Gaston College

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School Overview

Gaston College is a community college located in Dallas, North Carolina. The school offers over 100 associates degrees and certificate programs.

General Information

Admission Office

201 Highway 321 South

Dallas, NC 28034-1499

(704) 922-6214

Fax: (704) 922-2344

Contact: Michelle Wray

Director of Admissions/Enrollment Management
Main Address

201 Highway 321 South

Dallas, NC 28034-1499

(704) 922-6200

Total undergrads: 5,621


Suburban setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Admission to health services programs, including nursing, based on ACT scores and interview. Basic literacy must be demonstrated, after admission, in order to take certain courses.

College Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architectural Technology A,C

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business Administration/Management A
Office Clerical Services C

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A
Computer/Information Sciences – General C
Information Technology A


Early Childhood Education A,C

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Drafting C
Architectural Engineering Technology A,C
Biomedical Engineering Technology A,C
CAD/CADD Drafting/Design C
Civil Engineering/Technology A,C
Computer Engineering A
Drafting and Design Technology C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration C
Industrial Technology A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dietetic Technician A
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Massage Therapy A,C
Medical Administrative Assistance A
Medical Assistance A
Medical Office Administration A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing Assistance C
Veterinarian Assistance A

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics C

Personal & Culinary Services

Cosmetology A

Public Administration & Services

Social Work A

Security & Protective Services

Fire Protection/Safety Technology A
Police Science C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Gaston College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (704) 922-6200
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 201 Hwy 321 S, Dallas, NC 28034
Setting: Suburb: Midsize
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 5,655
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,001 (35% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $2,704
Out-of-state Tuition: $8,848
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 65%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,557

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Gaston College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Gaston College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 21
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 126
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 75
Construction Trades 21
Education 31
Engineering 2
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 99
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 1511
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 64
Legal Professions and Studies 22
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 3
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 51
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Personal and Culinary Services 31
Precision Production 41
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Science Technologies/Technicians 1
Grand total 7551

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Gaston College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $2,704
Out-of-state $8,848
Books and supplies $1,989

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 217 65%
Grant or scholarship aid 207 62% $5,557
Student loan aid 0 0% $0

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,152 40% $3,883
Federal student loans 0 0% $0

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Gaston College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Gaston College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Gaston College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 5,655
Undergraduate enrollment 5,655
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Gaston College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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