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Disclosures and Policies

South Mountain Community College adheres to all Federal, State, and Maricopa District policies, regulations, disclosure reporting requirements, and laws. Most policies are found in the college catalog, handbook, or on the Maricopa Community College District website.

The Rights and Responsibilities will provide you with a quick way to research some of the most requested policy information.

Academic Programs

Information about the academic programs offered by South Mountain Community College may be viewed by individual degree or certificate.


South Mountain Community College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South La Salle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone: 800.621.7440 / 312.263.0456

For more information about South Mountain Community College accreditation, visit SMCC Accreditation.

Biennial Report

Biennial Review of South Mountain Community College’s Alcohol and Other Drug Programs

The Drug Free Schools and Communities Act requires, as a condition of receiving any federal funding or other financial assistance, that an institution of higher education certify it has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol for students and employees on school premises and as a part of its activities.

Campus Security Report

The South Mountain Community College Public Safety department publishes a report that discloses relevant information about campus security. Policies and crime statistics can be found on the South Mountain Community College View Safety Report.

Consumer Information

Consumer information about topics such as academics, facts & figures, and paying for college is available at the MCCCD Consumer Information website.

Disability Resources

Information about Disability Services at South Mountain Community College is available on their website.

Disability Resources website.

Diversity of Enrollment

In the Fall of 2017 enrollment of all full-time undergraduate students in credit programs was 1,323. Of these 53% were female and 47% were male. 5% were American Indian/Alaska Native, 3% were Asian/Pacific Islander, 17% were Black, 54% were Hispanic, 11% were White, 2% were Two or More Races, and 2% were Non-Resident Alien.

Diversity of Pell Recipients

Federal Pell Grant recipients comprised 67% of the full-time enrolled students in the Fall of 2017. Of these, 57% were female and 43% were male. 88% of the Pell recipients identified themselves as members of a racial or ethnic minority.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. South Mountain Community College complies with these requirements. These rights can be viewed at

Graduation and Transfer Rates

The 3-year graduation rate for full-time students entering in Fall 2014 was 23%. The 3-year transfer-out rate was 29%.


An employee or representative of the college may not make a misrepresentation to any student, prospective student, or member of the public. A misrepresentation is any false, erroneous, or misleading statement about the nature of the college’s educational program, the nature of the college’s financial charges, or the employability of the college’s graduates. Any person who feels an employee or representative of the college has made a misrepresentation in violation of this provision may report the representative to the office of the Dean of Student Enrollment Services.

Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator is a tool designed to help students estimate what it may cost to attend any of the Maricopa Community Colleges or Skill Centers annually. This broad estimate is based on the cost of attendance and financial aid that was provided to full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students in 2009-10 and does not represent an actual award. Submission of the FAFSA is the only way to obtain a true and accurate determination of eligibility. Actual net price can vary significantly based on student eligibility.

Net Price Calculator

Religious Accommodations

The Maricopa County Community College District and South Mountain Community College will reasonably accommodate the religious needs, observances, and practices of employees and students when requested, and when said requests are made in accordance with procedures.

Religious Accommodation Procedure

Assisting Students with Religious or Sincerely Held Beliefs

Retention Rates

63% of the first-time, full-time undergraduate students who enrolled in the Fall of 2016 returned in the Fall of 2017. The part-time student retention rate was 43%.