State Fair Community College

Tel: (6.6)053-0580
5,185 students
Public institution
SFCC is an accessible, learning-centered institution, enriching its students and community by providing skills, knowledge and perspectives essential for a changing world.
School Highlights:
State Fair Community College serves 5,185 students (53% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 20%.
State Fair Community College is the only community colleges within Pettis County, MO.
The nearest community college is Wentworth Military Academy & Junior College (46.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 181 teachers has grown by 39% over five years.
State Fair Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 181 staff
59 staff
State Fair Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 5,185 teachers has grown by 56% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,185 students
1,282 students
State Fair Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1
22:1
State Fair Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
2,741 students
810 students
State Fair Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,444 students
1,017 students
State Fair Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
State Fair Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
State Fair Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
1%
2%
State Fair Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
2%
7%
State Fair Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
4%
12%
State Fair Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
84%
57%
State Fair Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
State Fair Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
5%
3%
State Fair Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
State Fair Community 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. 0.15 0.53
State Fair Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,930 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,880 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,930 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,880 $10,294
State Fair Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 116 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 96%
89%
State Fair Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

From its humble beginnings when a single building served the first 436 students and 18 faculty members, SFCC has grown to encompass 11 buildings, including a student residence hall, all situated on 130 acres. Classes or dual credit courses are offered at the Sedalia campus, eight extended campus sites, and more than 20 other locations to more than 3,000 students. SFCC delivers classes or dual credit courses to 28 locations in 14 counties. Other locations served include Blair Oaks High School, Jefferson City; Boonville Correctional Center; California High School; Camdenton High School; Clinton High School; Cole Camp High School; Cole County R-V, Eugene; Concordia High School; Eldon High School; La Monte High School; Lincoln High School; Morgan County R-I, Stover; New Bloomfield High School; Nichols Career Center, Jefferson City; Northwest High School, Hughesville; Russellville High School; Sacred Heart High School, Sedalia; School of the Osage, Kaiser; Smith-Cotton High School, Sedalia; and Smithton High School. State Fair Community College offers associate of applied science degrees and professional certificates in nearly 30 programs, including the two newest offerings, dental hygiene and radiologic technology. In addition to vocational-technical degrees, SFCC offers an associate of arts degree, allowing for transfer to a baccalaureate program. The college is also the career and technical center for high schools within the district. Lifelong learning programs include adult basic education, literacy classes, customized training for industry, and a growing community education outreach program. SFCC has long held a place in the community as a source for arts entertainment with flourishing art, music and drama departments. SFCC is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Did You Know?
For Missouri public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,853 per year for in-state students and $6,240 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,404 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Missouri is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Missouri 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 0.34, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Missouri is Concorde Career Colleges. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.