Santa Fe Community College

3000 Northwest 83rd Street, Gainesville, FL

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Santa Fe Community College is found in Gainesville, Florida, and is part of the state’s public school system. For a few select majors, Santa Fe Community College offers bachelor’s degrees. For students who are not interested in transferring to a four year institution, the college offers career degrees such as Fire Science Technology and Legal Assisting which are meant to immediately make a student more marketable to prospective employers. More traditional degrees in Architecture, Dance, Linguistics, Engineering, and Elementary Education are also available to students seeking associate’s degrees. Four year degrees available include, Early Childhood Education, Health Services Administration, and Nursing, but most of the offerings made at Santa Fe Community College are two year degrees, not four year ones.

Located in the large city of Gainesville, next to the University of Florida, there are plenty of things to do in your off time. Gainesville is filled with clubs, restaurants, and other amenities that tend to keep students busy when they aren’t working on their academic careers. In addition, Santa Fe Community College has sports teams that carry a relatively large following.

There are currently 21,030 students attending Santa Fe Community College, and in 2012 tuition was $2,167 for in state students. For out of state students, that number jumped more than triple to $8,169. Santa Fe Community College offers its students financial aid in the form of federal loans, work study, and pell grants in order to help offset these upfront financial costs. If you are interested in applying for Santa Fe Community College, all you need are your GED records or high school transcripts, and proof of in state residency to get the lower tuition rate.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,400. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $1,900-$2,200
    • Out-of-State: $7,400-$8,902
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $110-$130 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $380-$460 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid72%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships58%$4,629
Receiving Student Loans26%$4,902

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Santa Fe Community College may offer services like:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care for children

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in Florida, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 Santa Fe Community CollegeAlachua CountyFlorida
Graduation Rate47.1%-36.8%
Transfer-out Rate18.5%-12.6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Assistant Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1972)
  • Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1977)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1987)
    • Click the link to get a list of all the Florida nursing schools
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Radiology Technician Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1970)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Santa Fe Community College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

    Biological and Biomedical Sciences

    Business and Marketing Studies

    Computer and Information Sciences

    Construction Trades


    Engineering Technology

    Family and Consumer Sciences

    Health and Clinical Professions

    Legal Professions and Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mechanic and Repair Technology

    Precision Production

    Science Technology

    Security and Protective Services

    Transportation and Materials Moving

    Visual and Performing Arts

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