• 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 4,299 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 19%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,299 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,704
  • Out-state tuition: $12,536
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 14%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Gateway Community and Technical College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for:

Category
Attribute
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 272 teachers has grown by 47% over five years.
Gateway Community and Technical College
(KY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
272 staff
228 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Gateway Community and Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The Gateway Community and Technical College diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,299 students
2,630 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,151 students
1,129 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,148 students
1,501 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
253 students
253 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,151 students
1,129 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
39 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,148 students
1,501 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
167 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
407 students
% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
5%
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% Black
5%
8%
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% White
86%
81%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
1%
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Diversity Score
0.25
0.33
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
47%
38%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.39%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$29,100
$29,400
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,704 is more than the state average of $3,629. The in-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,536 is more than the state average of $12,449. The out-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,704
$3,629
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$12,536
$12,449
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
94%
97%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,000
$11,279
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,438
$5,953
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
80%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Gateway Community and Technical College cost?

Gateway Community and Technical College's tuition is approximately $3,704 for In-State students and $12,536 for Out-State students.

What is Gateway Community and Technical College's ranking?

Gateway Community and Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Kentucky for: Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,299 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,704
  • Out-state tuition: $12,536
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 14%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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