $4,475,878 $4,243
Other federal grants 688 22% $331,348 $482
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,340 43% $1,222,842 $913
Institutional grants or scholarships Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
Student loan aid 55 2% $219,753 $3,996
Federal student loans 54 2% $186,253 $3,449
Other student loans 3 0% $33,500 $11,167
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 13,190 42% $33,117,213 $2,511
Pell grants 6,684 21% $24,149,985 $3,613
Federal student loans 529 2% $2,112,400 $3,993


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $4,031 $2,806 $3,087
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $2,715 $1,369 $1,868
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable $7,386
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 29,971
Undergraduate enrollment 29,971
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,690
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 36 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


Basketball 1813
Football 77-
Soccer -20
Softball -13
Swimming and Diving 1619
Tennis -9
Track and Field, Outdoor 3016
Track and Field, X-Country 1213
Volleyball 1211
Water Polo 1210


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges01/01/1952 Accredited


National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1989 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations65 2
Liquor law violations512
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 110
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 102
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 1588
Motor vehicle theft 001
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate16.3%
Number in default39
Number in repayment239

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00128600

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Award of less than 1 academic year
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Women's Studies1--
Category total1--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping2618-
Business Administration and Management, General123--
International Business/Trade/Commerce-35
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-1-
Office Management and Supervision-2-
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General-51
Selling Skills and Sales Operations64-
Small Business Administration/Management-43
Category total155379
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects316-
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant68-
Category total924-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Radio and Television51-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric3--
Category total101-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General61-
Computer Science7--
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General34-
Category total165-
Education Colleges
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs-2-
Category total-2-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician11-
Category total11-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management118-
Child Care Provider/Assistant2851-
Category total3959-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse62--
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist14--
Category total76--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies47--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies6041186-
Category total6511186-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences147--
Category total147--
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies2--
Category total2--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General4--
Category total4--
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General101-
Category total101-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General36--
Dance, General5--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General12--
Fashion/Apparel Design159-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies21--
Graphic Design1640-
Interior Design1432-
Music, General3--
Category total12281-
Grand total124313979