Florida Gateway College

Highway 90 East
Lake City, FL 32025-2007
Tel: (386)752-1822
2,912 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 2,912 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 54%.
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 106 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
College Florida Gateway College (FL) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years Four or more years
Institution Control Public institution Private for-profit
Total Faculty 106 staff 34 staff
Florida Gateway College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 2,912 has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.28 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,912 students 634 students
Florida Gateway College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1 36:1
Florida Gateway College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 831 students 468 students
Florida Gateway College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 2,081 students 457 students
Florida Gateway College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Florida Gateway College Enrollment Breakdown FL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Florida Gateway College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Florida Gateway College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Florida Gateway College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Florida Gateway College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Florida Gateway College More (2013-2014)
% Unknown races
Florida Gateway College Unknown (2008-2011)
Florida Gateway College Ethnicity Breakdown FL All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.28 0.70
Florida Gateway College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,070 is less than the state average of $3,074. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,717 is more than the state average of $11,427. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,070 $3,074
Florida Gateway College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,717 $11,427
Florida Gateway College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 76% 91%
Florida Gateway College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (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 $3,074 per year for in-state students and $11,427 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,020 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 82%. 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 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Florida is Johnson & Wales University-North Miami. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.