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Santa Fe College Overview

Santa Fe College is a public institution located in Gainesville, Florida. Gainesville is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is Santa Fe College Known For?

3,675 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Santa Fe College is the bachelor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 33% of the faculty were full-time.

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Santa Fe College Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, Santa Fe College is ranked #269 out of 2,320 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 126 colleges in Florida, it is ranked at #4.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Santa Fe College has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#11 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Most Popular Online Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Santa Fe College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Precision Production Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Science Technologies / Technicians Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Construction Trades Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Dental Support Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#114 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Santa Fe College?

Location of Santa Fe College

Contact details for Santa Fe College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3000 Northwest 83Rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606-6210
Phone: 352-395-5000
Website: www.sfcollege.edu

How Do I Get Into Santa Fe College?

You can apply to Santa Fe College online at: https://ss2.sfcollege.edu/sr/AdmissionApplication/#/#top

Santa Fe College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Santa Fe College?

20% Take Out Loans
7.6% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Santa Fe College, approximately 20% of students took out student loans averaging $2,155 a year. That adds up to $8,620 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Santa Fe College is 7.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Santa Fe College Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,035 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 14,324 undergraduate students at Santa Fe College, with 6,035 being full-time and 8,289 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Santa Fe College

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,035 full-time undergraduates at Santa Fe College, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Santa Fe College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Santa Fe College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Santa Fe College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 210
Black or African American 619
Hispanic or Latino 1,205
White 3,409
International Students 248
Other Races/Ethnicities 344

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Santa Fe College. At this time, 26 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 59 countries are represented at Santa Fe College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Venezuela, Bolivia, and China.

Online Learning at Santa Fe College

2,099 Took All Classes Online
5,357 Took At Least One Class Online
1.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 5,357 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Santa Fe College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 12th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Santa Fe College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Santa Fe College was 1.1%. This is the #1,954 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Santa Fe College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Santa Fe College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Allied Health Professions 27%
Business Support & Assistant Services 55%
Carpentry 17%
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 51%
Computer & Information Sciences 43%
Computer Information Systems 83%
Computer Programming 39%
Computer Software & Applications 28%
Construction Trades 18%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 66%
Dental Support Services 5%
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 25%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 89%
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 33%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 26%
Health Professions 26%
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 38%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 66%
Human Development & Family Studies 89%
Information Technology 38%
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 24%
Nursing 14%
Plumbing & Water Supply 36%
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 63%
Precision Metal Working 54%
Precision Production 54%
Visual & Performing Arts 33%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Santa Fe College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Santa Fe College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nursing #441

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Santa Fe College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 2,228 0 0 2,228
Allied Health Professions 111 120 52 0 283
Nursing 0 177 0 76 253
Computer Programming 67 32 10 0 109
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 53 0 39 0 92
Business Administration & Management 0 9 0 80 89
Information Technology 32 44 10 0 86
Criminal Justice & Corrections 65 2 0 0 67
Health & Medical Administrative Services 6 11 9 40 66
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 20 0 0 23 43
Dental Support Services 0 26 15 0 41
Computer Software & Applications 22 14 0 0 36
Computer Information Systems 0 14 0 21 35
Precision Metal Working 3 0 23 0 26
Animal Science 0 24 0 0 24
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 24 0 24
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 19 0 0 19
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 8 0 9 17
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 16 0 16
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 14 0 14
Business Support & Assistant Services 11 0 0 0 11
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 10 0 0 10
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 0 10 0 0 10
Other Education 9 0 0 0 9
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 9 0 9
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 0 9 0 9
Physical Science Technicians 0 9 0 0 9
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 0 9 9
Building Management & Inspection 0 8 0 0 8
Carpentry 0 0 6 0 6
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 6 0 0 6
Marketing 0 1 3 0 4
Legal Support Services 0 4 0 0 4
Biotechnology 0 0 0 3 3
Accounting 0 0 0 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 0 0
Construction Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Fire Protection 0 0 0 0 0
Air Transportation 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 399 2,776 239 261 3,675

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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