Santa Fe College is one of the leading public colleges in America. The school awards certificate and undergraduate degrees in numerous programs of study. Santa Fe’s curriculum includes courses in Fashion Merchandising, Interior Design, Criminal Justice and other career fields. Santa Fe College is home to more than 60 student groups and organizations. The Black Student Union (BSU) caters to the needs and interests of African-American students on campus. It is the BSU’s goal to make sure all students of color are treated fairly and enrich their lives with social and academic activities. Santa Fe College is the school of choice for many Florida residents. After completing their education at Santa Fe, many students successfully enter the workforce or go on to complete their education at the University of Florida and other major universities.

Location: Gainesville, FL

Type of Institution: Two-year community college and four-year public college

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State: $1,147.50

     • Out-of-State: $1,657.50

Size: 24,000+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 20%

Percentage of Men: 46%

Percentage of Women: 54%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 25:1

Degrees Offered: Certificate, Associate’s, Bachelor’s

Colleges/Schools: Arts, Science, Applied Science

Housing: Housing not provided


     • African-American Greek: N/A

     • Others: Black Student Union, Soul Sisters

City Life: Museums, art galleries, auto raceway, fishing, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, outdoor festivals, shopping, dining