Santa Monica College: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - Below AverageQuality:Education Quality Rating - Below AverageSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - BadCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Oustanding
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Santa Monica College is a very large two-year, public school with 30,615 students enrolled. This school was originated in 1929 and is one of the 5 colleges and schools located in Santa Monica, California.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
55
Fair
At Santa Monica College you can receive your 1-year certificate or associate's degree.

Santa Monica College implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and lets you to select from 55 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Biology, Management, Business, and Communication and Journalism. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges.


Student Retention
69%
Bad
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. Nevertheless, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Santa Monica College student retention rate is relatively low at 69% (below California average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
30 : 1
High
The graduation rate at Santa Monica College is low: 38%. Approximately 27% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Santa Monica College is a bit disappointing -- 30:1. Read more on faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$8,200
Low
Average tuition costs are relatevely low, around $8,100 a year. The additional fees at Santa Monica College not covered by tuition are about $100, which totals $8,200 a year.

Read the details about Santa Monica College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The college will consider accepting dual credits and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) earned prior to admission.

To receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about enrolling to Santa Monica College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (310) 434-4000 or check Santa Monica College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
D-
Unsafe
Santa Monica College provides a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a great option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Santa Monica College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
At present there is no on-campus housing at Santa Monica College.

Based on the college crime data, Santa Monica College appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Santa Monica College Location and Maps



Post Address: Santa Monica College, 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90405-1628, USA
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