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Gaston College

201 Hwy 321 S, Dallas, NC

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Gaston College is one of the largest community colleges in the state and it is part of the North Carolina Community College System. This institution has three campuses - Dallas, Lincoln and Kimbrell (east) and Textile Technology Center.

This college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  The main campus located at 201 Highway 321 South Dallas, NC 28034-1499 is comprised of twelve major buildings, large parking area and auditorium occupying an approximately 450,868 square feet land area.

Defined by quality and innovation, Gaston College offers academic programs and services designed to provide real-life educational experience in line with the current industry needs. Students are given the opportunity to finish Diploma, Certificate and two-year Associate degree courses with more than 100 programs of study to choose from.

Five divisions encompass the different programs of this college: Arts & Sciences; Business & Information Technology; Health and Human Services; Engineering & Industrial Technology; and Economic and Workforce Development.

Apart from the curriculum courses, continuing education programs are also offered to promote lifelong learning, enhance professional competence and develop new skills for the residents of the community it serves.  To meet the diverse needs of the students, several online programs are offered with flexibility. Students can choose from either internet or hybrid courses, whichever is more convenient for them.

Gaston College lives by its maxim to provide opportunities for life through nurturing an empowered community destined to succeed in a globally competitive industry.

Ask GC and a complete list of degree programs offered by Gaston College can be found via their website or by requesting information from our page.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,800. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $2,300-$2,700
    • Out-of-State: $8,400-$10,120
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $73-$88 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $260-$320 per credit 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 Aid77%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships70%$4,118
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Gaston College may provide services including:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares this school against community colleges in North Carolina.

 Gaston CollegeGaston CountyNorth Carolina
Graduation Rate24.1%-20.3%
Transfer-out Rate8.7%-19.8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Lincoln Campus

  • Dietetic Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (since 2001)

Campus: Gaston College

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2011)
    • Find all the other nursing programs in North Carolina
  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2011)
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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 Gaston 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,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Science Technology

Security and Protective Services

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Contact Information

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
nan%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
77%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
19:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
6

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$3,073