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SMCC At A Glance

Southern Maine Community College is a publicly supported two-year technical college offering over 30 career oriented programs and the transferable Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Studies. The college is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges with a primary mission to prepare students for immediate employment or further higher education. Approximately 2,850 students attend full or part-time, with an additional 700 students attending non-credit courses.

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Annual Expenses*

  • Tuition for Maine residents: $2,040.00 - $2,586.00
  • Tuition for nonresidents: $4,470.00 - $5,662.00
  • Room and board: $5,800.00
  • Books: $900.00 on average
  • Fees: $470.00 - $679.00
  • *Subject to change

    CampusComprised of 80 acres and 40 buildings located right on the shores of Casco Bay just 5 minutes from Portland—Maine's largest city.

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    Residence Halls
    3 coed residence hall; first-year students living at least 30 miles from campus have first choice.

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    Annual Enrollment
    1,200 full time and 4,000 part students 90% of which are Maine residents.

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    Financial Aid
    In 1999-2000, more than $4.25 million was available in grants, scholarships, loans, and work study. The College uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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    Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

    Graduates of the College's associate degree programs often elect to continue their education at colleges and universities that offer baccalaureate degrees. Transfer articulation agreements have been developed with numerous four-year colleges for a variety of degree programs. Credits earned through the College's Liberal Studies program are fully transferable to any institution within the University of Maine System.

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    SMCC is a member of four regional and national athletic conferences. The College's highly competitive teams have won many conference and regional championships. Intercollegiate (varsity) sports include:

    Basketball (men)
    Basketball (women)
    Softball (women)
    Volleyball (men)
    Volleyball (women)

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    Job Placement
    Typically more than 75% of each year's graduation class reports degree-related employment; many programs routinely achieve 100% placement. About 20% of occupational program graduates choose to pursue further education.

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The College offers "rolling" admissions. We begin accepting students in November for the following fall. Students may also be accepted for the spring semester, which begins in early January.

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Campus Tours
Campus tours are scheduled almost every Wednesday during the school year.

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One & Two Year Academic Programs
The following is a comprehensive listing of all the programs we offer here at SMCC. To find out more about a specific program click on the arrow next to each program.


Southern Maine Community College does not discriminate in its education and employment programs on the basis of age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status. The College complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Inquiries regarding Title VI and Title IX may be made to the Affirmative Action Officer, SMCC, Fort Rd., South Portland, Maine 04106. Telephone (207) 741-5507. TDD (207) 741-5667.

If you have a disabling condition and wish to request accommodations in order to have reasonable access to programs and services offered by SMCC, you must register with the ADA Services Coordinator: Mark Krogman, SMCC, Counseling Dept., Fort Rd., South Portland, Maine 04106. Telephone (207) 741-5629. TDD (207) 741-5667.

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