2019 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
SkillsBuilder
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College Profile

The student population and course sections offered described in the tables are based on the 2017-18 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2012-13.

Total Students
44,245

Gender Rate
Female 55.6%
Male 43.9%
Unknown 0.5%
Age Rate
Less than 20 years old 27.6%
20 to 24 years old 34.9%
25 to 39 years old 22.9%
40 or more years old 14.6%
Unknown 0.0%
Ethnicity/Race Rate
African American 8.2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 12.9%
Filipino 1.5%
Hispanic 35.8%
Pacific Islander 0.2%
White 31.9%
Two or more Races 4.3%
Unknown 5.0%
Institutional Information Rate
Full Time Equivalent Students 18,628.7
Credit Sections 6,797
Non-Credit Sections 482
Median Credit Section Size 28
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 48.4%
Percentage of First-Generation Students 36.7%
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 291:1
* Insufficient Data ** No Data

Profile - Historical Trend


Year2013-142014-152015-162016-172017-18
Students44,19045,21545,47445,07244,245
Gender
Female54.5%54.8%55.2%55.7%55.6%
Male45.5%45.2%44.8%44.3%43.9%
Unknown0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.5%
Age
Less than 20 years old27.5%27.5%28.3%28.6%27.6%
20 to 24 years old37.4%37.7%36.6%35.6%34.9%
25 to 39 years old20.9%20.8%21.3%21.9%22.9%
40 or more years old14.2%14.1%13.8%14.0%14.6%
Unknown0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Ethnicity/Race
African American8.7%8.8%8.8%8.4%8.2%
American Indian/Alaska Native0.2%0.2%0.2%0.2%0.2%
Asian12.6%13.0%13.6%13.6%12.9%
Filipino1.8%1.6%1.5%1.5%1.5%
Hispanic33.3%34.3%34.8%35.5%35.8%
Pacific Islander0.3%0.2%0.3%0.2%0.2%
White31.8%31.8%32.2%32.2%31.9%
Two or more Races3.6%3.7%3.7%3.9%4.3%
Unknown7.6%6.3%5.1%4.6%5.0%
Institutional Information
Full Time Equivalent Students21,414.921,693.822,028.422,023.818,628.7
Credit Sections6,4916,8306,9856,9366,797
Non-Credit Sections391454453466482
Median Credit Section Size2929282828
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty47.2%45.1%47.2%47.5%48.4%
Percentage of First-Generation Students37.2%37.4%37.3%37.4%36.7%
Student Counseling Ratio361:1330:1306:1296:1291:1
 
* Insufficient data
** No data

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Remedial / ESL

Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2012-13 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2017-18 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.

Remedial Math

32.8% N=2,758
Gender Rate N
Female 35.1 1,486
Male 30.1 1,272
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 32.7 1,810
20-24 30.2 592
25-39 41.9 279
40 OR OVER 22.1 77
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 23.7 434
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 30.0 10
ASIAN 43.9 107
FILIPINO 33.3 36
HISPANIC 32.9 1,587
PACIFIC ISLANDER 25.0 *
WHITE 38.6 456

Remedial English

48.8%
N=3,407
Gender Rate N
Female 52.6 1,751
Male 44.8 1,656
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 53.2 2,596
20-24 34.7 562
25-39 31.8 192
40 OR OVER 43.9 57
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 35.8 522
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 77.8 *
ASIAN 64.5 155
FILIPINO 56.3 64
HISPANIC 48.8 2,062
PACIFIC ISLANDER 54.5 11
WHITE 58.6 440

Remedial English As Second Language (ESL)

47.1%
N=274
Gender Rate N
Female 54.8 157
Male 36.8 117
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 60.0 55
20-24 48.5 66
25-39 45.3 95
40 OR OVER 36.2 58
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 42.9 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 51.5 101
FILIPINO 50.0 *
HISPANIC 50.0 40
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 41.5 106

*: 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 2016-17 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
  17.7% N=3,564 28.9% N=3,564
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 17.0 1,876 28.4 1,876
Male 18.5 1,688 29.4 1,688
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 18.1 3,111 29.0 3,111
20-24 16.8 321 32.1 321
25-39 11.0 118 21.2 118
40 OR OVER 7.1 14 7.1 14
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 10.7 299 20.7 299
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 * 0.0 *
ASIAN 35.6 278 53.2 278
FILIPINO 28.8 73 38.4 73
HISPANIC 11.7 1,781 20.8 1,781
PACIFIC ISLANDER 6.7 15 6.7 15
WHITE 23.0 903 36.8 903

Transfer Level Achievement English

  1-Year 2-Year
  55.4% N=3,564 70.3% N=3,564
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 57.4 1,876 72.5 1,876
Male 53.3 1,688 67.7 1,688
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 56.8 3,111 71.4 3,111
20-24 44.5 321 59.8 321
25-39 52.5 118 68.6 118
40 OR OVER 35.7 14 64.3 14
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 43.1 299 61.9 299
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 33.3 * 66.7 *
ASIAN 64.0 278 78.8 278
FILIPINO 60.3 73 76.7 73
HISPANIC 46.2 1,781 63.2 1,781
PACIFIC ISLANDER 46.7 15 60.0 15
WHITE 73.1 903 82.2 903

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Persistence

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.

