Student Right-to-Know Statement

To comply with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-542)—also known as the Jean Clery Disclosure Act—Santa Monica College makes available the completion and transfer rates of first-time, full-time students seeking certificates, degrees, or transfer, as well as statistical information about the types and number of crimes committed on SMC’s main and satellite campuses. The College provides this data to inform all current and prospective students—as “consumers” of higher education—on how well Santa Monica College compares with other postsecondary institutions.

Completion & Transfer Rates

Santa Monica College is Number One in transferring students to University of California (UC) campuses (including UCLA), the California State University (CSU) system, the University of Southern California (USC), Loyola Marymount University (LMU), and a variety of other top-ranked colleges and universities across the nation.

The student success rates published here are based on tracking a group (cohort) of first-time, full-time students seeking certificates, degrees, or transfer for a three-year period that begins with the Fall semester of the year the students first enroll in college. The completion and transfer rates presented here are derived from the most current data available at the time this catalog went to press, and the student success rates apply only to those students who entered SMC in Fall 2007.

Of the Fall 2007 cohort, 48.03% of the first-time, full-time students earned a degree or certificate at Santa Monica College or transferred from SMC to another postsecondary institution, such as a University of California or California State University campus, or to another California Community College.

Crime Statistics for the College Community

Campus crime statistics are compiled and reported according to the guidelines specified in the Clery Act (20 USC 1092F), as defined under the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting procedures. SMC’s crime statistics are available online at the US Department of Education website ( and at the SMC Campus Police website ( Campus crime statistics—along with safety and crime prevention information—can also be found at many locations at SMC, and are available to the public upon request. Contact the SMC Campus Police Office (434-4608) for details.

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