Santa Fe College

3000 Northwest 83rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606-6210
Tel: (352)395-5000
  • Santa Fe Community College is an equal access/equal opportunity educational institution.
School Highlights
  • Santa Fe College serves 15,055 students (41% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is same as the state community college average of 38:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 54%.
  • Santa Fe College is one of 2 community colleges within Alachua County, FL.
  • The nearest community college is City College-Gainesville (1.90 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 399 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
Santa Fe College(FL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty399 staff38 staff
Santa Fe College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 15,055 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment15,055 students1,230 students
Santa Fe College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio38:138:1
Santa Fe College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students6,192 students537 students
Santa Fe College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students8,863 students693 students
Santa Fe College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Santa Fe College Enrollment Breakdown FL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Santa Fe College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Santa Fe College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Santa Fe College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Santa Fe College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Santa Fe College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Santa Fe College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Santa Fe College Unknown (2007-2016)
Santa Fe College Ethnicity Breakdown FL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.540.70
Santa Fe College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Santa Fe College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2009)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,400$30,800
Santa Fe College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,539 is less than the state average of $6,233. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,165 is less than the state average of $11,756. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,539$6,233
Santa Fe College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,165$11,756
Santa Fe College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid79%91%
Santa Fe College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,600$12,750
Santa Fe College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,300$6,334
Santa Fe College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • City College-Gainesville
    Private, non-profit
    510 students | 1.90 Mi7001 N.W. 4th Blvd.
    Gainesville FL  32607
  • 2,912 students | 37.10 MiHighway 90 East
    Lake City FL  32025
  • 7,931 students | 39.00 Mi3001 SW College Rd
    Ocala FL  34474
  • Rasmussen College-Florida
    Private, for profit
    6,318 students | 40.20 Mi4755 Southwest 46th Court
    Ocala FL  34474
  • 7,114 students | 45.00 Mi5001 Saint Johns Ave
    Palatka FL  32177
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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 score 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.