• One of the ten nationally accredited Maricopa County Community Colleges, GateWay Community College is a fully accredited, comprehensive institution emphasizing both academic and occupational programs.

School Highlights

GateWay Community College serves 5,067 students (25% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 57%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,067 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,046
  • Out-state tuition: $7,830
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 72%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

GateWay Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 438 teachers has grown by 100% over five years.
GateWay Community College
(AZ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
438 staff
202 staff
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Student Body

The student population of GateWay Community College has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five years.
The GateWay Community College diversity score of 0.66 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,067 students
5,548 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
16:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,283 students
1,283 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,784 students
4,265 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
250 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
4%
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% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
50%
36%
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% Black
11%
5%
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% White
28%
43%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
4%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score
0.66
0.68
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College Completion Rate
21%
22%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,500
$32,100
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,046 is less than the state average of $3,368. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,830 is less than the state average of $8,322. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,046
$3,368
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,830
$8,322
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
68%
79%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$6,750
$9,399
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in GateWay Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,500
$4,750
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in GateWay Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • A complete college experience must involve not only the development of academic skills, but also the development of personal and interpersonal competencies. GateWay provides a vast array of resources and activities for all types and levels of students. The staff and faculty of GWCC are dedicated to providing you with a practical, comprehensive education that will give you the tools and knowledge to attain a competitive edge in your chosen career or in furthering your educational aspirations. The Maricopa Skill Center has had 40 successful years since its founding in 1962 providing businesses with entry-level employees who can do the job they were hired to do and to understand and practice effective work ethics. An estimated 75,000 graduates have started or enhanced their careers at the Skill Center. GateWay offers exciting opportunities for students who wish to participate in cultural clubs and organizations that are associated with specific career fields. The success of a company is measured by the skill and knowledge level of its employees. We can offer your organization high quality training and state-of-the art technology to increase your company's productivity. Training is offered at your business or on our sites. Training can also be customized to meet your needs.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,067 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,046
  • Out-state tuition: $7,830
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 72%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

Maricopa County, AZ community colleges have a diversity score of 0.61, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Maricopa County, AZ is Brookline College-Tempe. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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