South Mountain Community College

South Mountain Community College

South Mountain Community College was established as a part of the Maricopa County Community College District on April 18, 1978. This community college is located in Phoenix, Arizona. More than 8,000 students enroll in SMCC every year. Apart from its main campus, classes are also offered in:

  • Ahwatukee Foothills Center
  • Guadalupe Center
  • Laveen Center

South Mountain Community College offers associates degrees in arts, business, applied science and general studies, as well as certificate programs in various fields of study. Transfer programs to other colleges are also available.

The athletics department of SMCC fields men's teams in baseball, basketball, golf and soccer, and women's teams in basketball, golf, volleyball, soccer and softball. The teams are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference.

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South Mountain Community College
7050 S 24th St
Phoenix , AZ 85040
General Phone: (602) 243-8135

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South Mountain Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts182liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities, interdisciplinary studies
Art Studies122art studies
Science41natural sciences, physical sciences
Computer Science and Engineering30computer and info science, information technology, systems analyst, web design, computer networking, computer security, computer support
Business and Management19business, business management, business administration, entrepreneurship, MIS, marketing
Education and Teaching17education, adult education, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, education courses
Therapy and Counseling13behavioral sciences
Office and Administration0administrative assistant, office data entry
Family and Social Work0child development, child care management, child care provider
Media0radio and TV tech
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

Number of programs and degrees for South Mountain Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year3618
Associate's degree23522
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years15310

South Mountain Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, South Mountain Community College had a total enrollment of 4,254 students (2,086 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 32%
Black 15%
Hispanic 36%
Asian 4%
American Indian 5%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 16%
18-19 18%
20-21 11%
22-24 10%
25-29 11%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 11%
50-64 7%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)5%
State unknown1%

South Mountain Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 53 %
Part-Time 32 %

South Mountain Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Phoenix, Arizona for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Arizona Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

South Mountain Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,734
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,894
Books and supplies $ 1,120

Financial Aid:
South Mountain Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2146600)

South Mountain Community College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year30$77,96634$76,546
All faculty totalacademic year30$77,96634$76,546

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

South Mountain Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports173350

South Mountain Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security
Information Technology
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management
Child Development

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Natural Sciences
Physical Sciences

Therapy And Counseling
Behavioral Sciences

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
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checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
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