Santa Fe College

3000 Northwest 83rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606
Top Ranked (2021-22): View Rankings
  • Santa Fe Community College is an equal access/equal opportunity educational institution.

School Highlights

Santa Fe College serves 14,324 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is higher than the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 61%.

Top Rankings

Santa Fe College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Florida for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 399 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Santa Fe College(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's DominantBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty399 staff55 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Santa Fe College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has increased from 34:1 over five years.
The Santa Fe College diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment14,324 students2,723 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio36:134:1
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# Full-Time Students6,035 students789 students
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# Part-Time Students8,289 students1,934 students
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% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
18%
28%
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% Black
14%
19%
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% White
56%
39%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
4%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
5%
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Diversity Score0.630.73
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College Completion Rate
40%
51%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,400$30,300
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,539 is less than the state average of $4,475. 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 $11,066. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,539$4,475
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,165$11,066
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid68%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,713$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2019 (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

The nearest community college to Santa Fe College is City College-Gainesville (2.1 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • City College-Gainesville
    Private not-for-profit
    190 students | 2.10 Mi7001 N.W. 4th Blvd.
    Gainesville, FL 32607
    (352) 335-4000
    2.10190
  • 3,385 students | 36.70 MiHighway 90 East
    Lake City, FL 32025
    (386) 752-1822
    36.703,385
  • 6,820 students | 39.10 Mi3001 SW College Rd
    Ocala, FL 34474
    (352) 873-5800
    39.106,820
  • Rasmussen College-Florida
    Private for-profit
    8,760 students | 40.00 Mi4755 Southwest 46th Court
    Ocala, FL 34474
    (352) 629-1941
    40.008,760
  • 7,503 students | 45.20 Mi5001 Saint Johns Ave
    Palatka, FL 32177
    (386) 312-4200
    45.207,503
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Did You Know?
For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,475 per year for in-state students and $11,066 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,335 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Florida community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is equal to the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Florida is Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.