Southern Maine Community College

2 Fort Road, South Portland, ME 04106-1698

About Southern Maine Community College

Southern Maine Community College is classified as a medium-sized, rural-serving public Associate’s college with a student body of up to 7,500 students. Rural-serving institutions are located in areas with a total population of less than 500,000 residents. This large two-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 2,000 to 4,999 students. This institution awards associate’s degrees and no bachelor’s degrees. According to data for fall enrollment, 40-59% of undergraduates are enrolled part-time. Enrollment data shows that only undergraduates are enrolled at this two-year associate’s degree granting institution.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate6,261
Student Age% Under 2561%
 % 25 and Over37%
 % Age Unknown1%
Attendance Type% Full-time48%
 % Part-time52%
Race/Ethnicity% White75.7%
 % Black3.4%
 % Asian1.8%
 % Latino1.3%
 % Native American0.9%
 % Race Unknown16.3%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyWeb Design & New Media
Art Degrees OfferedAssociates Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted59%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled64%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationNeither required nor recommended
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT0%

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$20
 In-State Tuition & Fees$3,395
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$5,915
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid70%
 % Undergraduates with Loans55%
 % Undergraduates with Grants46%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,200
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,226
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$6,698
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,776
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$5,432
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,464

Neighborhood Data for the South Portland Area

Median Age39.7
Median Household Income$52,907
Total Population24,918
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total46.2% 53.8%
 Age 0-950.7%49.3%
 Age 10-1759.5%40.5%
 Age 18-2443.0%57.0%
 Age 25-2941.1%58.9%
 Age 30-3947.1%52.9%
Race/Ethnicity% White92.0%
 % Black3.0%
 % Asian3.4%
 % Latino1.5%
 % Native American0.1%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)1.0%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,226
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$6,698
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$839
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50022.9%23.8%7.5%
 $500 to $74910.6%16.8%0.0%
 $750 to $99920.7%52.4%39.7%
 Over $100045.8%7.0%43.5%
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