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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
#17 Best Value Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Most Popular Building Management & Inspection Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Most Popular Dental Support Services 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 Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapy Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#23 Best Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Schools College Factual
#39 Best Respiratory Care Therapy Schools College Factual
#39 Best Dental Support Services Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#40 Best Value Colleges for Allied Health Professions College Factual
#125 Best Allied Health Professions Schools 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
10.4% Loan Default Rate
For the 2019-2020 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 10.4%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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.


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) 49 13 35 0 97
Health Care Management 0 2 0 39 41
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 36 0 0 36
Respiratory Care Therapy 7 21 0 0 28
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 27 0 0 0 27
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapy 0 22 0 0 22
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 0 21 0 0 21
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 0 20 0 20
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 2 4 14 0 20
Welding Technology/Welder 3 0 17 0 20
Electrician 0 0 18 0 18
Physical Therapy Assistant 0 18 0 0 18
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 0 16 0 16
Surgical Technology 0 0 14 0 14
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 0 0 13 0 13
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager 0 12 0 0 12
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 12 0 0 0 12
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Engineering Technology 0 0 11 0 11
Laboratory Sciences & Medical Technology 0 0 0 9 9
Automotive Engineering Technology 0 8 0 0 8
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 0 7 0 0 7
Biomedical Technology 0 5 0 0 5
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 0 4 0 4
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 3 0 3
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 0 2 0 0 2
Carpentry/Carpenter 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 100 171 165 48 484


*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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