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 Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe Community College - Santa Fe, NM

6401 Richards Ave, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508-4887

General information:(505)428-1000
Awards offered:Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:No
Student population:4,893( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:17 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Large
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $1,113 $1,224 $1,329 -8%
Out-of-state $2,469 $2,694 $3,084 -13%
Books and supplies $1,070 $1,070 $1,196 -11%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $10,840 $10,840 $11,013 -2%
Other $5,877 $5,877 $6,446 -10%
Off Campus with Family
Other $5,877 $5,877 $6,446 -9%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $2,183 $2,294 $2,525 0%
Off Campus $18,900 $19,011 $19,984 0%
Off Campus with Family $8,060 $8,171 $8,971 0%
On Campus $3,539 $3,764 $4,280 -25%
Off Campus $20,256 $20,481 $21,739 -5%
Off Campus with Family $9,416 $9,641 $10,726 -10%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $1,545
In-state fees $144
Out-of-state tuition $2,940
Out-of-state fees $144
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 322 89% --
Grant or scholarship aid 312 86% $1,274,011 $4,083
Federal grants 240 66% $1,082,254 $4,509
Pell grants 240 66% $1,037,833 $4,324
Other federal grants 59 16% $44,421 $753
State/local government grant or scholarships 204 56% $153,659 $753
Institutional grants or scholarships 54 15% $38,098 $706
Student loan aid 79 22% $446,150 $5,647
Federal student loans 79 22% $446,150 $5,647
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,091 43% $13,754,635 $6,578
Pell grants 1,575 32% $6,229,280 $3,955
Federal student loans 875 18% $6,042,451 $6,906


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $10,016 $9,084 $9,447
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $9,316 $8,651 $8,693
$30,001 - $48,000 $10,323 $9,526 $10,146
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable $11,649 $11,605
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable $14,280 $14,110
$110,001 and more Not applicable $13,512 Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 4,893
Undergraduate enrollment 4,893
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 323
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 35 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/21/2008 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1988 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

05/12/1972 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

12/01/1989 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate8.4%
Number in default13
Number in repayment153

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 02278100

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Associate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)-0-
Category total-0-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-1-
Category total-1-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping13--
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General30-
Banking and Financial Support Services-0-
Business Administration and Management, General-39-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies10-
Category total1762-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General06-
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician0--
Category total06-
Construction Trades Colleges
Building/Property Maintenance2--
Category total2--
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching6--
Education, General08-
Elementary Education and Teaching38--
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching210-
Secondary Education and Teaching29--
Special Education and Teaching, General13--
Category total8818-
Engineering Colleges
Engineering, General-6-
Category total-6-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD60-
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician30-
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Techn12--
Category total210-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing1--
Category total1--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General2--
Category total2--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation12-
Spanish Language and Literature-4-
Category total16-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Dental Assisting/Assistant133-
Medical/Clinical Assistant9--
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist--23
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-66-
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist-7-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling--6
Category total227629
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration1--
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-7-
Category total17-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal78-
Category total78-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies-18-
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-1-
Category total-19-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology/Technician4--
Category total4--
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Natural Resources/Conservation, General314-
Category total314-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General127-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies-0-
Category total127-
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Culinary Arts/Chef Training4716
Category total4716
Physical Sciences Colleges
Physical Sciences-3-
Category total-3-
Precision Production Colleges
Woodworking, General54-
Category total54-
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General-9-
Category total-9-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work-190
Category total-190
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General-7-
Cinematography and Film/Video Production26-
Commercial Photography-2-
Design and Visual Communications, General712-
Fashion/Apparel Design1--
Fine and Studio Arts Management-1-
Interior Design30-
Category total1331-
Grand total20330345