Student Success

Student Success at SMC

Course success of SMC students is consistently in the top quartile (25%) of all public two-year colleges nationwide.Chart depicting SMC's success rate, which was 81% for the Fall 2017 cohort

Source: NCCBP Form 7 (Enrollee Success Rate)


SMC is proud of the diverse mix of students served by the college.

A data chart showing the racial makeup of SMC students

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.

Chart depicting SMC's student persistence rate, which was 79% for next-term enrollment and 52% for fall-to-fall

Source: NCCBP Executive Report, 2018



SMC has demonstrated consistent improvement and continues to exceed the national average in all eight measures of student satisfaction.

A chart depicting student satisfaction

Note: In a normal distribution, the 75th percentile is .6745 standard deviations above the mean.


Chart depicting students' satisfaction with SMC

Source: Winter 2012, Spring 2015, Spring 2017 and Spring 2019 Ruffalo Noel Levitz Student Satisfaction Surveys