Santa Monica College: Statistics

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#3439 of 14,131 In the World
#984 of 2,597 In North America
#916 of 2,496 In the United States
#80 of 249 In California
#1 of 3 In Santa Monica
#4662 of 6,281 For Sociology
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Acceptance rate
100%
Aid receiving
72%
Undergraduates
23,408
Male:Female Ratio
43:57
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree
Website
www.smc.edu

Santa Monica College Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Santa Monica College has an acceptance rate of 100% and is among the 23% of the easiest universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

10,257 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

6,187 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

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.

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

Hispanic 9761 (42%)
White 6174 (26%)
Asian 2156 (9%)
Black or African American 1968 (8%)
Nonresident Alien 1230 (5%)
Two or more races 1223 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 821 (4%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 40 (0.2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 12 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Average aid awarded
$4,809
Students receiving aid
72%

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district $1,104
Tuition in-state $1,104
Tuition out-of-state $9,048
Fee in-district $42
Fee in-state $42
Fee out-of-state $42

Santa Monica College majors

Santa Monica College has granted 26 bachelor's degrees in Visual and Performing Arts, Other. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Santa Monica College.

Major Associate Bachelor
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 977
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 515
Biological and Physical Sciences 405
Business Administration and Management, General 336
Psychology, General 207
Political Science and Government, General 183
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 175
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 106
Child Care Provider & Assistant 84
Sociology, General 79
Economics, General 61
Art & Art Studies, General 56
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 46
Mathematics, General 46
Computer Programming & Programmer, General 43
Computer Science 42
History, General 42
Accounting Technology & Technician and Bookkeeping 39
Film & Cinema & Media Studies 33
Education & Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 30
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 26
Graphic Design 26
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 26
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects 25
Cinematography and Film & Video Production 24
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 24
Journalism 24
Visual and Performing Arts, General 19
Interior Design 18
Photographic and Film & Video Technology & Technician 18
Fashion & Apparel Design 17
Anthropology, General 16
Music, General 16
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management 13
Radio and Television 12
Respiratory Care Therapy & Therapist 12
Women's Studies 11
Dance, General 9
Environmental Studies 9
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 9
Geography 9
Selling Skills and Sales Operations 9
Advertising 8
Office Management and Supervision 8
Pre-Engineering 7
Spanish Language and Literature 7
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 7
International Relations and Affairs 6
Cosmetology & Cosmetologist, General 4
Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology & Technician 4
Technical Theatre & Theatre Design and Technology 4
Data Entry & Microcomputer Applications, General 3
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 3
Data Modeling & Warehousing and Database Administration 2
Energy Systems Technology & Technician 2
Legal Administrative Assistant & Secretary 2
Medical Administrative & Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 2
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 1
Grand Total 3,921 26

Santa Monica College has a graduation rate of 32%, which is among the 14% lowest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 32% 30% 33%

Publications & Citations

Santa Monica College has published 237 scientific papers with 2,617 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Medicine, Biology, Sociology, Political Science, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Law, Psychology, and History.

Publications
237
Citations
2,617

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
158 / 1,761
Medicine
104 / 1,439
Biology
103 / 1,625
Sociology
92 / 1,289
Political Science
90 / 1,032
Environmental Science
85 / 1,376
Computer Science
80 / 855
Law
78 / 971
Psychology
77 / 1,261
History
70 / 596
Philosophy
70 / 578
Engineering
62 / 502
Physics
58 / 570
Geography and Cartography
52 / 890
Geology
52 / 977
Art & Design
47 / 263
Mathematics
46 / 591
Archaeology
46 / 566
Paleontology
44 / 806
Ecology
39 / 792
Chemistry
38 / 543
Genetics
38 / 379
Business
36 / 280
Economics
36 / 447
Health Science
30 / 641
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
30 / 269
Psychiatry
30 / 543
Linguistics
29 / 263
Education Majors
28 / 530
Math Teachers
27 / 497
Pathology
26 / 157
Development Studies
24 / 364
Anthropology
24 / 310
Statistics
24 / 256
Quantum and Particle physics
23 / 159
Social Psychology
23 / 334
Neuroscience
23 / 477
Gender Studies
22 / 107
Literature
22 / 72
Child Psychology
22 / 609

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 1 5
1991 1 3
1992 2 3
1993 4 13
1994 2 5
1995 0 8
1996 3 5
1997 0 11
1998 0 15
1999 4 7
2000 2 15
2001 5 15
2002 4 14
2003 3 21
2004 6 27
2005 2 23
2006 5 31
2007 4 34
2008 4 69
2009 7 67
2010 8 72
2011 4 75
2012 3 112
2013 12 96
2014 8 106
2015 14 127
2016 9 139
2017 10 141
2018 15 165
2019 7 189
2020 16 253
2021 19 288
2022 15 248
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Santa Monica College alumni

  1. Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1947-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    politicianpowerliftersoldierfilm directorentrepreneur
    Biography

    Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian and American actor, businessman, filmmaker, retired professional bodybuilder, and politician who served as the 38th governor of California between 2003 and 2011. Time magazine named Schwarzenegger one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2004 and 2007.

  2. Muhammad Ali

    Muhammad Ali
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-2016 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    boxer
    Biography

    Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer and activist. Nicknamed "The Greatest", he is regarded as one of the most significant sports figures of the 20th century and is often regarded as the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time. In 1999, he was named Sportsman of the Century by Sports Illustrated and the Sports Personality of the Century by the BBC.

  3. Sean Penn

    Sean Penn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in Santa Monica College
    Studied in 1920
    Occupations
    actorfilm producerwriterscreenwriterpolitical activist
    Biography

    Sean Justin Penn is an American actor and film director. He has won Academy Awards for his roles in the mystery drama Mystic River (2003) and the biopic Milk (2008).

  4. James Dean

    James Dean
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1931-1955 (aged 24)
    Enrolled in Santa Monica College
    Studied Pre-law
    Occupations
    television actoractorfilm actorstage actorracing automobile driver
    Biography

    James Byron Dean was an American actor. He is remembered as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark. The other two roles that defined his stardom were loner Cal Trask in East of Eden (1955) and surly ranch hand Jett Rink in Giant (1956).

All 46 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names SMC
Total FTE staff 1,136
Carnegie classification Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional

Location and contacts

Address 1900 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, California, 90405-1628
United States
City population 93,000
Phone 3104344000