Santa Monica College is a public
two-year college, serving about 30,000 students each semester, with
about 350 full-time faculty members. The College is highly-regarded,
with a commitment to transfer education, professional training,
and the arts. SMC has the highest transfer numbers by far of any
college or university to the University of California, including
the highest transfer numbers of African American students and Latino
students, and is the westsides leading provider of professional
and career training.
Santa Monica College was recently ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine
as one of the top 10 community colleges in the country.
Each year, more than 100 U.S. colleges and universities recruit
Santa Monica College students for transfer to their institution.
Santa Monica College is also the regional leader in providing College-credit
classes on high school campuses. This dual-credit enrollment program
is now operating at 29 area high schools.
As a consequence of its popularity and commitment to program, SMC
serves an exceptionally diverse student body.
Additionally, the College attracts a large number of international
students with students from more than 100 countries now attending
Also, the College uses its non-credit state funding to operate the
Emeritus College program, a national model program serving 3,500
seniors with more than 180 classes of interest each semester.
Finally, the College has achieved a regional reputation for innovation
in the visual and performing arts, from its nationally-recognized
public radio station KCRW, to portfolio programs such as the Academy
of Entertainment and Technology, to national award-winning academic
programs in theater, dance, music, art and photography.
For more information, visit the SMC website at www.smc.edu.