GateWay Community College

Phoenix, AZ 85034

GateWay Community College was established in 1968 and originally located in downtown Phoenix as the first technical college in the state of Arizona. GCC is one of 10 accredited colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District and the only college in the district served by the Valley Metro Light Rail, making it a convenient destination for students already living in the greater Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa region. GCC recently integrated the Maricopa Skill Center to increase the number of available courses. Combined with the Maricopa Skill Center, GCC currently offers over 160 different programs providing degrees and certificates. 

GateWay Community College provides a wide variety of programs in various fields, including many healthcare-related programs. The nursing programs include an Associates in Applied Sciences (AAS) degree and certificates of completion in nurse refresher and practical nursing. A transition course is available for licensed practical nurses wanting to become registered nurses. GCC also provides continuing education programs for healthcare and nursing as well as a practical nurse bridge for military veterans with a nursing background. Students interested in any of the nursing programs offered at SCC are required to attend an information session, where they will receive enrollment guidance and more information about the programs being offered. 


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate56%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN
  2. BSN
  3. ADN

    Gateway Community College’s nursing program offers graduates and Associates degree in applied sciences. The program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. After students successfully complete this program they will be eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam required to become a registered nurse.

    Candidates must have a High school diploma or GED and complete the required prerequisite courses before applying to the program. Students must also agree to a drug screening and full criminal background check as part of the application. A Fingerprint clearance card is also required as part of the application.

    Training will consist of hands-on training in a variety of health care settings. The student must pass all required courses in the program with a grade of “C” or better If a student desires they may use their credits after graduation to transfer to a Bachelors in nursing degree program. GateWay community college is branch of Maricopa Community College. This Nursing program is offered at all eight of Maricopa Community College’s locations.

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Certificate 28
Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing Certificate 0
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 111
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide Certificate 49
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 22
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 210

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from GateWay Community College

Rio Salado College
2.8 miles away
Phoenix College
5.73 miles away
Scottsdale Community College
7.53 miles away
Mesa Community College
8.25 miles away
Glendale Community College
13.72 miles away
Paradise Valley Community College
14.01 miles away
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
15.79 miles away
Estrella Mountain Community College
20.08 miles away
Central Arizona College
39.38 miles away
Yavapai College
80.21 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1971 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1966 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$6,945
30k to 48k$7,269
48k to 75k$8,255
75k to 110k$12,212
Over 110k$12,293
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $86.00 $327.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

American Legion Auxiliary Department of Arizona Past Presidents’ Parley Nurses Scholarship

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Sigma Theta Tau Nursing International Scholarship

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Ruth E. Nicolls Memorial Nursing Scholarship

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Arizona Hazlewood Memorial Scholarship

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Arizona state board of nursing
GateWay Community College
108 N. 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034

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