School Highlights

Gateway Technical College serves 7,839 students (16% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is same as the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 26%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 7,839 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,009
  • Out-state tuition: $5,898
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 33%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 761 teachers has grown by 217% over five years.
Gateway Technical College
(WI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
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
761 staff
419 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Gateway Technical College has grown by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 31:1 over five years.
The Gateway Technical College diversity score of 0.51 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,839 students
2,648 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,245 students
924 students
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# Part-Time Students
6,594 students
1,906 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
434 students
293 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,245 students
924 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
16 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
6,594 students
1,906 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
187 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
1%
4%
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% Hispanic
19%
8%
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% Black
8%
7%
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% White
67%
74%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Unknown races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.51
0.44
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.46%
2.04%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.83%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,200
$33,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,009 is less than the state average of $4,173. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,898 is less than the state average of $6,317. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,009
$4,173
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,898
$6,317
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
70%
78%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,250
$11,250
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,666
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
ACT Composite
n/a
21
ACT English
n/a
19
ACT Math
n/a
20
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Gateway has a rich and proud heritage in local and national career training education. Original state legislation establishing adult and technical education was enacted in 1911. The first technical school in Wisconsin, the nation's first publicly supported technical institution, began that same year in downtown Racine as the name predecessor to Gateway Technical College. A state- sanctioned technical school opened in Kenosha in 1912. Kenosha County established the first Vocational, Technical and Adult Education District under state law in 1965, which allowed district formation beyond city limits on July 1, 1966. Walworth County joined the Kenosha District in 1967 to form District 6, and the City of Racine expanded services on July 1, 1967, to include Racine County. On July 1, 1971, a new Vocational, Technical and Adult Education District 6 was formed, comprised of Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. In 1994 the state technical district system became the Wisconsin Technical College System. The name "Gateway" was adopted October 19, 1972, by the District Board for the Gateway District, replacing reference to District 6, with campuses at Elkhorn, Kenosha, and Racine. As was the case in 1911, Gateway today continues to meet the need for skilled workers in technical-oriented fields. Gateway offers instructional programs from its campuses and through distance learning opportunities, such as online courses, to approximately 29,000 students annually. The Kenosha Campus features 27 Associate Degree options, as well as numerous Advanced Technical Diplomas and Gateway certificates. The Kenosha Campus was proud to introduce its Health Career Labs, utilizing state of the art learning equipment, including the first Patient Simulator of its kind in Southeastern Wisconsin. The computer-operated Simulator allows students to react to real-world medical issues with the consequences of their actions simulated by the equipment. Numerous health career training options are available on the Kenosha Campus. All Gateway sites in Kenosha , Racine and Walworth Counties are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Gateway Technical College cost?

Gateway Technical College's tuition is approximately $4,009 for In-State students and $5,898 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 7,839 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,009
  • Out-state tuition: $5,898
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 33%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Wisconsin public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,173 per year for in-state students and $6,317 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,728 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Wisconsin community colleges have a diversity score of 0.44, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Wisconsin is Milwaukee Area Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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