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 Southern Maine Community College

Southern Maine Community College - South Portland, ME

2 Fort Road, South Portland, Maine 04106-1698

General information:(207)741-5500
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Type:2-Year,Public
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:Yes
Student population:7,482( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:20 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Medium
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
More than 3%
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 $3,365 $3,395 $3,470 -2%
Out-of-state $5,885 $5,915 $6,050 -2%
Books and supplies $1,100 $1,200 $1,400 -14%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $8,212 $8,226 $8,226 0%
Other $2,776 $2,776 $2,810 -1%
Off Campus
Room and board $6,698 $6,698 $6,824 -2%
Other $5,432 $5,432 $5,724 -5%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,464 $3,464 $3,720 -7%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $15,453 $15,597 $15,906 0%
Off Campus $16,595 $16,725 $17,418 -6%
Off Campus with Family $7,929 $8,059 $8,590 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $17,973 $18,117 $18,486 0%
Off Campus $19,115 $19,245 $19,998 0%
Off Campus with Family $10,449 $10,579 $11,170 -9%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $2,580
In-state fees $890
Out-of-state tuition $5,160
Out-of-state fees $890
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
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 766 69% --
Grant or scholarship aid 540 49% $2,840,040 $5,259
Federal grants 514 46% $2,367,469 $4,606
Pell grants 514 46% $2,293,559 $4,462
Other federal grants 127 11% $73,910 $582
State/local government grant or scholarships 379 34% $451,924 $1,192
Institutional grants or scholarships 28 3% $20,647 $737
Student loan aid 567 51% $2,883,877 $5,086
Federal student loans 563 51% $2,662,187 $4,729
Other student loans 28 3% $221,690 $7,918
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 2,513 36% $11,432,728 $4,549
Pell grants 2,305 33% $9,108,651 $3,952
Federal student loans 2,508 36% $13,112,445 $5,228

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

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.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $9,233 $8,224 $8,357
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 $8,413 $7,264 $7,764
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,416 $9,181 $8,633
$48,001 - $75,000 $11,694 $11,777 $12,000
$75,001 - $110,000 $12,846 $13,260 $13,628
$110,001 and more $12,906 $13,330 $13,701

• 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.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 7,482
Undergraduate enrollment 7,482
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 593
Graduate enrollment 0
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$20

•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, 43 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

OtherMenWomen
Baseball 24-
Basketball 1514
Golf 8-
Soccer 2215
Softball -12

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education01/13/2003 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education03/12/2003 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Technical and Career Institutions07/01/1975 - 03/12/2003Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Dietetics (DIETT) - Dietetic Technician Program

01/01/1981 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

11/01/1981 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists

01/01/1986 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

04/01/1989 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations21 5
Liquor law violations003
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 211
Liquor law violations 001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 254
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 001
Motor vehicle theft 010
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 232
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 001
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate16.8%
Number in default182
Number in repayment1,080

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00552500

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

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
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General12--
Category total12--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biotechnology4--
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography7--
Category total11--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General78--
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management7--
Small Business Administration/Management--2
Category total85-2
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia30--
Category total30--
Construction Trades Colleges
Construction Trades, General17--
Plumbing Technology/Plumber103-
Category total273-
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching121-
Category total121-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD24--
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician14--
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician27--
Category total65--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist7--
Dietetic Technician12--
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)11--
Medical/Clinical Assistant21--
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other223-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer35--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse59--
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist12--
Surgical Technology/Technologist3--
Category total1823-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science40--
Fire Science/Fire-fighting30--
Category total70--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other106--
Category total106--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician12--
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/138-
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician-1-
Category total259-
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Culinary Arts/Chef Training33--
Category total33--
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist19--
Welding Technology/Welder-4-
Category total194-
Grand total677202