State Fair Community College

Tel: (877)311-7322
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 (52.86% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 37%.
State Fair Community College is the only community colleges within Pettis County, MO.
The nearest community college is Wentworth Military Academy & College (46.60 miles away).

School Overview

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

Student Body

The student population of 5,185 teachers has grown by 47% 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 1,296 students
State Fair Community College Total Enrollment (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
1,036 students
State Fair Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
State Fair Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
State Fair Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
State Fair Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
State Fair Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
State Fair Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
State Fair Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
State Fair Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
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 $5,650. 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 $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,930 $5,694
State Fair Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,880 $10,252
State Fair Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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 $7,890 per year for in-state students and $8,903 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,894 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 0.55, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Missouri is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.