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Florence, KY 41042
p. 859-441-4500
w. www.gateway.kctcs.edu

Gateway Community and Technical College

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Introduction

Gateway Community and Technical College (CTC) provides affordable and meaningful educational services to local residents through a broad range of programs. Located in northern Kentucky, the school operates campuses in Boone County, Covington and Edgewood. A center in Park Hills provides office space, while a downtown Covington Urban Center offers remedial education for at-risk students wishing to enter college.

Graduates from degree programs can readily transfer their credits to a four-year institution. Certificate and diploma programs require fewer credit hours but prepare recipients for immediate entry into the workforce and the school strives to offer vocational programs that reflect opportunities within the region.

Academics

The school offers career-focuses programs for students who wish to earn a two-year associate’s degree or take a course to earn a certificate and enter the workforce after graduation. These classes provide plenty of hands-on learning with traditional classwork to prep these future employees. In fact, the college has a Workforce Solutions program that partners with employers to develop training systems for their workers and provides advisement for solutions.

Students can also earn an associate’s degree and transfer those credits towards a bachelor’s degree at any Kentucky college or university. This saves money in the long run for students since it costs less to obtain those two years of credit at this college.

There are many programs for students to major in, and the school is divided into the following divisions:

  • Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  • Business, Design, and Technology
  • Developmental Education and Orientation to College
  • Manufacturing and Trades Technologies
  • Nursing and Allied Health
  • Protective and Professional Services Division
  • Science, Technology, and Mathematics
  • Transportation Technology

Interactive television courses, online courses and telecourses are all available. A student can theoretically earn an associate’s degree from Gateway CTC without setting foot on campus. The Kentucky Virtual Campus (KVC) is a resource shared by all of Kentucky’s community colleges. Learn on Demand courses through KVC can be finished in as little as five weeks.

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Admissions

There is no application fee and pplications are available online. Prospective students can also fill out a paper application and drop it off at one of the three campus locations.

High-School or GED Admissions

Students who have earned a high-school diploma or GED should forward transcripts or score reports to the Office of Admissions. With an open enrollment policy, Gateway CTC admits every student who can supply these basic credentials. Assessment testing by way of the ACT or SAT test allows the student to be registered for the correct levels of English, reading and math. Low scores on certain sections of the ACT or SAT may require that the test-taker also sit for the ASSET or COMPASS test.

Transfer Admissions

The school generally accepts credits from other accredited schools, provided that the student maintained a GPA of at least 2.0. Official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities must be supplied at the time of application. Under certain conditions, transfer applicants with lower GPAs will be admitted on probational status.

International Admissions

Citizens of foreign nations must fill out an international application. These applicants must also produce bank statements showing the financial ability to cover the costs of their own education. International students whose first language is not English will be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language and achieve a minimum score of 500 on the paper-based version.

Visiting Student Admissions

Students enrolled at another institution can take one or several courses here. A letter of good standing from the home college and a set of unofficial transcripts are the only required documents. Certain classes and programs may have prerequisites, and these issues will have to be sorted out on a case-by-case basis.

Financial Aid

Without federal, state and private financial aid opportunities, many people simply could not afford a higher education. Even given the affordability of a community college like Gateway, most students need help paying for tuition, fees, books and incidental expenses. As the first step in receiving a financial aid package, every student should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. These applications have to be completed every year that the student attends school, and they are available after the first of the year. Data provided on the FAFSA helps financial aid officials assemble customized assistance packages for each student in need.

Most financial aid programs require U.S. citizenship, satisfactory academic progress and enrollment in a program that ends with a degree, diploma or certificate. Financial aid breaks down into three categories: grants, scholarships and loans.

Grants

The federal government provides the Pell Grant and the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant to students with demonstrated financial need. For students who completed a rigorous high-school curriculum, the Academic Competitiveness Grant can supplement other grant funding sources.

Scholarships

The school provides 19 categories of scholarship awards. Most of these opportunities have more strict requirements than similar grant programs. Some scholarships are awarded only to students pursuing a specific program, while others have high academic standards which must be continually maintained. The Office of Financial Aid has information about all available scholarships.

Loans

After grant and scholarship monies are distributed, some students may still have difficulty funding their education. Direct Loans from the federal government offer fair interest rates and a number of repayment plans. Borrowers who find themselves in hardship situations can defer payments while they work to improve their finances.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4431st for the average student loan amount.
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Students

Half of the campus’s 4,000-plus students are non-traditional. These students are primarily working adults looking to enhance or begin a career. Many non-traditional students are first-time college students. All but five percent of the student body are Kentucky natives.

The Career Resource Center at the Boone County campus helps students prepare to enter the workforce. Career assessments give students an idea of the opportunities afforded by their academic path. Local and regional employers often participate in career fairs, distributing information as well as holding formal interviews. Staff at the Career Center are willing and able to assist with resumes, interview skills and the unenviable task of job hunting.

Students with disabilities are provided with every reasonable accommodation. After admission, students in need of accommodations should schedule an appointment with the Disability Services office. Officials at the office work closely with each student to determine the best solution for each individual case.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Local Community

Northern Kentucky benefits enormously from neighborly relations with Cincinnati, Ohio. Professional sporting events are within a short drive from any of the campuses. A major interstate highway runs north-south through the region, connecting Florida to Michigan. Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky both lie to the south. Outside of major cities, the area boasts plenty of quiet, natural areas, with recreational opportunities all year long.

Faculty

The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Many of the faculty teach on a part-time basis. The wide variety of distance learning options means that students may enroll in classes taught by the faculty of another institution entirely.

Accreditation

Accreditation is provided by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Information Summary

Ranks 39th in Kentucky and 2438th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 122 0.30
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 1 0.00
Forcible Rape 36 0.09
Robbery 147 0.36
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 723 1.77
Larceny 1,472 3.60
Vehicle theft 203 0.50

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Florence, KY 41042
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population41,466 (41,456 urban / 10 rural)
Households16,153 (2.55 people per house)
Median Household Income$47,441
Families11,099 (3.08 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2104

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 3215th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,456 $3,456 $12,096
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $80 $80 $80
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $144 $144 $504
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $4,536 $4,536 $13,176
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $14,361 $14,361 $23,001
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,386 $7,386 $16,026

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,320 $3,440 $3,320 $3,440 $11,240 $11,840
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,000(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,975(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,850(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,850(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 98 33 7 2 1,169 6 1,331
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other 13 13
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 2 17 21
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 16 7 145 173
Business Administration and Management, General 20 5 208 233
Child Care Provider/Assistant 12 1 78 91
Communications Technology/Technician 3 3
Computer and Information Sciences, General 18 18
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General 12 12
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 4 1 67 72
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 4 4
Educational/Instructional Technology
Electrician 31 31
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1 9 10
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician 1 23 24
Engineering Technology, General 2 2
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary 2 2
Fire Science/Fire-fighting 29 29
Graphic Design 4 5
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk 2 12 14
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 6 6
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology 5 22 27
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 5 3 69 1 79
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 30 9 2 188 3 238
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant 10 10
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician 1 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 2 54 56
Medical/Clinical Assistant 3 35 2 40
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 2 2 1 42 48
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 8 8
Plumbing Technology/Plumber
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 2 32 34
Social Work
Teacher Assistant/Aide 1 1 19 21
Welding Technology/Welder 6 6

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3320th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $51,340 ($51,709 male / $45,960 female)
Number of FT Faculty 85 (37 male / 48 female)
Number of PT Faculty 350
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $2,686,620
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