SMC is the Place for You!
SMC has transferred more students to UC campuses than any other college in the country — for 25+ years straight. SMC is also tops in transfers to USC and LMU, and the top feeder west of the Mississippi to the Ivy League Columbia University.
See transfer statistics: #1 Transfer Rate to UC, UCLA, USC, and LMU
SMC also has a great Cosmetology, Registered Nursing (NCLEX), and Respiratory Therapy (RBA) license exam rates.
SMC offers the same lower-division courses as UC, California State University, and other four-year campuses at a fraction of the cost. Students who start at SMC can save thousands of dollars while benefitting from rigorous smaller classes, personalized counseling, and great professors whose focus is teaching — not research.
Cost for Average Summer Course*
It’s easy to figure out why SMC’s summer sessions are a great break for your budget:
*Costs at CSUN and UCLA may be higher for students not currently enrolled or continuing at those schools. Costs include campus fees. High school students can enroll in summer classes at SMC for free.
For more information on tuition and fees, visit Tuition & Fees.
Santa Monica College’s academic excellence is driven by professors with distinguished credentials, representing the best in their fields: award-winning artists, scholars, authors, scientists…you name it. They teach at SMC because they believe in the power of the student-teacher connection.
Awards SMC Received
- Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education from the Institute of International Education
- Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization from NAFSA Association of International Educators
- Silver Bike Friendly University Award
- SMC Film Program Awards
- State of California Department of Finance Award for Innovation in Higher Education
- U.S. Department of Commerce President’s “E” Award for Exports
More coming soon!
SMC’s 180+ career education degrees and certificates are the launchpad for your future. Through strong industry partnerships, exceptional faculty with professional expertise, and dynamic programs, we train our students to excel in their dream careers. From traditional fields like Business, Early Childhood Education, and Health Sciences to 21st-century fields like Computer Science and Information Systems, Technical Theatre, Sustainable Technologies, a Bachelor Degree in Interaction Design, and so much more!
SMC’s hallmark Emeritus Program offers free, specially designed classes and workshops to about 3,000 older adults. And there is a plethora of continuing education, professional development, and personal interest classes offered through SMC’s Community Education division.