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Santa Fe Community College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Santa Fe Community College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Santa Fe Community College Ranked?

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 Community College was awarded 24 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general education.

Overall Quality

SFCC landed the #2,111 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.

Out of the 27 colleges in New Mexico, SFCC is ranked at #17.

See all of the rankings for Santa Fe Community College.

Is It Hard to Get Into SFCC?

Acceptance Rate

Since Santa Fe Community College has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

Learn more about Santa Fe Community College admissions.

Santa Fe Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at SFCC is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

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 Community College is 24%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  24 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Santa Fe Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Santa Fe Community College is 65%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  65 out of 100

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

Santa Fe Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,110 undergraduates at SFCC with 979 being full-time and 3,131 being part-time.

How Much Does Santa Fe Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of SFCC is $7,020. 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 SFCC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,464 $7,310 $9,016 $11,048 $12,752

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 SFCC, 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 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 13.5%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do SFCC Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from SFCC with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $31,400 in their early years. This is about 21% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


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

Location of Santa Fe Community College

Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Santa Fe Community College is a public institution. Santa Fe is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Contact details for SFCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6401 Richards Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87508-4887
Phone: 505-428-1000

Santa Fe Community College Majors

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

Online Learning at SFCC

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, 1,360 students took at least one online class at Santa Fe Community College. This is a decrease from the 1,491 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 1,360 582
2017-2018 1,491 658
2016-2017 1,653 704
2015-2016 1,663 675
2013-2014 1,676 574

Learn more about online learning at Santa Fe Community 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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