Florida Gateway College

Highway 90 East
Lake City, FL 32025
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings
  • 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 3,018 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 59%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 3,018 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,100
  • Out-state tuition: $11,747
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 23%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Florida Gateway College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 248 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Florida Gateway College
(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Private, for profit
Total Faculty
248 staff
139 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Florida Gateway College has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
The Florida Gateway College diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,018 students
2,862 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,018 students
862 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,000 students
2,000 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Florida Gateway College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
240 students
263 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,018 students
862 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
66 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,000 students
2,761 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
34 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
44 students
174 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
6%
29%
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% Black
12%
16%
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% White
77%
41%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Florida Gateway College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Non Resident races
n/a
3%
% Unknown races
n/a
5%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score
0.39
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
48%
50%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Florida Gateway College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of FL by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
2.12%
3.57%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,500
$31,500
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Florida Gateway College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of FL by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,100 is less than the state average of $3,893. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,747 is more than the state average of $10,705. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,100
$3,893
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$11,747
$10,705
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Florida Gateway College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
91%
88%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Florida Gateway College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$6,750
$9,750
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Florida Gateway College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,250
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Florida Gateway College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
91%
SAT Reading
n/a
442
SAT Math
n/a
429
ACT Composite
n/a
18
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
18
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Florida Gateway College cost?
Florida Gateway College's tuition is approximately $3,100 for In-State students and $11,747 for Out-State students.
What is Florida Gateway College's ranking?
Florida Gateway College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Florida for: Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 3,018 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,100
  • Out-state tuition: $11,747
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 23%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,893 per year for in-state students and $10,705 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,548 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 90%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Florida community colleges have a diversity score of 0.72, which is higher than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Florida is Miami Ad School. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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