Southwestern College (Santa Fe)

Tel: (505)467-6821
148 students
Private not-for-profit

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School Highlights:
Southwestern College (Santa Fe) serves 148 students (48% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 60%.
Southwestern College (Santa Fe) is one of 2 community colleges within Santa Fe County, NM.
The nearest community college is Santa Fe Community College (3.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Southwestern College (Santa Fe) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 148 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment
148 students
1,273 students
Southwestern College (Santa Fe) Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
71 students
829 students
Southwestern College (Santa Fe) Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 77 students
1,017 students
Southwestern College (Santa Fe) Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Southwestern College (Santa Fe) sch enrollment Southwestern College (Santa Fe) sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan -
% Asian 2%
Southwestern College (Santa Fe) Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian - 1%
% Hispanic 12%
Southwestern College (Santa Fe) Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black -
Southwestern College (Santa Fe) Black (2006-2011)
% White 86%
Southwestern College (Santa Fe) White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races -
Southwestern College (Santa Fe) More (2009-2011)
Southwestern College (Santa Fe) sch ethnicity Southwestern College (Santa Fe) sta ethnicity
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. 0.25 0.45
Southwestern College (Santa Fe) Diversity Score (2006-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

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