Florida Gateway College

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School Overview

Florida Gateway College (abbreviated FGC), formerly Lake City Community College, is a four-year, co-educational state college located in Lake City, Florida. It is a member of the Florida College System, a consortium of nearly thirty state and community colleges throughout Florida which represents over 900,000 students. FGC offers a large selection of 2-year associate degrees, as well as a few four-year bachelor’s degrees in various fields of study from landscape architecture to police science to business management. One of the newest programs at FGC is the RN to BSN degree for registered nurses who already have an associate’s degree in nursing from an accredited school.

FGC was founded in 1947 as a forestry school called Columbia Forestry School. In 1961 the institution was re-chartered as a junior college (Lake City Community College) and in 2008 it was renamed Florida Gateway College. FGC offer academic degrees, occupational training programs and adult/continuing education courses. Total annual enrollment at Florida Gateway is approximately 1000 full-time students and 2,000 part-time students. The college is administered by a staff of roughly 210 faculty and instructors.

While the college offers a large selection of programs, some of the popular fields of study include Nursing, Emergency Medical Technology (EMT), Corrections and Liberal Arts & Sciences. Students who pursue the Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts at FGC typically do so in preparation to transfer to a four-year college or university where they can earn a bachelor’s degree.

In addition to a two-year associate degrees, FGC also offers several one-year career preparation programs. One of the most popular tracks at FGC is the 1-year cosmetology program which prepares students for the Florida state cosmetology exam required to become a licensed cosmetologist. The cosmetology program offers day-time, evening and weekend classes.

General Information

Admission Office

149 SE College Place

Lake City, FL 32025-8703

(386) 754-4287

Fax: (386) 754-4787

Contact: Vince Rice
Main Address

149 SE College Place

Lake City, FL 32025-8703

(386) 752-1822


Total undergrads: 2,849

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,753


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $15

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Selective to allied health programs.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agribusiness Operations A
Landscaping A,C
Turf Management C

Architecture & Related Programs

Landscape Architecture A

Business, Management, & Marketing

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

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A
Information Sciences/Systems A


Education – General A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Medical Laboratory Assistance C
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Physical Therapy Assistance A

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics C

Natural Resources & Conservation

Forestry – General C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks/Leisure Facilities Management A

Personal & Culinary Services

Cosmetology C
Culinary Arts/Related Services C

Security & Protective Services

Corrections C
Criminal Justice Studies A
Law Enforcement Administration C
Police Science C

Social Sciences

Criminology A

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.

Florida Gateway College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (386) 752-1822
Website: https://www.fgc.edu/
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: https://www.fgc.edu/discover/admissions/admissions-forms/
Address: Highway 90 East, Lake City, FL 32025-2007
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 3,406
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,268 (37% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $3,100
Out-of-state Tuition: $11,747
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 80%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,805

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

Florida Gateway College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Florida Gateway College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 22
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 32
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 43
Education 111
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 41
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 941
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 31
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 111
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Personal and Culinary Services 3
Precision Production 2
Transportation and Materials Moving 1
Grand total 37163

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Florida Gateway 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 $3,100
Out-of-state $11,747
Books and supplies $1,271

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 298 80%
Grant or scholarship aid 273 74% $5,805
Student loan aid 58 16% $6,635

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,662 49% $5,956
Federal student loans 482 14% $4,835

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Florida Gateway 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 Florida Gateway 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

Florida Gateway College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 3,406
Undergraduate enrollment 3,406
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

Florida Gateway 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
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

*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. CollegeAtlas.org 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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