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3520 30th Ave
Kenosha, WI 53144-1690
p. 262-564-2200
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Gateway Technical College

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Gateway Technical College (GTC) has major campuses in Kenosha, Racine, and Elkhorn, Wisconsin. There are also campuses and advanced technology centers in Burlington, Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie and Sturtevant. One of the 16 schools that make up the Wisconsin Technical College System, GTC was founded in 1972 and now serves up to 29,000 Wisconsin students. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association.

This college seeks to prepare students for rewarding careers through its more than 65 associate degree and diploma programs. It also offers advanced technical certificates to professionals seeking additional training or certification in specific fields. Apprenticeship programs of on-the-job and classroom training are also supported by the institution.

All of the degrees and diploma programs offered require general studies courses in math, science and communications as deemed appropriate for the specific field of work. Students who struggle in such areas are provided with tutors to ensure their success.

The wide array of subject matters covered by an education here means that students are sure to find the right course of study for them. Ranging from aeronautics to interior design to marketing, the associates degree programs ensure that students will be prepared to enter into the workforce upon completion of their college educations. Diplomas are offered in areas such as Automotive Maintenance Technology and Welding, and Certificates may be earned in the areas of International Trade and Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse.

The website clearly outlines the details of its programs, including courses and professional outlook.

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To be admitted into an associate degree or technical diploma program, students must submit a completed application for admission, pay an application fee and submit the documentation required by each specific program. Such documentation could include high school transcripts, background information disclosures, certifications and test scores. Students will also be asked to take Gateway’s placement test prior to enrolling.

What is unique about this school is its use of student admission status. Students will fall into one of several categories, including full acceptance, remedial acceptance, conditional acceptance and undeclared student status.

Financial Aid

GTC makes a commitment to ensure that its per-credit costs remains affordable to its students. The institution supports a variety of payment options, including financial aid, payment plans and scholarships. It also accepts payment by credit card.

Students interested in applying for financial aid must do so by filling out a FAFSA. Rewards are given in the form of grants, loans and work-study. Application deadlines for financial aid fall in line with application deadlines for admission. Numerous scholarships are also made available for eligible students. Information regarding these scholarship programs can be obtained from the financial aid offices.

From private scholarships to those awarded by local organizations, the community that surrounds Gateway makes an effort to support students in their educational endeavors.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5697th for the average student loan amount.
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Because the large majority of the students are from the local area, many of them come into the school with high school classmates with whom they’ve already bonded. On top of this, they are encouraged to meet others and expand their horizons despite the fact that the campus is generally one of commuters.

One rallying point is its green initiative, which has taken hold at the institution in recent years. In an effort to work for a better environment, the school is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and encourages students to recycle and practice energy-saving habits. Its green initiatives tie students to one another and also to the community that surrounds them.

Student Enrollment Demographics


This school is sure to offer opportunities for the community to become involved with its students and staff. Because it is so closely committed to fueling the local workforce, it formed the Gateway Technical College Alumni Association in 2007. With the aim of connecting alumni to students, it is also a way for the institution to provide continued support to graduates while soliciting financial support in return. Alumni receive invitations to alumni events as well as an online newsletter and alumni directory helping them to stay in touch.

Information Summary

Ranks 32nd in Wisconsin and 1175th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 2 0.02
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 4 0.04
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 130 0.13
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 50 0.05
Robbery 99 0.10
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 566 0.57
Larceny 2,329 2.34
Vehicle theft 136 0.14

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Kenosha, WI 53144-1690
Surrounding communityMidsize suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population23,326 (21,087 urban / 2,239 rural)
Households8,682 (2.52 people per house)
Median Household Income$43,146
Families5,720 (3.10 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Large
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 District5501

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4318th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,666 $3,666 $5,499
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $223 $223 $223
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $122 $122 $183
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 $5,464 $5,464 $7,297
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $15,750 $15,750 $17,583
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $9,189 $9,189 $11,022

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,564 $3,722 $3,564 $3,722 $5,242 $5,476
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,400 $1,472
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,256 $6,449
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,344 $3,555
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,344 $3,555

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)

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

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 694th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $80,716 ($81,272 male / $74,205 female)
Number of FT Faculty 257 (109 male / 148 female)
Number of PT Faculty 257
FT Faculty Ratio 1 : 1
Total Benefits $12,231,355

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Carrie Petersen earned her Bachelors of Science in Education and a Masters of School leadership at Northern Illinois University. Carrie likes to travel with her husband and two sons.

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