Santa Fe College

3000 Northwest 83rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606-6210
Tel: (352)395-5000
15,055 students
Public institution
Santa Fe Community College is an equal access/equal opportunity educational institution.
School Highlights
Santa Fe College serves 15,055 students (41% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is higher than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 54%.
Santa Fe College is one of 2 community colleges within Alachua County, FL.
The nearest community college is City College-Gainesville (1.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 399 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
College Santa Fe College Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 399 staff
62 staff
Santa Fe College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 15,055 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has increased from 32:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 15,055 students 1,371 students
Santa Fe College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 38:1
22:1
Santa Fe College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 6,192 students
779 students
Santa Fe College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 8,863 students
1,083 students
Santa Fe College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Santa Fe College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
3%
5%
Santa Fe College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
14%
20%
Santa Fe College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
11%
15%
Santa Fe College Black (2006-2014)
% White
66%
49%
Santa Fe College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
3%
3%
Santa Fe College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
2%
6%
Santa Fe College Unknown (2006-2014)
% Non Resident races
2%
1%
Santa Fe College Non Resident (2006-2014)
Santa Fe College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.53 0.70
Santa Fe College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,539 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,165 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,539 $5,664
Santa Fe College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,165 $10,360
Santa Fe College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 79%
90%
Santa Fe College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • As you choose classes at Santa Fe, you will select from attending courses at one of seven different locations: the Northwest Campus, Blount Center, and the Kirkpatrick Criminal Justice Center in Gainesville; the Andrews Center in Starke; the Davis Center in Archer; the Watson Center in Keystone Heights; and the Open Campus on the World Wide Web. The Kirkpatrick Center is home to specialized career programs. The remaining campuses offer a full range of courses leading to varied degree or certificate programs. Many students who need financial assistance are able to obtain help through scholarships, grants, part-time work, and loans. Financial Aid Programs at SFCC include Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study, Florida Student Assistance Grant, Florida Bright Futures (Academic Scholars, Florida Gold Seal Vocational, and Florida Medallion), Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Plus Loans. These Programs are financed by state and federal funds. Awards are made on an academic year basis, and the amount of assistance is determined by individual need, student eligibility, and availability of funds. Santa Fe's degree programs are divided into two paths. One path, called Arts and Sciences, leads to the Associate of Arts degree. Many students who want to transfer to a four-year college or university aim for the AA degree. The AA also is a respected, two-year liberal arts degree. The other path, called Career and Professional Studies, leads to the Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree or a certificate. Many students who want to graduate from Santa Fe with job skills aim for of these degrees or certificates. These students find advice from Santa Fe's Occupational Specialists. Santa Fe Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate Degree.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • City College-Gainesville
    Private not-for-profit
    510 students | 1.90 Mi7001 N.W. 4th Blvd.
    Gainesville FL 32607
    (352)335-4000
    1.90510
  • 2,912 students | 37.10 MiHighway 90 East
    Lake City FL 32025
    (386)752-1822
    37.102,912
  • 7,931 students | 39.00 Mi3001 SW College Rd
    Ocala FL 34474
    (352)873-5800
    39.007,931
  • Rasmussen College-Florida
    Private for-profit
    6,318 students | 40.20 Mi4755 Southwest 46th Court
    Ocala FL 34474
    (352)629-1941
    40.206,318
  • 7,114 students | 45.00 Mi5001 Saint Johns Ave
    Palatka FL 32177
    (386)312-4200
    45.007,114
Did You Know?
For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,857 per year for in-state students and $10,026 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,178 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Florida community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Florida is Golf Academy of America-Altamonte Springs. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.