Santa Fe Community College


Santa Fe Community College, a two-year institution in Santa Fe, New Mexico, offers associate degrees and certificates in dozens of fields. The college has a School of Business and Applied Technologies, School of Education, School of Arts and Design, and School of Liberal Arts and Core Studies.

Santa Fe has associate’s degrees in Arts, Science, Applied Arts, and Applied Science. Specific degrees include Business Administration, Teacher Education, Computer Science, Gallery Management, Banking and Mortgage Services, Culinary Arts, and Interior Design.

The college also offers certificates in dozens of professions, including dental assisting, environmental technologies, fitness instructor training, paralegal studies, and substance abuse treatment. The certificate programs are one-year courses that help a student gain knowledge and experience in their chosen field.

Santa Fe Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. A number of the college’s programs are accredited by prestigious institutions. These include the Santa Fe Nursing Program, which is accredited by both the NLN Accrediting Commission and the New Mexico Board of Nursing, the Dental Assisting Program, accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation; and the Early Childhood Program, accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs.

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Information Summary

Ranks 22nd in New Mexico and 2597th overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 55.9
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $2,949
Admission Success rate N/A
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 15 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 65% / 39%
Enrollment Total (all students) 4,207


Santa Fe Community College has an open admissions policy. The only prerequisites needed are a high school diploma. However, math and English students may need to take a placement exam to help Santa Fe educators decide the best course for the applicant’s educational and career goals.

The college is designed for people who want to enhance their work skills, as well as students looking to stay close to home for two years before transferring to a four-year university. Admission counselors are available to help applicants plan the early portion of their time in school.

Financial Aid

Scholarships and federal financial aid are available for students who need assistance paying for school. Students should begin by filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, which can be done online. The deadline for submitting the FAFSA is typically mid-May for the fall semester.

The deadline for applying for scholarships to attend SFCC is in early to mid June

The Santa Fe Community College financial aid website describes in full the type of assistance available, and also will walk the student through the application process.

Student Financial Aid Details

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Santa Fe Community College is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a city known for its artistic and multicultural flavor. Formally founded in 1610, it is the oldest state capitol in what is now the United States. In addition, its capitol building is the only round capitol building in the country.

Sante Fe is a treasure trove for the art lover. The city is home to the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Wheelwright Museum of American Art, and the very popular Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, which houses the largest collection of O’Keeffe works anywhere in the world.

On campus, the college has many activities for students outside of the classroom. KSFR-FM, Santa Fe’s public radio and public television, is located on the SFCC campus. Moreover, the Visual Art Gallery shows works of art from both the faculty and students of the college’s Department of Fine Arts. The college also has a planetarium.

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