Santa Fe Community College in Santa Fe

Santa Fe, NM

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Santa Fe Community College offers 429-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. 1 high safety campus. 38.9% are women, and 61.1% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Santa Fe Community College is 9602$, that is at the level of national average. 10% of full-time Santa Fe Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $31,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Santa Fe Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Santa Fe Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$9,195
$30,001 - $48,000$9,879
$48,001 - $75,000$11,692
$75,001 - $110,000$14,391



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


2042 of Santa Fe Community College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 37 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Santa Fe Community College number 9 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New Mexico.

Students at Santa Fe Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Santa Fe Community College.

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Graduation Rate


Santa Fe Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

10% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Santa Fe Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Santa Fe Community College is 14:1, that means that for every 14 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Santa Fe Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Santa Fe Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in New Mexico.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on SFCC

The campus located by 6401 Richards Ave address in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


SFCC in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Santa Fe Community College with 0.02% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on SFCC is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Santa Fe Community College offers 429 programs in total: 222 are for Associate's degree, 189 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 18 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the highest number of programs in comparison with other 51 universities in New Mexico state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree and 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs offered. Santa Fe Community College is one of the few institutions in New Mexico that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New Mexico state average data to help you compare.


Santa Fe Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 3001 students with 90018 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Santa Fe Community College

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Seeems very nice college the architecture is also amazing

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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If you are savvy at recognizing a good professor or instructor and don't waste your time with less qualified, less professional instructors you can reap the benefits of all the SFCC has to offer. There are numerous opportunities for credit course students to take advantage of, some of which ( like free tutoring and counseling) are sometimes under-utilized. Any questionable issues I've had at SFCC (and SFCC has issues) , have been eclipsed by many more positive interactions. Any student who wants to learn and is motivated should focus on their goals and look to those at SFCC who can and will help them make that happen.There are some very good educators at SFCC. Seek them out!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Definitely a five star rating. I love going to school here!!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Despite what some may say, the Santa Fe Community College is an excellent school. Especially for those of us who can not afford and expensive University.The staff and facilities are awesome and there are many degree options for you to pick from. There are also many extra circular classes that seem like a lot of fun! Sure it's not perfect but no one should expect it to be as they are just a small college. I can say from my own personal experience that I enjoy coming to school here. Everyone is really friendly and most of the teachers are helpful and caring towards their students.As for the previous reviewer, I work at the bookstore and I can tell you that we would never purposely sell you a used book for full price. If that was really the case, you should have come back the the Bookstore with your receipt and shown us the mistake. We would have refunded you your money if what you said was true.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Santa Fe Community College provided me a cheap alternative to expensive universities. I have been going there since being a sophomore in high-school (about 4 years ago) and they have a great duel credit program. I was able to substitute high school classes for credit which was very handy when I graduated from High School. The teachers seem to be a split down the middle between the ones who care and the ones that want to get paid. Most of the pre-rec classes are pretty boarding and nothing special , but they are affordable and not that hard to pass. Its a great place to get that kinda stuff out of the way for people looking to also transfer to another 4 year school. The 2 major down sides I notice are the administration and age gap between students. Admin is slow and unresponsive, they don't warn you of important dates and deadlines resulting in administrative havoc that can take days and even weeks to fix. As for the age groups, I am currently 20 years old and most students at the school are either in High School (14-18 years ) or an older adult crowed ranging from 30-65 years old. So for someone perusing an associates after high school it isn't the best place to make tones of friends and have the stereotypical college experience. However... The classes specializing in media arts are acceptable. Students are usually more motivated to learn then the pre-recs. The teachers are nice and very flexible and will tweak things around for you to help you get your degree sooner. Over all I would suggest this school for kids looking for a great alternative to high school. Or people that are looking to get their 2 year degree for a fraction of the price of a university.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 6401 Richards Ave


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +5054281000

Institution is active in current year: 1

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