Florida Gateway College

Highway 90 East, Lake City
FL, 32025-2007
Tel: (386)752-1822
3,058 students
Public institution

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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 3,058 students (34% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Florida Gateway College is the only community colleges within Columbia County, FL.
The nearest community college is Santa Fe College (37.1 miles away).

School Overview

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

Student Body

The student population of 3,058 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.23 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,058 students
1,287 students
Florida Gateway College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,039 students
832 students
Florida Gateway College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2,019 students
1,021 students
Florida Gateway College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Florida Gateway College sch enrollment Florida Gateway College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Florida Gateway College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
2%
7%
Florida Gateway College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
9%
12%
Florida Gateway College Black (2006-2012)
% White
87%
66%
Florida Gateway College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Florida Gateway College sch ethnicity Florida Gateway 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. 0.23 0.45
Florida Gateway College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,070 is less than the state average of $5,917. The in-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,717 is more than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,070 $5,917
Florida Gateway College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,717 $10,050
Florida Gateway College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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