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Discover SMC

At SMC, we offer a smarter kind of college education to make learning a fresh, exciting experience that’s relevant to you…and surprisingly affordable. For 33 years straight, we’ve led the nation in transfers to University of California (UC) campuses — including UC Berkeley and UCLA!

What Interests You?

Explore Areas of Interest at SMC to pursue your education and career goals.

View a list of all our programs.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

We offer a variety of financial aid and scholarships to help you reach your goals.

Learn more about the SMC Promise Program.

Study in California

International Students recognize SMC as one of the best community colleges in California and the nation.

Online Degrees

SMC offer's classes both on-campus & online. Check out our fully online degree options.

We Love SMC



In transfers to the UCs, UCLA, USC, & LMU for 33 years


Degrees & Certificates


In transfer of African American and Latinx students to UCs


$50 Million in Financial Aid & Scholarships

Best Film Schools in the US and Canada, 2024
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