Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security

To comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Public Law 101-542), 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 on campus. 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 completion and transfer rates presented here are derived from the most current data available at the time this catalog went to press. Completion rates are calculated by tracking a cohort (group) of first-time students seeking a certificate, degree, or transfer. For the cohort of first-time freshmen entering SMC in Fall 2009, 28.37% earned a certificate or degree, transferred to a four-year institution, and/or became transfer-prepared (earned 60 or more transferable units with a GPA of 2.0 or higher) within three years of beginning coursework at SMC.

Transfer rates are calculated by tracking a cohort (group) of first-time students intending to transfer to a four-year institution. For the cohort of first-time freshmen entering SMC in Fall 2009, 18.39% transferred to a four-year institution within three years of beginning coursework at SMC.

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 (www.ope.ed.gov/security) and at the SMC Campus Police website (www.smc.edu/police). 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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