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Welcome to Santa Monica College Foundation

Optimism Lives Here!

#1 Transfer College: SMC transfers more students to UCLA, USC, the UC system and Loyola Marymount University than any other California community college.

World-class FacultyAccording to Rolling Stone magazine, SMC faculty “are hired based almost solely on their effectiveness in the classroom.”

Offers Top Professional Training Programsstudents are entering high-paying jobs in nursing, computer technology, early childhood education, graphic design and many more after completing exceptional training programs.

State-of-the-Art CampusWith smart classrooms and modern facilities, as well as hundreds of classes offered online, SMC is able to offer exceptional classes to a wider audience. 

Our Mission

Santa Monica College Foundation is dedicated to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment that encourages personal and intellectual exploration, and challenges and supports students in achieving their educational goals. Students learn to contribute to the global community as they develop an understanding of their relationship to diverse social, cultural, political, economic, technological, and natural environments.


Our Vision

To be a preeminent community college foundation reflecting the value and economy of our creative community and greater Los Angeles, California.