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Santa Monica College

Santa Monica, California, United States
Santa Monica College

Santa Monica College is a public, community college in Santa Monica, California. Founded as a junior college in 1929, SMC enrolls over 30,000 students in more than 90 fields of study. Although initially serving primarily pre-college high school students, the college quickly expanded its enrollment to educate college-age students and non-traditional students with the primary intention to transfer to a four-year university. It is one of the few schools which has high transfer rates to four-year universities such as Universities of California or California State Universities. Today, two-thirds of students at Santa Monica College are enrolled part-time. With over 2,000 employees, SMC is a major employer in the Greater Los Angeles Area and has a significant impact in the region's economy. Occupying the entire Santa Monica Community College District, SMC is the only public institution of higher education in Santa Monica.

Former names Santa Monica Junior College, (1929–1945), Santa Monica City College, (1945–1970)
Motto Humanitas, Veritas, Munus (Latin)
Motto (English) Friendliness, Truth, Service
Type Public community college
Established 1929
Academic affiliation CCCS, ACCJC
Budget $574.1 million (2016–17)
President Kathryn E. Jeffery
Academic staff 2,023
Students 30,830 (Fall 2016), 11,315 full-time, 19,515 part-time
Other students 3,396 non-credit
Campus Urban, 38 acres
Newspaper The Corsair
Colors Blue and white
Athletics CCCAA – WSC, SCFA (football)
Mascot Pico the Corsair

About Santa Monica College

Public community college that was originally founded as Santa Monica Junior College. The school enrolls around 30,000 students each year.

Achievement of Santa Monica College

On June 7, 2013, the school was tragically struck by a killing spree that left six people dead including the shooter. 

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Latest information about Santa Monica College updated on July 28 2021.