2017 Student Success Scorecard

Santa Monica College

Santa Monica College, founded in 1929 with just 153 students, is on a 38-acre main campus less than two miles from the Pacific Ocean and several nearby satellite campuses. The college is among the leaders of the state's community colleges in transferring students to the University of California, University of Southern California and other universities. The college prepares students for careers in the fields as nursing, solar technology, new media, computer technology, early childhood education, business and graphic design. The campus includes computer labs, athletic facilities, performing and visual arts spaces and active student clubs. The college’s facilities have won numerous architectural and sustainability awards.

College Profile
Remedial / ESL
Transfer Level Achievement
Persistence
30 Units
Degree Transfer
Career Technical Education
Career Development/College Preparation
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College Profile

The student population and course sections offered described in the tables are based on the 2015-16 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2010-11.

Total Students
45,474

Gender Rate
Female 55.2%
Male 44.8%
Unknown 0.0%
Age Rate
Less than 20 years old 28.3%
20 to 24 years old 36.6%
25 to 39 years old 21.3%
40 or more years old 13.8%
Unknown 0.0%
Ethnicity/Race Rate
African American 8.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 13.6%
Filipino 1.5%
Hispanic 34.8%
Pacific Islander 0.3%
White 32.2%
Two or more Races 3.7%
Unknown 5.1%
Institutional Information Rate
Full Time Equivalent Students 22,028.4
Credit Sections 6,985
Non-Credit Sections 453
Median Credit Section Size 28
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 47.2%
Percentage of First-Generation Students 37.3%
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 306:1
* Insufficient Data ** No Data

Profile - Historical Trend


Year2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-16
Students**45,02444,19045,21545,474
Gender
Female**55.3%54.5%54.8%55.2%
Male**44.7%45.5%45.2%44.8%
Unknown**0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Age
Less than 20 years old**28.1%27.5%27.5%28.3%
20 to 24 years old**36.0%37.4%37.7%36.6%
25 to 39 years old**21.3%20.9%20.8%21.3%
40 or more years old**14.6%14.2%14.1%13.8%
Unknown**0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Ethnicity/Race
African American**8.9%8.7%8.8%8.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native**0.2%0.2%0.2%0.2%
Asian**12.8%12.6%13.0%13.6%
Filipino**1.7%1.8%1.6%1.5%
Hispanic**32.2%33.3%34.3%34.8%
Pacific Islander**0.4%0.3%0.2%0.3%
White**32.4%31.8%31.8%32.2%
Two or more Races**3.4%3.6%3.7%3.7%
Unknown**7.9%7.6%6.3%5.1%
Institutional Information
Full Time Equivalent Students**21,265.221,414.921,693.822,028.4
Credit Sections**6,1446,4916,8306,985
Non-Credit Sections**410391454453
Median Credit Section Size**30292928
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty**48.0%47.2%45.1%47.2%
Percentage of First-Generation Students****37.2%37.4%37.3%
Student Counseling Ratio**373:1361:1330:1306:1
 
* Insufficient data
** No data

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Remedial / ESL

Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2010-11 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2015-16 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.

Remedial Math

29.0% N=3,215
Gender Rate N
Female 30.9 1,733
Male 26.8 1,482
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 30.2 2,190
20-24 27.1 587
25-39 27.0 322
40 OR OVER 21.6 116
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 16.4 487
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 22.2 *
ASIAN 45.3 139
FILIPINO 32.2 59
HISPANIC 29.6 1,720
PACIFIC ISLANDER 58.3 12
WHITE 34.4 640

Remedial English

46.3%
N=3,528
Gender Rate N
Female 49.6 1,789
Male 42.8 1,739
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 49.6 2,711
20-24 32.3 545
25-39 40.8 211
40 OR OVER 41.0 61
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 30.9 527
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 37.5 *
ASIAN 66.7 186
FILIPINO 57.1 70
HISPANIC 46.7 2,043
PACIFIC ISLANDER 50.0 14
WHITE 50.4 534

Remedial English As Second Language (ESL)

53.1%
N=358
Gender Rate N
Female 55.3 219
Male 49.6 139
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 51.2 43
20-24 70.5 112
25-39 48.9 137
40 OR OVER 33.3 66
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 50.0 14
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 65.1 129
FILIPINO 50.0 *
HISPANIC 42.6 68
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 46.3 134

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Transfer Level Achievement

The percent of first-time students in 2014-15 who complete 6 units and attempt any Math or English in their first year who complete a transfer-level course in Math or English in their first or second year.

