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Santa Fe Community College Overview

Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Santa Fe Community College is a public institution. SFCC is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Santa Fe Community College Known For?

955 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at SFCC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 23% of the faculty were full-time.

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Santa Fe Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SFCC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Multilingual Education Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Food, Nutrition & Related Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Santa Fe Community College?

Location of Santa Fe Community College

Contact details for SFCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6401 Richards Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87508-4887
Phone: 505-428-1000
Website: https://www.sfcc.edu

How Do I Get Into SFCC?

You can apply to SFCC online at: https://sfccssb.sfcc.edu/PROD/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNew

Santa Fe Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Santa Fe Community College?

3% Take Out Loans
13.7% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At SFCC, approximately 3% of students took out student loans averaging $4,145 a year. That adds up to $16,580 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SFCC is 13.7%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Santa Fe Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,050 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,207 undergraduate students at SFCC, with 1,050 being full-time and 3,157 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  SFCC

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,050 full-time undergraduates at SFCC, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  SFCC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of SFCC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 18
Black or African American 12
Hispanic or Latino 602
White 310
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 106

Over 15 countries are represented at SFCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nepal, Brazil, and Poland.

Online Learning at Santa Fe Community College

658 Took All Classes Online
1,491 Took At Least One Class Online
3.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,491 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 19th most popular in New Mexico for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of SFCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Santa Fe Community College was 3.7%. This is the #1,766 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SFCC regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at SFCC 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 SFCC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Horticulture #4
Food, Nutrition & Related Services #14
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations #43
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #130

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 Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 12 122 134
Allied Health Professions 0 11 91 102
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 87 0 0 87
Nursing 0 53 0 53
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 3 47 50
Business Administration & Management 1 46 2 49
Accounting 0 27 10 37
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 22 12 34
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 32 0 0 32
Precision Metal Working 0 9 21 30
Dental Support Services 10 1 16 27
Special Education 0 0 23 23
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 17 6 23
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 14 7 21
Design & Applied Arts 0 13 7 20
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 8 11 19
General Education 0 18 0 18
General Psychology 0 14 0 14
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 13 13
Horticulture 0 5 7 12
Environmental Control Technology 0 5 7 12
Culinary Arts 0 6 6 12
Fine & Studio Arts 0 7 5 12
Legal Support Services 0 7 4 11
Social Work 0 11 0 11
Audiovisual Communications 0 0 10 10
Mental & Social Health Services 9 0 1 10
General Engineering 0 8 0 8
Computer Information Systems 0 7 0 7
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 3 4 7
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 6 6
Health & Physical Education 0 0 5 5
General Biology 0 4 0 4
Hospitality Management 0 2 2 4
Computer Programming 0 4 0 4
Information Technology 0 0 4 4
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 4 4
Building Management & Inspection 0 0 3 3
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 3 3
General Engineering Technology 0 3 0 3
American Sign Language 0 2 1 3
Teaching English or French 0 0 2 2
Writing Studies 0 0 2 2
Romance Languages 0 2 0 2
Health Sciences & Services 0 2 0 2
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 1 0 1
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 1 0 0 1
Multilingual Education 0 0 1 1
Construction Engineering Technology 0 1 0 1
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 1 0 0 1
General Physical Sciences 0 1 0 1
Agricultural Production 0 0 0 0
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 0 0 0
Journalism 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0
Data Processing 0 0 0 0
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 0 0
Behavioral Science 0 0 0 0
Woodworking 0 0 0 0
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 141 349 465 955

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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