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Santa Fe College is a public institution located in Gainesville, Florida. The suburban atmosphere of Gainesville makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

6,325 Full-Time Undergraduates
$1,872 Avg In-State Tuition

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Santa Fe College Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, Santa Fe College is ranked #222 out of 1,680 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #12 out of 117 schools in Florida.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Santa Fe College has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#13 Most Popular Online Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#196 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#342 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Santa Fe College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Construction Trades Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Precision Production Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Value Health & Medical Administrative Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Dental Support Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#68 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#91 Most Popular Construction Trades Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#114 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Santa Fe College?

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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
Website: www.sfcollege.edu

Can I Afford Santa Fe College?

$1,872 In-State Tuition
20% Take Out Loans
7.6% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Santa Fe College students paid $107 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $383 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $1,872 $7,418
Fees $691 $1,771
Books and Supplies $783 $783

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 7.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Santa Fe College Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,325 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 14,915 undergraduate students at Santa Fe College, with 6,325 being full-time and 8,590 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 6,325 full-time undergraduates at Santa Fe College, 49% are male and 51% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Santa Fe College students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 238
Black or African American 614
Hispanic or Latino 1,278
White 3,533
International Students 218
Other Races/Ethnicities 444

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Santa Fe College. At this time, 26 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 59 countries are represented at Santa Fe College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Venezuela, Bolivia, and China.

Online Learning at Santa Fe College

2,099 Took All Classes Online
5,357 Took At Least One Class Online
1.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 5,357 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Santa Fe College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 5th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Santa Fe College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Santa Fe College was 1.1%. This is the #1,563 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Santa Fe College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Santa Fe College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Allied Health Professions 27%
Carpentry 17%
Carpentry/Carpenter 17%
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 51%
Construction Trades 18%
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 19%
Dental Support Services 5%
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 19%
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 25%
Electrician 25%
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 50%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 26%
Health Care Management 16%
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 43%
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 38%
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 38%
Laboratory Sciences & Medical Technology 48%
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 97%
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 24%
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 6%
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 40%
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 38%
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 55%
Plumbing & Water Supply 36%
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 36%
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 63%
Precision Metal Working 54%
Precision Production 54%
Surgical Technology/Technologist 30%
Welding Technology/Welder 54%

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Santa Fe College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 99 12 29 0 140
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 53 0 0 0 53
Health Care Management 0 3 0 40 43
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 39 0 39
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 5 28 0 0 33
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 7 24 0 0 31
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 0 30 0 0 30
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 26 0 0 26
Welding Technology/Welder 3 0 23 0 26
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 0 24 0 24
Surgical Technology/Technologist 0 0 23 0 23
Laboratory Sciences & Medical Technology 0 0 0 23 23
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 6 8 9 0 23
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 20 0 0 0 20
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 0 19 0 0 19
Electrician 0 0 16 0 16
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 0 16 0 0 16
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 0 15 0 15
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 0 0 14 0 14
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician 0 10 0 0 10
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 0 10 0 0 10
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 0 9 0 9
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager 0 8 0 0 8
Carpentry/Carpenter 0 0 6 0 6
Biomedical Technology 0 6 0 0 6
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 0 0 0 0 0
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot & Flight Crew 0 0 0 0 0
Aviation/Airway Management & Operations 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 193 200 207 63 663

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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