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

5,343 Full-Time Undergraduates
$1,872 Avg In-State Tuition

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Santa Fe College Rankings

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.

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
#13 Most Popular Building Management & Inspection Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Most Popular Plumbing & Water Supply Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Value Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Santa Fe College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#10 Best Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#33 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#40 Best Value Colleges for Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science College Factual
#48 Best Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Schools College Factual
#93 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#100 Best Value Colleges for Allied Health Professions College Factual

Where Is Santa Fe College?


Contact details for Santa Fe College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3000 Northwest 83Rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606-6210
Phone: 352-395-5000

Can I Afford Santa Fe College?

$1,872 In-State Tuition
19% Take Out Loans
13.3% 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Santa Fe College, approximately 19% of students took out student loans averaging $2,427 a year. That adds up to $9,708 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Santa Fe College is 13.3%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Santa Fe College Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,343 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,607 undergraduate students at Santa Fe College, with 5,343 being full-time and 7,264 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 5,343 full-time undergraduates at Santa Fe College, 48% are male and 52% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 192
Black or African American 468
Hispanic or Latino 1,151
White 2,820
International Students 185
Other Races/Ethnicities 527

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

4,110 Took All Classes Online
9,200 Took At Least One Class Online
22.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 9,200 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.


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 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Santa Fe College

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Santa Fe College was $2,563 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $9,189. The following table shows how Santa Fe College is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science #1 #1
Laboratory Sciences & Medical Technology #1 #1
Health & Medical Administrative Services #1 #16
Health Care Management #1 #13

Online Growth Rankings of Santa Fe College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Santa Fe College was 22.6%. This is the #876 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Santa Fe College regardless of major.

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) 58 14 23 0 95
Health Care Management 0 4 0 46 50
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 32 0 0 0 32
Respiratory Care Therapy 9 19 0 0 28
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 0 23 0 23
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 0 22 0 0 22
Physical Therapy Assistant 0 21 0 0 21
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapy 4 17 0 0 21
Laboratory Sciences & Medical Technology 0 0 0 21 21
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager 0 20 0 0 20
Electrician 0 0 20 0 20
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 3 10 7 0 20
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 19 0 0 0 19
Surgical Technology 0 0 16 0 16
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 0 0 15 0 15
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 0 14 0 0 14
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 14 0 0 14
Biomedical Technology 0 10 0 0 10
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 0 9 0 9
Welding Technology/Welder 0 0 9 0 9
Automotive Engineering Technology 0 8 0 0 8
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 5 0 5
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 0 4 0 4
Carpentry/Carpenter 0 0 1 0 1
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 125 173 132 67 497


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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