Santa Monica College: Ranking & Review

Santa Monica
United States
Top 14%

Santa Monica College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)29,76013,86515,895

8,979 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

3,250 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

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 livingIn-stateOut-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.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
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

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2,3662,366
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services413413
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies324324
Visual and Performing Arts231231
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences196196
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs175175
Social Sciences145145
Health Professions and Related Programs8383
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services6666
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services3939
Personal and Culinary Services3434
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies2323
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields2222
Mathematics and Statistics2121
Natural Resources and Conservation1313
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies22
Legal Professions and Studies22
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics11
Grand Total4,1964,196

A total of 4,196 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Santa Monica College.

Graduation rate30%28%32%

General info

Alternative namesSMC
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementSanta 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.?
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff1,269
Instructional FTE698
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional

Location and Contacts

Address1900 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, California, 90405-1628
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population90,000