Transfer Level Achievement Math

  1-Year 2-Year
  14.9% N=3,666 25.3% N=3,666
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 14.6 1,960 24.8 1,960
Male 15.2 1,706 26.0 1,706
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 14.9 3,224 25.4 3,224
20-24 15.1 324 25.0 324
25-39 15.2 99 27.3 99
40 OR OVER 5.3 19 5.3 19
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 8.7 309 17.2 309
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 * 0.0 *
ASIAN 39.4 302 57.0 302
FILIPINO 22.5 71 36.6 71
HISPANIC 8.6 1,904 16.5 1,904
PACIFIC ISLANDER 16.7 * 16.7 *
WHITE 20.0 906 33.7 906

Transfer Level Achievement English

  1-Year 2-Year
  45.3% N=3,666 64.6% N=3,666
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 46.3 1,960 66.3 1,960
Male 44.1 1,706 62.7 1,706
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 46.1 3,224 65.1 3,224
20-24 39.2 324 61.7 324
25-39 43.4 99 61.6 99
40 OR OVER 26.3 19 52.6 19
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 30.7 309 54.4 309
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 * 0.0 *
ASIAN 56.6 302 75.2 302
FILIPINO 56.3 71 74.6 71
HISPANIC 33.2 1,904 55.5 1,904
PACIFIC ISLANDER 33.3 * 66.7 *
WHITE 68.7 906 81.6 906

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Persistence

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.

Persistence College Prepared

78.8% N=1,411
Gender Rate N
Female 79.4 722
Male 78.2 689
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 79.4 1,198
20-24 76.4 148
25-39 76.5 51
40 OR OVER 64.3 14
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 72.3 65
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 83.8 259
FILIPINO 84.6 26
HISPANIC 83.8 284
PACIFIC ISLANDER 75.0 *
WHITE 74.9 684

Persistence Unprepared For College

75.5%
N=2,923
Gender Rate N
Female 77.5 1,549
Male 73.3 1,374
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 76.7 2,549
20-24 66.8 226
25-39 62.6 107
40 OR OVER 80.5 41
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 72.1 376
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 75.0 *
ASIAN 77.4 177
FILIPINO 81.5 65
HISPANIC 76.1 1,617
PACIFIC ISLANDER 62.5 *
WHITE 75.8 546

Persistence Overall

76.6%
N=4,334
Gender Rate N
Female 78.1 2,271
Male 74.9 2,063
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 77.6 3,747
20-24 70.6 374
25-39 67.1 158
40 OR OVER 76.4 55
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 72.1 441
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 77.8 *
ASIAN 81.2 436
FILIPINO 82.4 91
HISPANIC 77.3 1,901
PACIFIC ISLANDER 68.8 16
WHITE 75.3 1,230

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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30 Units

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who achieved at least 30 units.

30 Units College Prepared

78.0% N=1,411
Gender Rate N
Female 80.5 722
Male 75.3 689
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 79.5 1,198
20-24 72.3 148
25-39 66.7 51
40 OR OVER 42.9 14
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 70.8 65
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 84.6 259
FILIPINO 73.1 26
HISPANIC 77.8 284
PACIFIC ISLANDER 87.5 *
WHITE 76.5 684

30 Units Unprepared For College

66.5%
N=2,923
Gender Rate N
Female 67.7 1,549
Male 65.3 1,374
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 67.6 2,549
20-24 58.0 226
25-39 60.7 107
40 OR OVER 63.4 41
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 56.6 376
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 87.5 *
ASIAN 77.4 177
FILIPINO 70.8 65
HISPANIC 66.7 1,617
PACIFIC ISLANDER 62.5 *
WHITE 71.1 546

