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6401 Richards Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87508-4887
p. 505-428-1000
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Santa Fe Community College

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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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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

Ranks 4232nd for the average student loan amount.
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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.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Information Summary

Ranks 27th in New Mexico and 3093rd overall
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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 N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 207 0.30
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 2 0.00
Forcible Rape 19 0.03
Robbery 77 0.11
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1,943 2.83
Larceny 1,639 2.39
Vehicle theft 167 0.24

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Large
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3503

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4645th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,185 $1,545 $2,940
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $144 $144 $144
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $40 $52 $98
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 $2,525 $2,885 $4,280
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $19,509 $19,869 $21,264
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,496 $8,856 $10,251

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $1,329(N/C) $1,689(N/C) $3,084(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,196(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 $11,013(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $6,446 $5,971
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $6,446 $6,648

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)

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 2803rd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $55,838 ($54,824 male / $49,257 female)
Number of FT Faculty 80 (37 male / 43 female)
Number of PT Faculty 390
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $2,890,141

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