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
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:15,404
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:23 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:9,859 (64% 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:69%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$4,576

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Santa Fe College Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services841
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services861
Construction Trades41
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields3
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Health Professions and Related Programs11103
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service22
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians3
Precision Production1
Science Technologies/Technicians2
Transportation and Materials Moving2
Visual and Performing Arts1
Grand total39348

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 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 Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$672

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,18069%
Grant or scholarship aid96257%$4,576
Student loan aid39123%$4,805

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid5,58638%$2,321
Federal student loans2,91020%$3,060

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.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

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 2017

Total Enrollment15,404
Undergraduate enrollment15,404
Graduate enrollment0

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
  • 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

*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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