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SMCC Demographics & Diversity

South Portland, Maine

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at SMCC are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 19% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Southern Maine Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 81%
Black 7%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 0%
Race Unknown 3%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 22% more female students than male students enrolled at Southern Maine Community College with a gender ratio of 55% women to 45% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, SMCC has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Southern Maine Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 45%
Women 55%
Enrollment by gender for Southern Maine Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,639
Women 3,213

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

SMCC serves a very low number of students outside of Maine, with 91 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Southern Maine Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 91%
Out of State 9%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$56,256 per year

51% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
5,852
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 40.8%
Part time Undergrads 50.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=161545 IPEDS survey data for Southern Maine Community College.