Gateway Community and Technical College

Florence, KY 41042
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Gateway Community and Technical College (GCTC) is located in Florence, Kentucky. This public two-year community college was established back in 2002. GCTC serves around 4,000 students and it offers many academic opportunities for students to pursue. There are more than 200 available associate degrees at this school and many diploma and certificate options as well. There are various career avenues to explore and the school provides credit transfer options for those who wish to move on to a four-year bachelor degree program at a university. The GCTC nursing program is a crucial aspect of this college. The associate degree nursing program at GCTC is very sought after and it provides students with a great education.  Students can enjoy smaller class sizes than normal at this school and this leads to more individual attention. GCTC also has state of the art simulation labs and active learning classrooms that are designed to engage the minds of nursing students. 

Students attending the ADN program can earn their BSN at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) via the spcial RN to BSN program. The college has a credit transfer arrangement with the university.  On the other hand students with LPN license can join the ADN program through the LPN to RN advance placement option.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students4,201
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate68%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 1 12
Certificate 19 178
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 97.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/2008 - 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$162/credit
In State Students$162/credit
Out of State Students$567/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 $7,290 $7,290 $25,515
ADN 70 $11,340 $11,340 $39,690
BSN 125 $20,250 $20,250 $70,875
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, 93% of Gateway Community and Technical 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 54% $4,194
Other Federal Grant 7% $786
State Grant & Scholarships 69% $1,442
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 13% $2,172
Federal Student Loans 28% $4,753
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
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$4,797
$30,001 to $48,000$4,698
$48,001 to $75,000$6,652
$75,001 to $110,000$8,628
Over $110,000$10,068

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Kentucky state board of nursing.
Gateway Community and Technical College
500 Technology Way
Florence, KY 41042

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