Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe Community College, also known as SFCC, has been providing learning opportunities to its students for over 20 years. It is a two-year public college situated in Santa Fe, New Mexico. SFCC recently recorded an enrollment of over 14,500 full-time and part-time students. The college offers more than 50 degrees and certificate programs (along with the transfer option to four-year institutions) with a wide range of academic opportunities ranging from criminal justice, and woodworking, to fine arts, media arts, and film. The College Campus covers more than 360 acres.

SFCC's student body is diverse and impressive and the campus is home to several student activities. Santa Fe runs an on-campus radio station and television channel named SFC TV.

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Santa Fe Community College
6401 Richards Ave
Santa Fe , NM 87508-4887

Santa Fe Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching80education, special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, early childhood education
Business and Management53business management, accounting, accounting technology, entrepreneurship, banking
Nursing and Emergency Medicine47registered nursing
Liberal Arts43Regional studies, Spanish language, sign language translation, general studies
Engineering Technician23water quality and recycling tech, construction engineering tech, architectural drafting
Family and Social Work22food and nutrition, social work
Design15design and visual communication, fashion design, interior design
Medical Support and Technology15dental assistant, medical assistant
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy13parks and recreation studies, health and physical education
Cooking and Culinary Arts12chef training
Law12legal assistant
Computer Science and Engineering9computer and info science, data processing tech
Therapy and Counseling8psychology, substance abuse counseling
Art Studies8art studies, arts management
Science7biology, physical sciences
Security and Law Enforcement5criminal justice and safety
Production Trades4woodworking
Office and Administration0administrative assistant
Drama and Performing Arts0dance

Number of programs and degrees for Santa Fe Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree25131
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years11418
Award of less than 1 academic year134

Santa Fe Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Santa Fe Community College had a total enrollment of 3,963 students (2,325 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 44%
Black 1%
Hispanic 33%
Asian 1%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 19%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 8%
18-19 10%
20-21 9%
22-24 10%
25-29 12%
30-34 9%
35-39 9%
40-49 14%
50-64 15%
65+ 4%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Mexico99%
(International Students)1%

Santa Fe Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 51 %
Part-Time 37 %

Santa Fe Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Santa Fe, New Mexico for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Mexico Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Santa Fe Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,434
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 2,469
Books and supplies $ 1,070

Financial Aid:
Santa Fe Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2278100)

Santa Fe Community College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2840

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year0*4$55,742
Associate professoracademic year9$51,7046$51,667
Assistant professoracademic year19$49,74830$47,532
All faculty totalacademic year28$50,37640$48,973

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Santa Fe Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts Management

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Design and Visual Communications, General
Fashion/Apparel Design
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Mgmt & Recycling Tech

Family And Social Work
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Social Work

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Regional Studies (US, Canadian, Foreign)
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Spanish Language and Literature

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Woodworking, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Santa Fe Community College Highlights

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What Sets Santa Fe Community College Apart:

% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Santa Fe Community College % students 40 years or older
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Santa Fe Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 9%Santa Fe Community College % of degrees in education and teaching
% of degrees in design
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%Santa Fe Community College % of degrees in design
% of degrees in law
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Santa Fe Community College % of degrees in law
% of degrees in art studies
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%Santa Fe Community College % of degrees in art studies
% of degrees in business and management
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%Santa Fe Community College % of degrees in business and management
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Santa Fe Community College Number of students
% of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Santa Fe Community College % of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
Minority % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 20%Santa Fe Community College Minority % of student body

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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