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Santa Fe College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Santa Fe College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Santa Fe College Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Santa Fe College was awarded 88 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts.

Overall Quality

Santa Fe College landed the #391 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Santa Fe College also holds the #13 spot on the Best Colleges in Florida ranking.

See all of the rankings for Santa Fe College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Santa Fe College?

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into Santa Fe College, don't be. The school has a liberal open admissions policy, which means you only need to meet basic requirements in order to be admitted. Still, be sure to submit a complete application and provide any other requested materials.

Learn more about Santa Fe College admissions.

Santa Fe College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Santa Fe College is 22 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Santa Fe College is 35%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  35 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Santa Fe College

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Santa Fe College.

Santa Fe College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 14,915 undergraduates at Santa Fe College with 6,325 being full-time and 8,590 being part-time.

How Much Does Santa Fe College Cost?

The overall average net price of Santa Fe College is $11,420. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Santa Fe College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,528 $11,016 $12,533 $13,595 $13,793

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Santa Fe College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 13.3%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Get more details about paying for Santa Fe College.

How Much Money Do Santa Fe College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Santa Fe College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $34,600 in their early years. This is about 13% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Santa Fe College make the most money.

Location of Santa Fe College

Santa Fe College is a public institution situated in Gainesville, Florida. Santa Fe College is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for Santa Fe College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3000 Northwest 83Rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606-6210
Phone: 352-395-5000

Santa Fe College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 84 NA
Business Administration & Management 76 $29,500
Health & Medical Administrative Services 46 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 24 NA
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 21 NA
Computer Information Systems 20 NA
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 9 NA
Accounting 8 NA
Biotechnology 1 NA
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Santa Fe College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Santa Fe College

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 5,704 students took at least one online class at Santa Fe College. This is an increase from the 5,357 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 5,704 2,252
2017-2018 5,357 2,099
2016-2017 5,348 2,121
2015-2016 5,545 2,086
2013-2014 5,105 2,011

Learn more about online learning at Santa Fe College.

Notes and 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.


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