30 Units Overall

70.3%
N=4,334
Gender Rate N
Female 71.7 2,271
Male 68.6 2,063
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 71.4 3,747
20-24 63.6 374
25-39 62.7 158
40 OR OVER 58.2 55
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 58.7 441
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 88.9 *
ASIAN 81.7 436
FILIPINO 71.4 91
HISPANIC 68.4 1,901
PACIFIC ISLANDER 75.0 16
WHITE 74.1 1,230

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Degree Transfer - Completion

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Degree Transfer College Prepared

75.8% N=1,411
Gender Rate N
Female 81.4 722
Male 69.8 689
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 77.5 1,198
20-24 70.3 148
25-39 56.9 51
40 OR OVER 50.0 14
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 69.2 65
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 81.5 259
FILIPINO 84.6 26
HISPANIC 65.5 284
PACIFIC ISLANDER 75.0 *
WHITE 78.5 684

Persistence Unprepared For College

38.2%
N=2,923
Gender Rate N
Female 39.8 1,549
Male 36.5 1,374
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 39.2 2,549
20-24 30.1 226
25-39 34.6 107
40 OR OVER 31.7 41
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 30.9 376
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 37.5 *
ASIAN 56.5 177
FILIPINO 52.3 65
HISPANIC 32.8 1,617
PACIFIC ISLANDER 50.0 *
WHITE 51.3 546

Persistence Overall

50.5%
N=4,334
Gender Rate N
Female 53.1 2,271
Male 47.6 2,063
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 51.5 3,747
20-24 46.0 374
25-39 41.8 158
40 OR OVER 36.4 55
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 36.5 441
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 44.4 *
ASIAN 71.3 436
FILIPINO 61.5 91
HISPANIC 37.7 1,901
PACIFIC ISLANDER 62.5 16
WHITE 66.4 1,230

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Career Technical Education

Percentage of students completing more than eight units in courses classified as career technical education (or apprenticeship ) in a single discipline for the first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Technical Education College Overall

52.7% N=2,223
Gender Rate N
Female 51.4 1,144
Male 54.0 1,079
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 73.0 647
20-24 53.8 641
25-39 36.8 712
40 OR OVER 41.3 223
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 44.6 168
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 40.0 *
ASIAN 53.0 334
FILIPINO 56.9 65
HISPANIC 57.4 601
PACIFIC ISLANDER 61.5 13
WHITE 50.1 878

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Career Development and College Preparation (Non-credit)

Percentage of students tracked for six years through 2015-16, who started first time in 2010-11 in a Career Development and College Preparation course and completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Development and College Preparation (Non-credit) Overall

6.2% N=568
Gender Rate N
Female 5.7 405
Male 7.4 163
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 7.4 27
20-24 17.3 110
25-39 5.3 245
40 OR OVER 0.5 186
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 12.5 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 7.5 106
FILIPINO N/A N/A
HISPANIC 5.2 135
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 8.5 200

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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SkillsBuilder

The median percentage change in wages for students who completed higher level CTE coursework in 2013-2014 and left the system without receiving any type of traditional outcome such as transfer to a four year college or completion of a degree or certificate.

Career Builder - Mediam Earnings Change

+30.8% N=1,363
Disciplines with the highest enrollment Median percentage change Total N
Accounting 28.7% 325
Information Technology, General 32.0% 205
Business and Commerce, General 57.0% 189
Child Development/Early Care and Education 20.3% 159
Applied Photography 30.3% 131
Computer Programming 27.0% 115
Marketing and Distribution 48.8% 73
Cosmetology and Barbering 30.7% 65
Graphic Art and Design 25.6% 58
Office Technology/Office Computer Applications 18.1% 40

*: Cohort fewer than 10 students

Skills Builder - Demographics

Gender Median Percentage Change Total N
Female 30.8% 797
Male 30.8% 566
Age Median Percentage Change Total N
UNDER 20 216.9% 92
20-24 80.4% 413
25-39 21.5% 672
40 OR OVER 11.3% 186
Ethnicity/Race Median Percentage Change Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 22.0% 119
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE -74.6% *
ASIAN 32.3% 198
FILIPINO 26.0% 42
HISPANIC 30.4% 356
PACIFIC ISLANDER 12.3% *
WHITE 31.6% 537

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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