On April 5, 1966, voters approved the creation of the Junior College District of Sedalia. On April 10, 1968, the college officially became State Fair Community College, the outcome of a “Name the College” contest won by Smith-Cotton High School senior Brenda Weathers. Located on land west of the Missouri State Fairgrounds, it had just one building – a 35,000-square-foot facility made of six modular units connected by a central hallway. In 2018 SFCC will celebrate 50 years of living its mission to “provide relevant and innovative learning experiences that successfully prepare students and enrich the intellectual, economic and cultural vitality of the communities it serves.”
SFCC awards certificates and associate’s degrees, many of which can be earned completely online.