Southern Maine Community College

South Portland, ME 04106
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Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) is located in South Portland, Maine. SMCC was established in 1946 and is a part of the Maine Community College System. This school serves over 7,000 students and is a public two-year institution. It offers students plenty of options by having a lot of academic programs. SMCC has associate degree programs, diploma programs, and technical certificate programs for students to pursue. All of the programs are designed to help students advance their career prospects. This school even has an athletics program for students to participate in. There are a number of different men's and women's team sports available for students to choose from.

The SMCC nursing program is one of the best options for prospective nurses in the area. Nursing students will be able to take advantage of this associate degree in nursing program to get a really thorough education. It offers students a chance to increase their knowledge while learning all of the practical and technical skills that nurses rely on every single day. This nursing program is approved by the Maine State Board of Nursing and it is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). This school also has options for LPN's to pursue becoming an RN, as well as bachelor degree transfer partnerships for RN graduates. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students5,972
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate56%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 6 58
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 90%

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Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
03/12/2003 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
04/01/1989 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $20
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$92/credit
In State Students$92/credit
Out of State Students$184/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $4,140 $4,140 $8,280
ADN 70 $6,440 $6,440 $12,880
BSN 125 $11,500 $11,500 $23,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 80% of Southern Maine Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 53% $4,034
Other Federal Grant 6% $1,215
State Grant & Scholarships 36% $1,445
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 38% $1,078
Federal Student Loans 43% $4,120
Private Loans 2% $6,090


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$9,716
$30,001 to $48,000$10,131
$48,001 to $75,000$13,148
$75,001 to $110,000$15,032
Over $110,000$15,742

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Maine state board of nursing.
Southern Maine Community College
2 Fort Road
South Portland, ME 04106

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