3000 Northwest 83rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • Santa Fe Community College is an equal access/equal opportunity educational institution.

School Highlights

Santa Fe College serves 14,915 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 62%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 14,915 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,539
  • Out-state tuition: $9,165
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 46%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Santa Fe College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 887 teachers has grown by 92% over five years.
Santa Fe College
(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
887 staff
128 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 17:1 has decreased from 38:1 over five years.
The Santa Fe College diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
14,915 students
3,135 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
15:1
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# Full-Time Students
6,325 students
862 students
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# Part-Time Students
8,590 students
2,273 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
113 students
308 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
6,325 students
862 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
37 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
8,590 students
3,787 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
190 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
174 students
% Asian
4%
3%
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% Hispanic
19%
30%
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% Black
14%
18%
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% White
54%
38%
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% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
6%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score
0.65
0.73
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
40%
40%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Santa Fe College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of FL by year, with the latest 2007-08 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
9.44%
3.57%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$37,400
$31,500
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Santa Fe College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of FL by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,539 is less than the state average of $5,429. 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 $11,815. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,539
$5,429
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$9,165
$11,815
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
67%
88%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Santa Fe College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$11,250
$9,750
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Santa Fe College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,679
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Santa Fe College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
84%
SAT Reading
n/a
442
SAT Math
n/a
429
ACT Composite
n/a
18
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
18
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Santa Fe College cost?

Santa Fe College's tuition is approximately $2,539 for In-State students and $9,165 for Out-State students.

What is Santa Fe College's ranking?

Santa Fe College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Florida for: Least expensive tuition, Largest student body and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 14,915 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,539
  • Out-state tuition: $9,165
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 46%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,429 per year for in-state students and $11,815 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,446 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Florida community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Florida is Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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