Saint Johns River State College

5001 Saint Johns Ave
Palatka, FL 32177-0000
Tel: (386)312-4200
  • St. Johns River Community College is dedicated to providing students with equal access to a broad spectrum of educational and cultural opportunities while encouraging the pursuit of truth, academic excellence, and scholarly achievement. The College is committed to creating and continuously improving affordable, accessible, effective learning opportunities, resources, and support services for the ever-changing educational needs of the diverse population it serves.
School Highlights
  • Saint Johns River State College serves 7,114 students (31% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is lower than the state community college average of 38:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 54%.
  • Saint Johns River State College is the only community colleges within Putnam County, FL.
  • The nearest community college is Fortis College-Orange Park (37.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 231 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Saint Johns River State College(FL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty231 staff38 staff
Saint Johns River State College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 7,114 has grown by 15% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 29:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment7,114 students1,230 students
Saint Johns River State College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio31:138:1
Saint Johns River State College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,175 students537 students
Saint Johns River State College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students4,939 students693 students
Saint Johns River State College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Saint Johns River State College Enrollment Breakdown FL All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
2%
Saint Johns River State College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
6%
24%
Saint Johns River State College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
7%
17%
Saint Johns River State College Black (2007-2016)
% White
79%
46%
Saint Johns River State College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Saint Johns River State College More (2012-2016)
% Unknown races
4%
7%
Saint Johns River State College Unknown (2007-2016)
Saint Johns River State College Ethnicity Breakdown FL All Ethnic Groups 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.0.370.70
Saint Johns River State College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
35%
59%
Saint Johns River State College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2010)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,800$30,800
Saint Johns River State College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,998 is less than the state average of $6,233. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,668 is less than the state average of $11,756. The out-state tuition has grown by 317% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,998$6,233
Saint Johns River State College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$10,668$11,756
Saint Johns River State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid77%91%
Saint Johns River State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,750$12,750
Saint Johns River State College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,841$6,334
Saint Johns River State College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Florida School of the Arts, Florida's first state-supported professional arts school, was established in 1974 and is dedicated to the premise that intense, individualized instruction and practical "hands-on" experience are essential to the full development of a student's creative abilities. Florida School of the Arts or "FloArts," as referred to by students and local supporters, has a 600-seat auditorium, a studio theater and a fine art gallery. A print shop, dark room and state-of-the-art computer lab is also available to students. Enrollment is limited to 150 students. Admission to Florida School of the Arts is based on audition/portfolio review and an interview. FloArts is located on the Palatka Campus and is part of the academic and administrative structure of St. Johns River Community College. FloArts is statewide in scope, and has its own arts facility, faculty, administrative staff, mission statement, and curricula specific to each degree program. St. Johns River 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
  • Fortis College-Orange Park
    Private, for profit
    312 students | 37.40 Mi560 Wells Road
    Orange Park FL  32073
    (904)269-7086
    37.40312
  • 558 students | 37.60 Mi805 Wells Rd
    Orange Park FL  32073
    (904)264-9122
    37.60558
  • 340 students | 38.00 Mi10255 Fortune Parkway, Suite 501
    Jacksonville FL  32256
    (904)363-6221
    38.00340
  • 570 students | 40.20 Mi8226 Phillips Hwy
    Jacksonville FL  32256
    (904)731-4949
    40.20570
  • City College-Gainesville
    Private, non-profit
    510 students | 44.20 Mi7001 N.W. 4th Blvd.
    Gainesville FL  32607
    (352)335-4000
    44.20510
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Did You Know?
For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,233 per year for in-state students and $11,756 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,011 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 87%. 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 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Florida is Johnson & Wales University-North Miami. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.