Santa Fe College

Gainesville, FL 32606

Santa Fe College is one of the 40 public 4-year colleges in Florida. Its campus is medium in size and located in a suburb in Gainesville. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 50% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Santa Fe College's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $1,872, and fees were $691. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,418 and $1,771 respectively.


Campus LocaleMidsize Suburb
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 33 125
Bachelor's degree 9 58
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 3 17
Certificate 9 53
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 85.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1968 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1987 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
12/01/1996 - 06/30/2014
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/22/2014 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$107/credit
In State Students$107/credit
Out of State Students$383/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $4,815 $4,815 $17,235
ADN 70 $7,490 $7,490 $26,810
BSN 125 $13,375 $13,375 $47,875
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 68% of Santa Fe College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 44% $4,286
Other Federal Grant 9% $552
State Grant & Scholarships 32% $1,752
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 4% $4,818
Federal Student Loans 21% $4,675
Private Loans 1% $9,144


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$9,201
$30,001 to $48,000$9,879
$48,001 to $75,000$11,197
$75,001 to $110,000$12,291
Over $110,000$12,522

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Florida Nurses Foundation Scholarship and Grant

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Charlotte Liddell Scholarship Fund

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District 3 Scholarship

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District 4 Florida Nurses Scholarship/Research Award

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Eleanor Bindrum Scholarship Fund

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.

Santa Fe College
3000 Northwest 83rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606

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