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Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) offers associate and bachelor degrees as well as continuing and adult education, and community education.

Most programs are designed to prepare students for four-year institutions, or help students enter the workforce with a two-year degree. Beginning in 2009, Santa Fe Community College will offer two bachelor degrees including a Bachelor of Applied Science in Clinical Laboratory Services, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Services Administration. Both programs have strict requirements including the completion of an associate degree prior to acceptance.

SFCC also offers an honors program for students seeking a more challenging learning experience as well as Adult Education for students looking to complete classes for obtaining a GED. In addition, the college offers high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to get a jump start on their college education through the Dual Enrollment program. The courses in this program can count towards high school graduation, as well as college credit.

Santa Fe Community College has a community education program which provides a variety of online classes for students seeking a flexible learning experience. The Center for Innovation and Economic Development is where working professionals can continue their education, whether the goal is to enhance their career skills, or earn recertification in their current position. The facility also offers area businesses corporate seminars for professional development.

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Santa Fe Community College serves a wide range of students, including high school graduates, international students, transfer students, transient students, continuing education students, and working professionals.

There are several steps for admission to the community college:

  • Apply online at the school’s website
  • Provide transcripts (either high school or prior college)
  • Apply for financial aid
  • Provide ACT/SAT test scores or take the CPT Placement Test
  • Schedule appointment for orientation

Once accepted, students must register for classes online and obtain a student identification card.

Financial Aid

Santa Fe Community College provides a variety of financial aid options. Students may be eligible for grants, institutional scholarships, loans, or work-study programs. The school’s website provides detailed descriptions of all aid available. All students are required to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4882nd for the average student loan amount.
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Santa Fe Community College is a commuter campus which serves a wide range of students, including degree-seeking students, continuing education students, and working professionals. Opportunities are plentiful for students interested in getting involved in campus life. The campus offers student clubs and organizations, a health center, library, intramural sports, competitive team sports, a fitness center, community service projects, and leadership programs.

In addition, there are a number of attractions including a planetarium, a teaching zoo, and several art galleries associated with the college. The Kika Silva Pla Planetarium was established in 2006 and is located on the Northwest Campus of Santa Fe Community College. The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is a unique facility, operated as part of the school’s Zoo Animal Technology Program. Students learn how to run a zoo, construct habitats for various animals, and work with the public.

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The Santa Fe Saints are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), and part of the Mid-Florida Conference. Competitive team sports offered at Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) include men’s and women’s basketball, men’s baseball, and women’s softball. The school also has a co-ed cheerleading squad.

In addition, intramural sports are offered at SFCC. Students may choose among the following sports: basketball, soccer, beach volleyball, ultimate frisbee, weightlifting, racquetball tournaments, or yoga classes. The campus also has a fitness center which is open Monday through Friday while school is in session.

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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 1 0.01
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 3 0.02
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.01
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 640 0.51
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 6 0.00
Forcible Rape 82 0.07
Robbery 184 0.15
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1,063 0.84
Larceny 4,003 3.18
Vehicle theft 290 0.23

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Gainesville, FL 32606-6210
Surrounding communityMidsize suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population17,794 (16,867 urban / 927 rural)
Households7,396 (2.35 people per house)
Median Household Income$50,963
Families4,753 (2.93 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Large
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringBachelor's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work required2
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1203

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3878th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,840 $1,840 $7,362
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $692 $692 $1,796
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $105 $105 $382
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $3,180 $3,180 $9,805
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $14,684 $14,684 $21,309
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,708 $7,708 $14,333

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,457(N/C) $2,457(N/C) $9,057(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $700(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,712 $7,804
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,096 $3,494
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,936 $4,474

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3229th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $52,146 ($53,332 male / $49,344 female)
Number of FT Faculty 239 (108 male / 131 female)
Number of PT Faculty 749
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $5,266,880

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Gainesville, FL 32606-6210
p. 352-395-5000
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