State Fair Community College

3201 W 16th Street
Sedalia, MO 65301-2199
Tel: (660)530-5800
  • 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 lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), 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 is Wentworth Military Academy & College (46.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 182 teachers has grown by 35% 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 staff25 staff
State Fair Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,983 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has grown by 44% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,983 students1,147 students
State Fair Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio27:128:1
State Fair Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,506 students514 students
State Fair Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,477 students633 students
State Fair Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
State Fair Community College Enrollment Breakdown MO All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
State Fair Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2015)
% American Indian/Alaskan
State Fair Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2008-2011)
% Asian
State Fair Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
State Fair Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
State Fair Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
State Fair Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
State Fair Community College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
State Fair Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MO All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.220.51
State Fair Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
State Fair Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,100$31,200
State Fair Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,288 is less than the state average of $5,734. 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 $7,115. The out-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,288$5,734
State Fair Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,752$7,115
State Fair Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%94%
State Fair Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$10,663$12,874
State Fair Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,250$6,000
State Fair Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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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Did You Know?
For Missouri public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,734 per year for in-state students and $7,115 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,154 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Missouri is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Missouri community colleges have a diversity score of 0.51, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Missouri is Concorde Career College-Kansas City. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.