State Fair Community College

  • SFCC is an accessible, learning-centered institution, enriching its students and community by providing skills, knowledge and perspectives essential for a changing world.
School Highlights
  • State Fair Community College serves 4,983 students (50% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is same as the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 33%.
  • State Fair Community College is the only community colleges within Pettis County, MO.
  • The nearest community college to State Fair Community College is Wentworth Military Academy & College (46.6 miles away).

Top Placements

State Fair Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Missouri for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 182 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
State Fair Community College(MO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty182 staff32 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of State Fair Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The State Fair Community College diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,983 students1,126 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:127:1
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# Full-Time Students2,506 students514 students
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# Part-Time Students2,477 students612 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-200
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
3%
3%
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% Black
3%
9%
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% White
88%
67%
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% Two or more races
3%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
19%
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Diversity Score0.220.51
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College Completion Rate
22%
39%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,100$31,000
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,288 is less than the state average of $5,754. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,752 is less than the state average of $7,141. The out-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,288$5,754
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,752$7,141
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,663$12,204
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,250$6,000
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • From its humble beginnings when a single building served the first 436 students and 18 faculty members, SFCC has grown to encompass 11 buildings, including a student residence hall, all situated on 130 acres. Classes or dual credit courses are offered at the Sedalia campus, eight extended campus sites, and more than 20 other locations to more than 3,000 students. SFCC delivers classes or dual credit courses to 28 locations in 14 counties. Other locations served include Blair Oaks High School, Jefferson City; Boonville Correctional Center; California High School; Camdenton High School; Clinton High School; Cole Camp High School; Cole County R-V, Eugene; Concordia High School; Eldon High School; La Monte High School; Lincoln High School; Morgan County R-I, Stover; New Bloomfield High School; Nichols Career Center, Jefferson City; Northwest High School, Hughesville; Russellville High School; Sacred Heart High School, Sedalia; School of the Osage, Kaiser; Smith-Cotton High School, Sedalia; and Smithton High School. State Fair Community College offers associate of applied science degrees and professional certificates in nearly 30 programs, including the two newest offerings, dental hygiene and radiologic technology. In addition to vocational-technical degrees, SFCC offers an associate of arts degree, allowing for transfer to a baccalaureate program. The college is also the career and technical center for high schools within the district. Lifelong learning programs include adult basic education, literacy classes, customized training for industry, and a growing community education outreach program. SFCC has long held a place in the community as a source for arts entertainment with flourishing art, music and drama departments. SFCC is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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For Missouri public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,754 per year for in-state students and $7,141 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,433 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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