Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at SFCC are mainly Hispanic with a significant White population. The school has high racial diversity. 65% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Santa Fe Community College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of Santa Fe Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 35%
Black 2%
Hispanic 52%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 5%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 0%
Race Unknown 3%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 50% more female students than male students enrolled at Santa Fe Community College with a gender ratio of 60% women to 40% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, SFCC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Santa Fe Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 40%
Women 60%
Enrollment by gender for Santa Fe Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,683
Women 2,524

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

SFCC serves a very low number of students outside of New Mexico, with 99 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Santa Fe Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 99%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$54,549 per year

62% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
4,207
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 55.4%
Part time Undergrads 63.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=188137 IPEDS survey data for Santa Fe Community College.