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Florida Gateway College (FGC)

Highway 90 East, Lake City, FL

Campus image of Florida Gateway College

Florida Gateway College, formerly Lake City Community College is located in Lake City, Florida. The school was founded in 1947 as Columbia Forestry School, and became a junior college in 1961. The school adopted its current name in 2008 when it began plans to offer bachelor's degrees. The school began applications for their bachelor's of nursing program back in 2011.

Academics

Florida Gateway College primarily provides vocational programs that result in certificates and associate degree programs that can be used for career preparation or for transfer to a four year institution. The school offers a variety of programs to ensure that students receive the education they want heading toward their goal.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Enrollment at FGC is open, requiring only a high school diploma or GED, along with all pertinent transcripts. Some programs are considered limited access, and as such may require a second application to that program for consideration. Students interested in limited access programs should contact the program director to discuss the application.

Students interested in financial aid should complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to the noted deadlines. Once eligibility is determined, students will consult the financial aid office to determine which grants or loans the student is will receive.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,000. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $2,400-$2,800
    • Out-of-State: $9,500-$11,370
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $100-$120 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $390-$470 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid78%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships78%$4,413
Receiving Student Loans6%$2,628
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Florida Gateway College may offer student services including:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in Florida, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 FGCColumbia CountyFlorida
Graduation Rate33.9%-36.8%
Transfer-out Rate13.2%-12.6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Florida Gateway College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Natural Resources and Conservation

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Security and Protective Services

Other Community Colleges Nearby

The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Florida Gateway College.

Contact Information

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
nan%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
78%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
14:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
10

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$4,369