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 3,385 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is lower than the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 61%.

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.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's DominantBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty106 staff55 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Florida Gateway College has grown by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The Florida Gateway College diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 58% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,385 students2,723 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio32:134:1
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# Full-Time Students1,218 students789 students
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# Part-Time Students2,167 students1,934 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
44174
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
6%
28%
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% Black
15%
19%
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% White
72%
39%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
5%
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Diversity Score0.450.73
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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 $4,078. 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 $10,890. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,100$4,078
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,747$10,890
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid87%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,500$10,500
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 2017-18 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,022$5,500
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Source: 2019 (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 (36.7 miles away).
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