Santa Fe College

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School Overview

Santa Fe College is a public, coeducational state college based in the city of Gainesville, in North Central Florida. Santa Fe College offers a large selection of two-year Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees and two Bachelor of Science degrees (in Clinical Laboratory and Health Science Management). Many of the associate degrees offered at Santa Fe College are designed to help students prepare for entry-level careers while others prepare students to transfer to a four-year university and pursue a bachelor’s degree. Santa Fe College offers over 50 Applied Sciences and Technology programs and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

General Information

Admission Office

3000 NW 83rd Street, R-112

Gainesville, FL 32606-6210

(352) 395-7322

Fax: (352) 395-7300

Contact: Michael Hutley

Associate Registrar
Main Address

3000 NW 83rd Street

Gainesville, FL 32606-6210

(352) 395-5000

Total undergrads: 14,796

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,684

Degree-seeking undergrads: 13,606


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Selective to some programs.

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $1,719 $1,819 $2,031 $2,167 +6.70%
Books and Supplies $700 $700 $700 $700 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $2,419 $2,519 $2,731 $2,867 +4.98%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,323 81%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,245 76% $4,067,967 $3,267
• Federal grants 573 35% $1,342,112 $2,342
• Pell grants 327 20% $1,138,432 $3,481
• Other federal grants 246 15% $203,680 $828
Local and state government scholarships or grants 1,145 70% $2,463,935 $2,152
Institutional scholarships or grants 108 7% $261,920 $2,425
Student loan financial aid 376 23% $2,055,770 $5,467
• Federal student loans 376 23% $2,055,770 $5,467
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOC/PHD AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 2952 626
Agriculture, General 83
Animal Sciences, Other 83
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 41 50
Business Administration and Management, General 17 25
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies 8
Executive Assistant/executive Secretary 9 13
Management Information Systems and Services, Other 15
Management Information Systems, General 4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 15 50
Computer Systems Analysis/analyst 33
Computer/information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other 15 17
Construction Trades, General 15
Carpentry/carpenter 1
Electrician 14
Plumbing Technology/plumber
Education 50
Education, Other 50
Engineering Technology, General 40 16
Automotive Engineering Technology/technician 8
Biomedical Technology/technician 14
Computer Technology/computer Systems Technology 16
Construction Engineering Technology/technician 18
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 287 310
Cardiovascular Technology/technologist 37
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
Dental Assisting/assistant 22
Dental Hygiene/hygienist 21
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 1 11
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) 13 151
Health Information/medical Records Technology/technician 6 19
Health/health Care Administration/management
Licensed Practical/vocational Nurse Training 32
Medical Radiologic Technology/science – Radiation Therapist 32
Nuclear Medical Technology/technologist 12
Nursing Assistant/aide and Patient Care Assistant/aide 57
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 141
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist 24
Surgical Technology/technologist 18
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 2 89
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration 2
Criminal Justice/police Science 89
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/technician
Legal Studies, General 9
Legal Assistant/paralegal 9
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2414
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 2414
Mechanics and Repairers, General 25
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician 6
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/technician 19
Precision Production Trades, General 11
Welding Technology/welder 11
Science Technologies/technicians, General 7
Biology Technician/biotechnology Laboratory Technician 7
Transportation and Materials Moving 2
Airline/commercial/professional Pilot and Flight Crew 2
Aviation/airway Management and Operations
Visual and Performing Arts 36 10
Cinematography and Film/video Production 36
Commercial and Advertising Art 10
Work and Family Studies 16
Child Care Provider/assistant 16
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Zoo Animal Technology A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Graphic Design A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences A
Biotechnology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting/Business Management C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business Administration/Management A,C
E-Commerce C
Entrepreneurial Studies C
Information Processing/Data Entry A
Marketing Management C
Office Clerical Services A
Office Management C
Retailing C
Small Business Administration C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Forensics C
Computer Support Specialist C
Digital Media Technology A
Information Technology C
Networking/LAN/WAN Management A
Web/Multimedia Management A

Construction Trades

Building/Property Maintenance A
Carpentry C
Electrician C
Masonry/Tile Setting C
Plumbing C


Early Childhood Education A,C

Engineering Technologies

Automotive Engineering Technology A,C
Biomedical Engineering Technology A
CAD/CADD Drafting/Design A
Construction/Building Technologies A
Electrical Engineering Technologies C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Service C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Cardiac Electrophysiology C
Cardiovascular Technology A
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Dental Assistance C
Dental Hygiene A
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Health Services Administration B
Medical Administrative Assistance A
Medical Insurance Billing C
Medical Insurance Coding C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Medical Sonography Specialist C
Nuclear Medical Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A
Respiratory Therapy A
Surgical Technology C

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics C

Physical Sciences

Astronomy A
Chemistry A

Security & Protective Services

Emergency medical services A
Fire Science/Firefighting A
Police Science A
Professional Pilot Technology-Aviation Science A

Social Sciences

Anthropology A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Santa Fe College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (352) 395-5000
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 3000 Northwest 83rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606-6210
Setting: Suburb: Midsize
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 14,915
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 22 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 9,211 (62% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $2,563
Out-of-state Tuition: $9,189
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 67%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $2,588

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Santa Fe College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Santa Fe College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 852
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 871
Construction Trades 41
Education 111
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 3
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 12113
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 22
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 3
Precision Production 2
Science Technologies/Technicians 12
Transportation and Materials Moving 2
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 42379

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Santa Fe College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $2,563
Out-of-state $9,189
Books and supplies $783

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,094 67%
Grant or scholarship aid 912 56% $2,588
Student loan aid 298 18% $2,465

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 4,910 34% $2,184
Federal student loans 2,143 15% $2,674

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Santa Fe College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Santa Fe College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Santa Fe College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 14,915
Undergraduate enrollment 14,915
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Santa Fe College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
  • Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
    • Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) - Programs for the nuclear medicine technologist

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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