Southwestern Michigan College students continue to demonstrate a strong success rate both as SMC students and upon transfer to a four-year university.
Students rank in the top 10% nationally for course success according to the National Community College Benchmarking Project (NCCBP). The project is a sampling of performance data from more than 250 community colleges from around the country.
Regionally, our students continue to demonstrate a strong student success rate when they transfer to Western Michigan University or Ferris State University.
On average, SMC graduates who transfer to Western Michigan University earn a higher grade-point average at Western, demonstrating they consistently outperform students who began their education at WMU.
Similar data from Ferris State University shows that our students who transferred to Ferris earned a significantly higher GPA than Ferris students in general.
|Western Michigan University|
|SMC Graduate||WMU Students|
|3.06 GPA||2.93 GPA|
|Ferris State University|
|SMC Graduates||Ferris Students|
|3.32 GPA||3.11 GPA|
Statistics for the 2015-2016 academic year