Santa Fe College

3000 Northwest 83rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606
Tel: (352)395-5000
15,113 students
Public institution
Santa Fe Community College is an equal access/equal opportunity educational institution.
School Highlights:
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Santa Fe College serves 15,113 students (40.09% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of -92%.
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Santa Fe College is one of 2 community colleges within Alachua County, FL.
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The nearest community college is City College-Gainesville (1.92 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 409 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
Santa Fe College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 409 staff
61 staff
Santa Fe College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 15,113 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has increased from 30:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 15,113 students 1,294 students
Santa Fe College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 37:1
Santa Fe College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 6,059 students
821 students
Santa Fe College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 9,054 students
1,025 students
Santa Fe College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Santa Fe College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Santa Fe College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Santa Fe College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Santa Fe College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Santa Fe College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Santa Fe College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Santa Fe College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Santa Fe College Non Resident (2006-2013)
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. 0.48 0.53
Santa Fe College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,532 is less than the state average of $5,668. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,157 is less than the state average of $10,252. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,532 $5,694
Santa Fe College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,157 $10,252
Santa Fe College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 79%
Santa Fe College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,505 per year for in-state students and $11,401 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,453 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 72%. 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 -1.60, which is lower than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Florida is Sanford-Brown Institute-Tampa. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.