South Mountain Community College (SMCC)

Phoenix, AZ

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South Mountain Community College Student Essentials

South Mountain Community College Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Cougar
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Parking Permit Required: No
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $1,854
Out-of-State Tuition: $7,638
Retention Rate: 60%
Enrollment: 8,027
Year Established: 1979

About SMCC

South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, Arizona, is more than just a community college.

Students may enroll in traditional academic or occupational associate’s degree programs in fields like:

  • Business
  • Healthcare
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Science

However, some of South Mountain Community College’s academics are in highly specialized fields, rarely seen at a college or university. One of these more distinctive programs is through the school’s Fine Arts and Storytelling Institute. Here, students may undertake a theatre or visual arts degree. They may also earn a certificate in the unique and ancient art of storytelling.

Another of South Mountain Community College’s distinctive programs is in Bilingual Nursing. This program trains future nurses to treat English-speaking as well as Spanish-speaking patients.

South Mountain Community College offers departmental scholarships to students in certain majors. These scholarships usually have a minimum GPA requirement. Other types of financial aid consist mainly of need-based awards like grants and loans.

South Mountain Community College has an open admissions policy for most programs, which means that anyone may register for classes by simply completing an admissions application. Certain programs, like nursing, have additional requirements.

SMCC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

67% of students gave South Mountain Community College 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

The school is awesome and the teachers are great. They speak to us as an individual and equally . Just like one student to another. these teachers as I said are the greatest.

SMCC Map & Location

South Mountain Community College
7050 S 24th St
Phoenix, AZ 85042

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Getting Around SMCC


Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.


SMCC Students

Total Students 8,027

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 37%
  • African American: 19%
  • Caucasian: 25%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 5%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Unknown and Other: 11%
Latino 37%
African American 19%
Caucasian 25%
American Indian or Alaska native 5%
Asian 4%
Unknown and Other 11%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 18%
Part-Time 82%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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