Florida Gateway College

Tel: (386)752-1822
3,026 students
Public institution
Lake City Community College (LCCC) has established a strong tradition of providing high quality, postsecondary educational opportunities to the citizens of North Florida. What began as a school of Forestry in 1947, has now grown to be a comprehensive, public community college serving more than 7,000 students a year.
School Highlights:
Florida Gateway College serves 3,026 students (31.36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the community college average of 38:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Florida Gateway College is the only community colleges within Columbia County, FL.
The nearest community college is Santa Fe College (37.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 103 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
College Florida Gateway College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 103 staff
61 staff
Florida Gateway College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 3,026 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.23 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,026 students 1,296 students
Florida Gateway College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1
Florida Gateway College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 949 students
810 students
Florida Gateway College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,077 students
1,036 students
Florida Gateway College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Florida Gateway College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Florida Gateway College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Florida Gateway College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Florida Gateway College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Florida Gateway College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Florida Gateway College Unknown (2008-2013)
Florida Gateway College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.23 0.53
Florida Gateway College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,100 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,747 is more than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,100 $5,694
Florida Gateway College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,747 $10,252
Florida Gateway College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91%
Florida Gateway College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Today the campus of LCCC is an attractive site, nestled in one hundred acres of southern pines, with over twenty-five modern buildings surrounded by crepe myrtle and azalea shrubbery. The College offers outstanding programs in the liberal arts and sciences. A significant number of students who begin their college career in these programs earn associate degrees, and then successfully transfer to senior institutions where they maintain superior records when compared to their university counterparts. The College also offers outstanding opportunities in such diverse vocational programs as business administration, computer programming, forestry, golf course operations, irrigation technology, landscape technology, cosmetology, and many more. The College provides comprehensive training in several allied health fields such as registered nursing, practical nursing, emergency medical services, medical laboratory technology, and others. Each year the College maintains the search for excellence by offering new programs, which meet the needs of its district. Although Lake City Community College is only one of two community colleges in the state to offer residential facilities, it is not uncommon for students to commute up to 50 miles one way to attend classes. The College's district encompasses five North Florida counties: Baker, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, and Union. This 2,683 square mile district is an area twice the size of Rhode Island. The region around the College is commonly referred to as Florida's Crown. Lake City is situated midway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. The geographic area around the College would generally be considered rural. The moderate climate, hospitality of the community, and beauty of the adjacent recreational areas draw visitors and newcomers from around the world. The College itself is located approximately six miles east on Highway 90 from downtown Lake City, Florida, by the airport. Lake City Community College offers you a resource in the staff, solid academic programs, a variety of college activities, new technology and newly renovated buildings, facilities and dorms.

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Did You Know?
For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,505 per year for in-state students and $11,401 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,453 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 72%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Florida community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Florida is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.