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Santa Monica College is a public institution situated in Santa Monica, California. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

106 Undergraduate Degrees

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Santa Monica College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

SMC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#111 Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards SMC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#86 Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#86 Best Registered Nursing Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#134 Highest Paid Registered Nursing Graduates College Factual
#141 Best Value Colleges for Registered Nursing College Factual
#146 Best Value Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#148 Highest Paid Nursing Graduates College Factual

Where Is Santa Monica College?


Contact details for SMC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1628
Phone: 310-434-4000

How Do I Get Into SMC?

You can apply to SMC online at:

Since Santa Monica College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Santa Monica College?

1% Take Out Loans
10.7% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At SMC, approximately 1% of students took out student loans averaging $6,111 a year. That adds up to $24,444 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SMC is 10.7%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Santa Monica College Undergraduate Student Diversity

10,005 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 25,948 undergraduate students at SMC, with 10,005 being full-time and 15,943 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 10,005 full-time undergraduates at SMC, 44% are male and 56% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Santa Monica College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 828
Black or African American 668
Hispanic or Latino 3,966
White 2,244
International Students 1,036
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,263

Over 114 countries are represented at SMC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Sweden.

Online Learning at Santa Monica College

3,570 Took All Classes Online
11,800 Took At Least One Class Online
5.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 11,800 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at SMC has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of SMC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Santa Monica College was 5.4%. This is the #1,083 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SMC regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Santa Monica College Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 106 106
TOTAL 106 106


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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