Florida Gateway College

Lake City, FL 32025

Florida Gateway College (FGC) is located in Lake City, Florida. This school was once known as Lake City Community College but is now functioning as a full state college. Students at this school will be able to earn various different associate degrees, bachelor degrees, and certificates. It has a wide array of different courses for students to pick from and has been providing exceptional academic opportunities to the community for years. This school was originally established in 1947 and has undergone many changes. It currently serves 7,000 students each year.

FGC has a nursing program that has proven to be very effective at producing great professionals. The registered nursing program allows students to earn an associate in science degree in nursing (ADN), LPN or a BSN. Once the course has been completed, students will be fully prepared to take the NCLEX licensure examination. The programs are approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing and the RN programs accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Nursing students will be able to focus on gaining all of the right skills to find a successful career. The FGC  nursing programs have good success rates and many nursing students go on to have incredibly lucrative careers. 

  • The ADN program has two tracks; one traditional and one fast-tracked
  • The RN-to-BSN program is offered online


Campus LocaleDistant Town
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 24 80
Bachelor's degree 1 13
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 3 33
Certificate 2 12
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 85%
  • NCLEX-PN: 91.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1966 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1994 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
05/05/2016 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$103/credit
In State Students$103/credit
Out of State Students$392/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $4,635 $4,635 $17,640
ADN 70 $7,210 $7,210 $27,440
BSN 125 $12,875 $12,875 $49,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 78% of Florida Gateway College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 44% $4,714
Other Federal Grant 5% $547
State Grant & Scholarships 29% $1,587
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 29% $981
Federal Student Loans 10% $4,480
Private Loans 5% $3,896


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$2,976
$30,001 to $48,000$3,186
$48,001 to $75,000$6,251
$75,001 to $110,000$8,012
Over $110,000$9,312

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Relevant scholarships

Florida Nurses Foundation Scholarship and Grant

The Florida Nurses Foundation exists to promote nursing and delivery of healthcare through the advancement of research, education and practice. Each year, funds are provided to registered nurses ...

Charlotte Liddell Scholarship Fund

Annual awards for Florida residents who are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a nationally accredited Nursing program in Florida. Undergraduate students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA; ...

District 3 Scholarship

There are two scholarships annually; Preference to Marion County Residents, BSN generic students only, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must: Be enrolled in a nationally ...

District 4 Florida Nurses Scholarship/Research Award

The scholarship is to students from Hillsborough County who are pursuing a Geriatric RN or graduate program.   Applicants must:   Be enrolled in a nationally accredited ...

Eleanor Bindrum Scholarship Fund

Annual awards for Florida residents who are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a nationally accredited Nursing program in Florida. Undergraduate students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA; ...

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.

Florida Gateway College
Highway 90 East
Lake City, FL 32025

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