Gateway Community and Technical College

500 Technology Way, Florence
KY, 41042
Tel: (859)441-4500
4,760 students
Public institution
Gateway Community and Technical College (GCTC) is one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Our mission, as a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, is to offer a high-quality, targeted education to meet the professional and personal goals of all Kentuckians. Gateway offers daytime, evening and weekend classes at three convenient campus locations. Choose the academic program that best fits your needs. Earn a two-year associate degree in a subject such as Business Administration or Criminal Justice, or complete shorter certificates and diplomas in dozens of sought-after careers. Having a clear vision, a strong set of core values, and a well defined mission are critical components for a strong foundation of educational excellence. It is also necessary to have a comprehensive, attainable strategy for meeting the mission of the college. At Gateway we pride ourselves in having a culture of collaboration that engages our students, our employees, and our community in a continuous dialogue on the future of learning in a global marketplace. We encourage you to share our enthusiasm for the future by exploring our strategy to Make Change Happen.
School Highlights:
Gateway Community and Technical College serves 4,760 students (34% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 13%.
Gateway Community and Technical College is one of 3 community colleges within Boone County, KY.
The nearest community college is Lincoln College of Technology-Florence (2.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Gateway Community and Technical College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 4,760 teachers has grown by 36% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 46% over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,760 students
1,287 students
Gateway Community and Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,600 students
832 students
Gateway Community and Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 3,160 students
1,021 students
Gateway Community and Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Gateway Community and Technical College sch enrollment Gateway Community and Technical College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Gateway Community and Technical College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
1%
7%
Gateway Community and Technical College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
9%
12%
Gateway Community and Technical College Black (2006-2012)
% White
88%
66%
Gateway Community and Technical College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Gateway Community and Technical College More (2010-2012)
Gateway Community and Technical College sch ethnicity Gateway Community and Technical College sta ethnicity
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. 0.22 0.45
Gateway Community and Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,440 is less than the state average of $5,917. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,840 is more than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,440 $5,917
Gateway Community and Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,840 $10,050
Gateway Community and Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

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