Santa Fe Community College

School Highlights
  • Santa Fe Community College serves 6,242 students (22% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 65%.
  • Santa Fe Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Santa Fe County, NM.
  • The nearest community college to Santa Fe Community College is Southwestern College (Santa Fe) (3.8 miles away).

Top Placements

Santa Fe Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in New Mexico for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 424 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Santa Fe Community College(NM) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty424 staff72 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Santa Fe Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Santa Fe Community College diversity score of 0.62 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment6,242 students1,793 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:130:1
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# Full-Time Students1,364 students604 students
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# Part-Time Students4,878 students1,189 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
5%
10%
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% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
45%
44%
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% Black
2%
2%
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% White
41%
35%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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% Non Resident races
-
1%
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% Unknown races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.620.67
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College Completion Rate
11%
13%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,400$34,400
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,854 is less than the state average of $2,084. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $3,249 is less than the state average of $4,620. The out-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,854$2,084
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Out-State Tuition Fees$3,249$4,620
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid87%89%
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Median Debt for Graduates$16,500$15,750
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$6,495
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Established in 1983, Santa Fe Community College has grown rapidly, both in enrollment and campus expansion. Today, the college serves more than 8,000 students in any given semester in its credit, noncredit and adult basic education programs. SFCC's campus is situated on 366 acres off Richards Avenue, south of Rodeo Road. Construction has been guided by a long-range campus development plan, which has enabled the college to create a first-class, state-of-the-art learning environment with modern classrooms, technologically smart labs and other specialized spaces, including centers for fitness education, the arts, early childhood development and instructional technology. SFCC is currently accredited through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States.

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Did You Know?
For New Mexico public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,084 per year for in-state students and $4,620 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $22,613 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New Mexico community colleges have a diversity score of 0.67, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in New Mexico is New Mexico Military Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.