Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe, NM 87508
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Santa Fe Community College is one of the nineteen public 2-year colleges in New Mexico. The campus is located in a suburb, in Santa Fe.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 4,581 students attend the school. Every year 23% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Santa Fe Community College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $1,800, and fees were $315. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $4,290 and $315 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall Suburb
Number of Students4,581
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate63%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 20 93
Certificate 6 82
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 75.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1988 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1989 - 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$48/credit
In State Students$60/credit
Out of State Students$143/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 $2,160 $2,700 $6,435
ADN 70 $3,360 $4,200 $10,010
BSN 125 $6,000 $7,500 $17,875
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, 79% of Santa Fe Community 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 62% $4,533
Other Federal Grant 5% $678
State Grant & Scholarships 62% $1,097
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 20% $807
Federal Student Loans 1% $4,905
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
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$7,502
$30,001 to $48,000$8,574
$48,001 to $75,000$10,018
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New Mexico state board of nursing.
Santa Fe Community College
6401 Richards Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87508

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