You've come to a special place. We believe that Santa Monica College offers an outstanding and unique educational experience and a community wealth of resources. Our academic excellence and prime location in a vibrant urban area attracts students from all over the world.
Santa Monica College is a two-year community college- accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges- with approximately 34,000 students and offers in more than 80 fields of study. Set on a 38-acre main campus less than two miles from the beach and several nearby satellite campuses, Santa Monica College has everything today's student needs to succeed computer labs, athletic facilities, performing and visual arts spaces, and active student clubs. We are the leader among the state's 112 community colleges in transferring students to the University of California, University of Southern California and other four-year campuses. We also pride ourselves on preparing students for careers of the 21st century in such fields as nursing and health care, solar technology and other green careers, entertainment technology, computer technology, early childhood education, business, graphic design and other occupations.