• For more than 35 years, Santa Fe Community College has been the gateway to success for individuals and the community by providing affordable, high-quality educational programs that serve the social, cultural, technological and economic needs of a diverse community. SFCC is designated a Best for Vets and a  Military Friendly school. The college serves more than 13,000 students per year in its credit, noncredit and adult programs.

School Highlights

Santa Fe Community College serves 4,132 students (16% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 70%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,132 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,145
  • Out-state tuition: $4,995
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 63%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Santa Fe Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Mexico for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 255 teachers has declined by 39% over five years.
Santa Fe Community College
(NM) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
255 staff
111 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
135
57

Student Body

The student population of Santa Fe Community College has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 9:1 over five years.
The Santa Fe Community College diversity score of 0.64 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,132 students
1,172 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
667 students
391 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,465 students
781 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
304 students
426 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
4,132 students
554 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
96 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,131 students
781 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
68 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
258 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
6%
9%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
47%
48%
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% Black
1%
2%
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% White
37%
30%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
4%
1%
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% Unknown races
3%
6%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NM.
Diversity Score
0.64
0.67
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
25%
25%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Santa Fe Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.99%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,400
$36,300
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Santa Fe Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of NM by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,145 is more than the state average of $2,058. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,995 is more than the state average of $4,616. The out-state tuition has grown by 35% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,145
$2,058
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,995
$4,616
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
14%
89%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Santa Fe Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$13,236
$13,236
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Santa Fe Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,500
$6,125
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Santa Fe Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
100%
100%
SAT Reading
n/a
485
SAT Math
n/a
505
SAT Writing
n/a
455
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
19
ACT Math
n/a
21
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.
Profile last updated: 09/13/2022

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Santa Fe Community College cost?

Santa Fe Community College's tuition is approximately $2,145 for In-State students and $4,995 for Out-State students.

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What is the acceptance rate of Santa Fe Community College?

The acceptance rate of Santa Fe Community College is 100%, which is equal to the state average of 100%.

What is Santa Fe Community College's ranking?

Santa Fe Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in New Mexico for: Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,132 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,145
  • Out-state tuition: $4,995
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 63%
  • Source: Verified school update

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