About SF

About SF

Our Story

Santa Fe College was established by the state government in 1965 to offer wide access to quality higher education. Since then, the college has established programs and services that fulfill its mission of educational opportunity, responsiveness to the community, economic development and innovation in the public interest.

The philosophy of the college has been, and continues to be student-centered. Santa Fe College is home to a planetarium, a nationally recognized teaching zoo, geological (underground caves) field laboratory and a state-of-the-art Fine Arts Hall.

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Gainesville, Florida




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Santa Fe College

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