Florida Gateway College

  • 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 38:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 31%.
  • Florida Gateway College is the only community colleges within Columbia County, FL.
  • The nearest community college to Florida Gateway College is Santa Fe College (37.1 miles away).

Top Placements

Florida Gateway College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Florida for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 106 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Florida Gateway College(FL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty106 staff37 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Florida Gateway College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Florida Gateway College diversity score of 0.28 is less than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,912 students1,142 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:138:1
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# Full-Time Students831 students487 students
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# Part-Time Students2,081 students655 students
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
4%
24%
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% Black
9%
17%
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% White
84%
69%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
-
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
-
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Diversity Score0.280.60
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College Completion Rate
48%
57%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,500$30,300
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,100 is less than the state average of $6,464. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $11,747 is less than the state average of $11,973. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,100$6,464
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,747$11,973
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid76%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$4,500$11,875
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 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$6,334
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 2014-15 school year data.
Source: 2016 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to Florida Gateway College is Santa Fe College (37.1 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 15,055 students | 37.10 Mi3000 Northwest 83rd Street
    Gainesville FL  32606
    (352)395-5000
    37.1015,055
  • City College-Gainesville
    Private, non-profit
    510 students | 39.10 Mi7001 N.W. 4th Blvd.
    Gainesville FL  32607
    (352)335-4000
    39.10510
  • 1,243 students | 51.30 Mi325 NW Turner Davis Dr
    Madison FL  32340
    (850)973-2288
    51.301,243
  • 558 students | 55.20 Mi805 Wells Rd
    Orange Park FL  32073
    (904)264-9122
    55.20558
  • Fortis College-Orange Park
    Private, for profit
    312 students | 55.20 Mi560 Wells Road
    Orange Park FL  32073
    (904)269-7086
    55.20312
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