President's Message

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 is the 65th anniversary of the founding of Manatee Junior College. Over those years there have been many changes , including our name; first to Manatee Community College and then to SCF. What hasn't changed is the pride we share in providing our community higher education opportunities to meet its economic and cultural needs.

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SCF Generations

SCF has more than 55,000 alumni and a tradition of offering a full college experience that includes athletics, student clubs and organizations, fine and performing arts, an honors program and student-centered academics. The college has adapted throughout the years, completing strategic growth initiatives and adjusting degree offerings to meet local workforce needs.


65 Years Together

We are upholding a long legacy of being the first choice for higher education, cultural enrichment, employment and philanthropy.

At SCF, we meet you where you are. We’re everyone’s college!

Our vision to be the community’s first choice for higher education, economic development, philanthropic investment and cultural fulfillment.

The SCF Athletic Hall of Fame not only recognizes the honorees, it also celebrates the College’s rich athletic history.

The B.S. in Nursing became SCF’s first four-year degree in 2009. Our 1,000th BSN nurse graduated in 2019!

Read about our exciting past and present in INSPIRE Magazine, a publication for alumni, and friends of MJC, MCC and SCF.

Since 1966, the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center has served as a cultural center for Manatee and Sarasota counties. 

SCF has hosted an A-rated Collegiate School for the last 12 years, with campuses in Bradenton and Venice.

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