State Fair Community College

3201 W 16th Street
Sedalia, MO 65301
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings
  • 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 3,928 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 3,928 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,288
  • Out-state tuition: $4,752
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 14%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

State Fair Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 316 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
State Fair Community College
(MO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
316 staff
139 staff
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Student Body

The student population of State Fair Community College has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
The State Fair Community College diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has declined by 18% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,928 students
2,348 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,976 students
1,145 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,952 students
1,203 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
280 students
213 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,976 students
1,145 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,952 students
908 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
13 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
204 students
200 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
4%
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% Black
3%
7%
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% White
86%
62%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Unknown races
n/a
21%
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Diversity Score
0.26
0.56
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
33%
34%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.12%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,100
$30,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,288 is less than the state average of $4,968. The in-state tuition has declined by 21% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,752 is less than the state average of $6,538. The out-state tuition has declined by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,288
$4,968
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,752
$6,538
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
93%
92%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,500
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
95%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does State Fair Community College cost?
State Fair Community College's tuition is approximately $3,288 for In-State students and $4,752 for Out-State students.
What is State Fair Community College's ranking?
State Fair Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Missouri for: Least expensive tuition.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 3,928 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,288
  • Out-state tuition: $4,752
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 14%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Missouri public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,968 per year for in-state students and $6,538 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,658 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Missouri is 88%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Missouri community colleges have a diversity score of 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Missouri is Concorde Career College-Kansas City. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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