Persistence College Prepared

80.4% N=1,472
Gender Rate N
Female 83.7 668
Male 77.6 804
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 80.4 1,270
20-24 75.9 141
25-39 88.9 54
40 OR OVER 100.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 75.0 68
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 33.3 *
ASIAN 86.5 251
FILIPINO 86.8 38
HISPANIC 79.3 363
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 77.6 625

Persistence Unprepared For College

78.3%
N=2,810
Gender Rate N
Female 80.2 1,473
Male 76.3 1,337
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 80.4 2,477
20-24 60.5 220
25-39 68.3 82
40 OR OVER 64.5 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 73.6 333
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 60.0 *
ASIAN 77.1 140
FILIPINO 75.4 57
HISPANIC 81.1 1,676
PACIFIC ISLANDER 66.7 *
WHITE 74.5 467

Persistence Overall

79.0%
N=4,282
Gender Rate N
Female 81.3 2,141
Male 76.8 2,141
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 80.4 3,747
20-24 66.5 361
25-39 76.5 136
40 OR OVER 71.1 38
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 73.8 401
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 53.8 13
ASIAN 83.1 391
FILIPINO 80.0 95
HISPANIC 80.8 2,039
PACIFIC ISLANDER 80.0 10
WHITE 76.3 1,092

*: 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 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who achieved at least 30 units.

30 Units College Prepared

78.7% N=1,472
Gender Rate N
Female 80.5 668
Male 77.2 804
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 79.4 1,270
20-24 72.3 141
25-39 77.8 54
40 OR OVER 85.7 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 73.5 68
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 33.3 *
ASIAN 87.3 251
FILIPINO 86.8 38
HISPANIC 71.3 363
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 79.2 625

30 Units Unprepared For College

67.8%
N=2,810
Gender Rate N
Female 70.7 1,473
Male 64.5 1,337
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 69.3 2,477
20-24 53.6 220
25-39 61.0 82
40 OR OVER 64.5 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 55.9 333
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 90.0 *
ASIAN 78.6 140
FILIPINO 68.4 57
HISPANIC 67.4 1,676
PACIFIC ISLANDER 83.3 *
WHITE 74.3 467

30 Units Overall

71.5%
N=4,282
Gender Rate N
Female 73.8 2,141
Male 69.3 2,141
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 72.7 3,747
20-24 60.9 361
25-39 67.6 136
40 OR OVER 68.4 38
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 58.9 401
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 76.9 13
ASIAN 84.1 391
FILIPINO 75.8 95
HISPANIC 68.1 2,039
PACIFIC ISLANDER 90.0 10
WHITE 77.1 1,092

*: 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 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Degree Transfer College Prepared

73.2% N=1,472
Gender Rate N
Female 77.7 668
Male 69.4 804
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 74.5 1,270
20-24 66.0 141
25-39 63.0 54
40 OR OVER 57.1 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 60.3 68
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 86.9 251
FILIPINO 81.6 38
HISPANIC 58.4 363
PACIFIC ISLANDER 75.0 *
WHITE 78.1 625

Persistence Unprepared For College

39.2%
N=2,810
Gender Rate N
Female 42.8 1,473
Male 35.2 1,337
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 40.2 2,477
20-24 29.5 220
25-39 37.8 82
40 OR OVER 35.5 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 35.4 333
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 60.0 *
ASIAN 51.4 140
FILIPINO 42.1 57
HISPANIC 35.0 1,676
PACIFIC ISLANDER 33.3 *
WHITE 52.5 467

Persistence Overall

50.9%
N=4,282
Gender Rate N
Female 53.7 2,141
Male 48.1 2,141
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 51.8 3,747
20-24 43.8 361
25-39 47.8 136
40 OR OVER 39.5 38
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 39.7 401
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 46.2 13
ASIAN 74.2 391
FILIPINO 57.9 95
HISPANIC 39.2 2,039
PACIFIC ISLANDER 50.0 10
WHITE 67.1 1,092

*: 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 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Technical Education College Overall

56.4% N=1,958
Gender Rate N
Female 55.4 978
Male 57.3 980
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 77.4 597
20-24 61.1 543
25-39 39.6 604
40 OR OVER 33.2 214
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 52.0 179
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 57.3 307
FILIPINO 63.5 63
HISPANIC 61.8 600
PACIFIC ISLANDER 66.7 *
WHITE 53.5 675

*: 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 2017-18, who started first time in 2012-13 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

N/A N=Less Than 10
Gender Rate N
Female N/A *
Male N/A *
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 N/A *
20-24 N/A *
25-39 N/A *
40 OR OVER N/A *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN N/A *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN N/A *
FILIPINO N/A *
HISPANIC N/A *
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE N/A *

*: 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 2015-2016 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

+30.1% N=1,512
Disciplines with the highest enrollment Median percentage change Total N
Accounting 38.0% 379
Business and Commerce, General 37.9% 227
Child Development/Early Care and Education 23.3% 200
Information Technology, General 27.4% 178
Applied Photography 16.9% 132
Computer Programming 50.0% 131
Marketing and Distribution 47.5% 106
Graphic Art and Design 33.8% 82
Office Technology/Office Computer Applications 44.9% 51
Cosmetology and Barbering 26.4% 47

*: Cohort fewer than 10 students

Skills Builder - Demographics

Gender Median Percentage Change Total N
Female 24.4% 866
Male 38.2% 646
Age Median Percentage Change Total N
UNDER 20 130.5% 92
20-24 97.7% 455
25-39 22.3% 730
40 OR OVER 9.8% 235
Ethnicity/Race Median Percentage Change Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 30.1% 168
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 43.1% *
ASIAN 37.8% 199
FILIPINO 32.2% 43
HISPANIC 33.1% 468
PACIFIC ISLANDER 21.6% *
WHITE 24.1% 538

*: 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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