Santa Monica College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics
|Enrolled total (including graduate students)||29,760||13,865||15,895|
8,979 students enrolled in some distance education courses.
3,250 enrolled exclusively in distance education.
Enrollment by race or ethnicity
It’s free to apply for undergraduates.
Santa Monica College has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.
Santa Monica College Tuition
|Total cost for students living||In-state||Out-of-state|
|The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.|
Santa Monica College does not provide on-campus housing.
|Tuition for Full-time undergraduates||$1,104||$8,520|
|Fees for full-time undergraduates||$38||$38|
|Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates||$46||$355|
Programs and Degrees
|Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities||2,366||2,366|
|Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services||413||413|
|Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies||324||324|
|Visual and Performing Arts||231||231|
|Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences||196||196|
|Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs||175||175|
|Health Professions and Related Programs||83||83|
|Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services||66||66|
|Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services||39||39|
|Personal and Culinary Services||34||34|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies||23||23|
|Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields||22||22|
|Mathematics and Statistics||21||21|
|Natural Resources and Conservation||13||13|
|Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies||2||2|
|Legal Professions and Studies||2||2|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics||1||1|
A total of 4,196 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Santa Monica College.
|Religious affiliation||Not applicable|
|Mission Statement||Santa Monica College provides a safe, inclusive, and dynamic learning environment that encourages personal and intellectual exploration - one that challenges and supports students in achieving their educational goals. Students learn to contribute to the local and global community as they develop an understanding of their relationship to diverse social, cultural, political, economic, technological, and natural environments. The College recognizes that each individual makes a critical contribution to the achievement of this mission. Santa Monica College's academic programs and support services are intended to serve diverse individuals from local, national, and global communities who are seeking high-quality, affordable undergraduate education. The College offers certificates, Associate degrees, a baccalaureate degree, and streamlined pathways for transfer to university and for career training. The College promotes a commitment to lifelong learning among students and the communities it serves.?|
|Total FTE staff||1,269|
|Sector of institution||Public, 4-year or above|
|Control of institution||Public|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional|
Location and Contacts
|Address||1900 Pico Blvd|
Santa Monica, California, 90405-1628
|Urbanization level||City: Small|