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108 N. 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
p. 602-392-5000
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GateWay Community College

GateWay Community College Rating: 1.5/5 (2 votes)

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When the former Korrick’s Department Store was converted into the Maricopa Technical College in 1968, the city of Phoenix had no idea the school would flourish into the community staple it’s become today. Known as GateWay Community College since 1987, the school has a long history of pioneering vision as the first technical college in the state of Arizona, the first to custom-design courses for business and industry community leaders, and the even the first to own a computer.

Located in the GateWay corridor of Phoenix, the school enrolls more than 15,000 students each year and continually reaches out to the local community through programs like the GateWay Community High School, the Johnson Controls Institute, workforce development partnerships, healthcare and nursing continuing education and other local educational, service oriented and volunteer programs.


Students may choose from more than 125 associate degree and certificate programs in a number of exciting industries and fields of study. A high precedent is given to career training and providing students with hands on experiences. This is done by ensuring students access to innovative techniques and state of the art technology in the fields of healthcare and technological industries. Students may choose from courses and programs in automotive studies, business, environment, healthcare, industrial technology, information technology, liberal arts, math & science, nursing, and more.


Earn credit for your certificate of completion and learn on-the-job training while getting paid. These programs vary in length from two to five years, and are all based in the construction trade industry.

GateWay Early College High School

This is a unique high school located in the center of the campus. Students here not only earn their high school diploma, but earn credits for an associate’s degree which can transfer to a four-year college or university so that the student can enter one of those institutions as a junior. It boasts of having small classes, making it ideal for individual attention and mentoring to better prepare the student for higher education.

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As part of its strong community orientation, the school provides ‘responsive training for the new Arizona economy.’ Aspects of the program include business & industry training for local partners, the center for workforce transition, continuing education courses, and more. Recent graduates, continuing education and workforce transition students are all encouraged to use the campus career center for assistance in everything from job hunting to resume writing. With online, on the job and campus course schedules, these beneficial programs fit into everyone’s schedule.


As one of 10 Maricopa Community College, the college requires all applicants to create a student account with the Online Student Center. This account will be the applicant’s access to all GateWay related services such as class enrollment, financial aid, grades, payment invoices, tuition due dates and more. Next, students must determine if they are required to take any placement tests before enrolling in courses. Either before or during this process all students are encouraged to meet, or at least speak with an admissions advisor and if possible take a campus tour.

Financial Aid

Students may qualify for a variety of federal, state and/or private forms of financial aid such as loans, grants, Federal work study opportunities or scholarships. All interested students should begin the process of applying for financial aid by filling out the FAFSA online. For assistance, students should contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance directly. The Student Financial Assistance office can also assist students in finding private academic based scholarships or other funding opportunities.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5316th for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Arizona.


Students have access to a wide range of student programs and services. From recreational programs to student clubs and study abroad opportunities they are provided with opportunities for not only academic, but social growth and interaction. All students also have access to academic resources like the computer commons, the ESL center, the honors program, the learning center, and the library. Special programs include childcare services, the adult re-entry POWER program, career & employment services, the center for workforce training, counseling, disability resources, international student services, TRiO/PROSPER and veterans services.

While on campus students may take advantage of a large variety of academic and research materials made available from the campus bookstore. Students may relax at the campus Gecko Café & Java City for study or relaxation. Those students with children, or even just local community members are encouraged to participate in youth programs like the ACE program, dual enrollment, DISCOVER summer, TRiO/Upward Bound and the Hoop of Learning.

Studying is not just about academics, but about character, leadership and personal development. As such, the Student Life Office gives students a variety of opportunities to participate in clubs and organizations around campus. While students are always encouraged to bring new ideas for clubs and organizations to the attention of Student Life, some of the existing groups include the associated student council, the associated students in surgical technology, the Black student union, the Inter-Tribal club, the soccer club, the student association of radiologic technologists, the water and various environmental sciences association and world explorers.

Student Enrollment Demographics


The Geckos field intercollegiate athletic teams for men and women in soccer, cross country golf, baseball and softball. The athletic teams compete in the ACCAC or Arizona Community College Athletic Conference.


GateWay is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Information Summary

Ranks 26th in Arizona and 2511th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.01
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 1 0.01
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 4,090 0.28
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 116 0.01
Forcible Rape 559 0.04
Robbery 3,324 0.23
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 18,666 1.27
Larceny 38,258 2.61
Vehicle theft 7,555 0.52

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Phoenix, AZ 85034
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population8,665 (8,662 urban / 3 rural)
Households2,378 (3.50 people per house)
Median Household Income$21,168
Families1,680 (4.14 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
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 offeringAt least 2, but less than 4 academic yrs
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District407

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3999th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,944 $1,944 $7,728
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $30 $30 $30
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $81 $81 $322
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 $3,238 $3,238 $9,022
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $15,504 $15,504 $21,288
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $9,780 $9,780 $15,564

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $1,854(N/C) $1,854(N/C) $7,638(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200 $1,240
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,272 $5,832
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $5,148 $6,588
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $5,148 $6,588

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
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

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 11 184 364 81 65 823 59 1,597
Accounting 4 4 8
Art/Art Studies, General 3 12 24 2 3 26 3 74
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 2 62 5 3 29 3 104
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other
Business Administration and Management, General 6 5 11
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 92 38 41 8 139 25 344
Business/Commerce, General 8 2 4 14
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry 1 14 15
Cabinetmaking and Millwork 1 1
Carpentry/Carpenter 9 1 3 13
Clinical Research Coordinator 2 1 1 11 1 16
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist 1 3 4
Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1 2 1 1 5 10
Computer and Information Sciences, General 1 1
Concrete Finishing/Concrete Finisher
Construction Trades, General
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation 4 1 5
Court Reporting/Court Reporter 9 9
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 6 18 24
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Electrician 4 14 7 49 5 80
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 1 1
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist 2 3 15 20
Elementary Education and Teaching
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Science
Fine/Studio Arts, General
General Studies 1 3 7 1 5 18
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk 2 1 7 1 15 1 27
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other 2 4 1 11 18
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 8 10 3 4 29 1 55
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 4 15 2 5 29 55
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
Hydrology and Water Resources Science 1 2 6 9
Industrial and Product Design 1 6 7
Ironworking/Ironworker 1 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 3 12 19 2 3 22 3 65
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 11 11 8 53 2 85
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician 2 2
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 2 1 6 1 10
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 1 1
Natural Sciences 2 2 4
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 12 12
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 5 15 1 30 5 58
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician 2 2 2 5 11
Organizational Behavior Studies 1 1 2
Painting/Painter and Wall Coverer
Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing
Physical Sciences 2 2 4
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 1 1 8 1 1 24 1 37
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter 2 2 11 15
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 2 2 18 22
Polysomnography 1 3 4 8
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 2 7 1 18 28
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 8 31 10 1 126 3 180
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 2 6 1 1 25 35
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking 3 8 1 14 4 30
Surgical Technology/Technologist 8 11 21
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician 3 8 12 23
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 845th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $77,832 ($81,118 male / $76,346 female)
Number of FT Faculty 108 (38 male / 70 female)
Number of PT Faculty 404
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $3,496,712

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