Why Choose SMCC?

Start smart and finish strong at SMCC. Pay among the lowest tuition and fees in New England. Experience hands-on learning and support to succeed at our two campuses, off-site or online. Start here, then transfer and get a bachelor’s degree for less or start your career and become one of Maine’s highest-earning graduates. Plus, experience campus life with athletics, clubs, dorms and more!


SMCC has among the lowest tuition & fees in New England–only $3,820 per year in-state. That means little or no student debt.


Image of dollar BillsSMCC students are awarded
$19 Million
in financial aid
every year.
Hand holding coinYou could be eligible for up to
in free Pell grants
every year to help pay for college.
Loan iconOn average
SMCC students receive
in loans
every year to help pay for college.


Save thousands of dollars while you learn at SMCC. Then choose your 4-year college, and we’ll help you get there.

  • Seamless transfer options into numerous degree programs at well-known colleges & universities.
  • SMCC students have transferred and completed their 4-year degrees at over 50 leading institutions.
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Get real-world experience from faculty who work in their field and the support you need to reach and exceed your goals.


ELIZABETH Ehrenfeld: Biotechnology Professor

Formerly employed at Idexx Laboratories in Maine and Nestle in Switzerland. “My favorite part of teaching is working with students and watching them succeed. My students are excited about learning and they take advantage of the opportunities we offer.”

Earn more with SMCC!
Earn more with SMCC!

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On average, college
graduates earn
$1 Million
over their lifetimes than
high school graduates.

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SMCC graduates
earn some of the highest wages
per year. According to the U.S.
Department of Education

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SMCC graduates
gain employment or continue their education
within 9 months of graduation.


Choose programs and courses that fit your schedule at our South Portland and Brunswick campuses, off-site and online.

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online classes
per year
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student to faculty
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in South Portland & Brunswick

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in Biddeford, Bonny Eagle, Casco/Naples, Massabesic, Portland, Sacopee Valley, and Windham

Academic PROGRAMS »

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Meet Paul Arsenault: SMCC Alumnus

“SMCC has provided me flexibility”

“I came to college 12 years after high school, and I’m planning to get a job in mechanical design after earning my degree in Architectural & Engineering Design. Thanks to SMCC, I’ve been able to juggle my academic work with a full-time job and the responsibilities that come with a family and a young son.”

Do more at SMCC!
Do more at SMCC!

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