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Santa Fe College is a public institution located in Gainesville, Florida. Gainesville is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Santa Fe College Rankings

Out of the 63 colleges in Florida, Santa Fe College is ranked at #11.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#45 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#75 Most Popular Nursing Associate’s Degree 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
#40 Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#74 Most Popular Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Santa Fe College?

Location of 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

How Do I Get Into Santa Fe College?

You can apply to Santa Fe College online at:

As long as you submit the requested materials to Santa Fe College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Santa Fe College?

20% Take Out Loans
7.6% Loan Default Rate

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.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Santa Fe College

Gender Diversity

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

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Santa Fe College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Santa Fe College Undergraduate Students
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.


This school is the 9th 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 #1,397 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
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 97%
Nursing 14%
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 38%
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 63%
Registered Nursing 14%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Santa Fe College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Santa Fe College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Registered Nursing #362
Nursing #441

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 Nursing Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 0 177 0 76 253
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 53 0 0 0 53
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 39 0 39
TOTAL 53 177 39 76 345


*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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