Santa Fe College, based in Gainesville, is one of the premier public colleges in the United States. Ranks first in Florida among public colleges in graduation rate and in the Top 10 nationally in the number of associate degrees awarded in liberal arts.
Leading programs at Santa Fe include Health Sciences (Nursing, Respiratory Care, Cardiovascular Technology, Medical Imaging, etc.), Biotechnology and Clinical Laboratory Science, Business Administration, Digital Media, Zoo Technology and Health Services Administration. There is strong demand for graduates in these areas. The passing rate of SF graduates on national exams is high. In respiratory care, for example, the passing rate for SF graduates is 99 percent.
Nearly two-thirds of SF students are enrolled in Associate of Arts programs, and SF has 2x2 articulation programs with four UF colleges. There is a UF@SF Center on the Northwest campus.
Santa Fe offers bachelors programs in clinical laboratory science, health services administration (on-line), nursing and early childhood education. A bachelors level program in organizational development and supervisory management will be available soon. Under development are bachelors and advanced technical certificate programs in industrial biotechnology.