Student Success at SMC
For a glossary of terms used on this page, see the Student Success Glossary.
Course success of SMC students is consistently in the top quartile (25%) of all public two-year colleges nationwide.
Source: NCCBP Form 7 (Enrollee Success Rate)
SMC is proud of the diverse mix of students served by the college.
Source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment & US Census (2010), American Fact Finder
SMC student persistence across academic terms is in the top 10% of all public two-year colleges nationwide.
Source: NCCBP Executive Report, 2019
SMC has demonstrated consistent improvement and continues to exceed the national average in all eight measures of student satisfaction.
Note: In a normal distribution, the 75th percentile is .6745 standard deviations above the mean.
Source: Winter 2012, Spring 2015, Spring 2017 and Spring 2019 Ruffalo Noel Levitz Student Satisfaction Surveys
SMC's graduation rate is consistently above the state average.
SMC's graduation + transfer rate is consistently above the state and national average.
SMC has awarded over 6,000 degrees since 2000.