Gateway Community College

  • Gateway Community College offers high-quality instruction and comprehensive services in an environment conducive to learning. We respond to the changing academic, occupational, technological, and cultural needs of a diverse population.

School Highlights

Gateway Community College serves 7,016 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 53%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 636 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Gateway Community College(CT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty636 staff105 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 11:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
The Gateway Community College diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment7,016 students2,547 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:119:1
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# Full-Time Students2,069 students769 students
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# Part-Time Students4,947 students1,662 students
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% Asian
4%
4%
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% Hispanic
25%
23%
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% Black
24%
17%
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% White
39%
47%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
3%
3%
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% Unknown races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.720.69
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College Completion Rate
10%
17%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,000$35,100
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $4,460 is less than the state average of $5,329. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $13,300 is less than the state average of $15,711. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,460$5,329
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Out-State Tuition Fees$13,300$15,711
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Tuition NotesPer Year
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid76%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$5,186$7,897
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$4,500
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Sports

Total Sports Offered1 sports
SportsBasketballBasketball
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Gateway Community College is located in beautiful downtown New Haven with a satelite campus containing the Automotive division in North Haven. The college offers over 70 academic programs or program options that lead to either associate in arts, associate in science, or associate in applied science degrees, or certificates. Courses are offered at convenient times for both full-time and part-time study during the day, evenings and Saturday mornings. The Gateway faculty ranks among the finest educators in Connecticut.The community also benefits from numerous continuing education, credit-free offerings. Gateway Community College is licensed and accredited by the Board of Regents for Higher Education in Connecticut. The college also is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. The Gateway Community College service area includes the following: Bethany, Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, West Haven and Woodbridge.The Center for Educational Services (CES) provides academic support services for students. The CES provides a wide range of self-paced, graded curriculum materials, tutorial assistance and related services to help students become better skilled in selected areas. Video and computer assisted tutorials are especially useful for review and practice of basic skills, math, English and the sciences.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Gateway Community College is St Vincent's College (15.9 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Connecticut public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,329 per year for in-state students and $15,711 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,401 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Connecticut is 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Connecticut community colleges have a diversity score of 0.69, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Connecticut is Capital Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.