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Southern Maine Community College

Southern Maine Community College

Southern Maine Community College is a community college located in South Portland, Maine. It is one of seven colleges in the Maine Community College System. It was founded in 1946 as a day school known as the Maine Vocational Technical Institute. Today, the main campus is spread across an area of more than 75 acres overlooking Casco Bay. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study.

SMCC enrolls more than 5,000 full and part-time students. The athletics department of the college fields several men's and women's sports teams, nicknamed the Seawolves. The teams participate in a wide variety of sports like basketball, baseball, golf and soccer.

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Contacting Southern Maine Community College

Southern Maine Community College
2 Fort Road
South Portland , ME 04106-1698
General Phone: (207) 741-5500
http://www.smccME.edu

Southern Maine Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts87liberal arts and humanities
Security and Law Enforcement72criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Engineering Technician70electronics tech, HVAC tech, computer engineering tech, architectural drafting
Business and Management66business management
Medical Support and Technology55medical assistant, pharmacy tech, cardiovascular tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, radiographer
Nursing and Emergency Medicine52EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Media30digital communications
Construction Trades30construction, masonry, electrician, plumbing
Cooking and Culinary Arts19chef training
Therapy and Counseling17mental and social health services
Production Trades15machinist, welding
Education and Teaching15early childhood education
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy13dietetic technician, dietetics and clinical nutrition
Mechanics and Repair11automobile mechanics
Hospitality9hotel management
Science8biotechnology, marine biology
Landscaping and Horticulture8applied horticulture
Office and Administration4office management
Transportation1construction equipment operation

Number of programs and degrees for Southern Maine Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Associate's degree55631
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years2110
Award of less than 1 academic year52

Southern Maine Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Southern Maine Community College had a total enrollment of 5,113 students (3,343 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 62%
Women 38%
Full-Time 82%
Part-Time 18%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 77%
Black 3%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 15%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 23%
20-21 19%
22-24 15%
25-29 14%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

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

ResidencePercent
Maine94%
Massachusetts2%
New Hampshire2%
Vermont1%

Southern Maine Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 52 %
Part-Time 45 %

Southern Maine Community College Room and Board (2007)

Southern Maine Community College offers campus housing for 415 of its 3,343 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Southern Maine Community College Admissions and Selectivity

Acceptances:

GroupApplicantsAcceptedPercent
Accepted
EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled
Total2,5261,70668%1,14567%
Men1,4151,00571%71571%
Women1,11170163%43061%

Application Requirements:

ItemRequirement
GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Southern Maine Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,290
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,750
Room and board $ 7,746
Room charge $ 4,946
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,800
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 2,776

Financial Aid:
Southern Maine Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 552500)

Southern Maine Community College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track6738

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year4$77,6063$70,949
Associate professorcalendar year2*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*1*
Instructorcalendar year2*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year10$66,0715$66,293

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year21$62,4449$61,371
Associate professoracademic year3$49,3955$47,517
Assistant professoracademic year18$50,30312$48,599
Instructoracademic year15$45,9567$50,458
All faculty totalacademic year57$53,58433$52,313

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

Southern Maine Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, General
Electrician
Mason/Masonry
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician

Hospitality
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Media
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Medical Support And Technology
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetic Technician (DTR)
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other

Office And Administration
Office Management and Supervision

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Science
Biotechnology
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other

Transportation
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation

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Southern Maine Community College Highlights

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What Sets Southern Maine Community College Apart:

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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(colleges not offering open-admission)
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Salaries of full-time faculty
(for colleges of its size and type)
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Number of degree programs
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 8%Southern Maine Community College Number of degree programs
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Southern Maine Community College % of freshmen enrolled part-time
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Southern Maine Community College % of degrees in security and law enforcement
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Southern Maine Community College Number of students
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Southern Maine Community College Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of accepted students who choose to enroll
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 15%Southern Maine Community College % of accepted students who choose to enroll
% of degrees in landscaping and horticulture
(colleges not offering open-admission)
Top 17%Southern Maine Community College % of degrees in landscaping and horticulture
Male % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Southern Maine Community College Male % of student body
% of degrees in photography and commercial art
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Southern Maine Community College % of degrees in photography and commercial art
% of degrees in construction trades
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Southern Maine Community College % of degrees in construction trades
% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Southern Maine Community College % of degrees in engineering technician

Notable:
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan

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