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Florida Gateway College is a public institution situated in Lake City, Florida. The surrounding location of Lake City is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

185 Undergraduate Degrees

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Florida Gateway College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

FGC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#139 Most Popular Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at FGC.

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Where Is Florida Gateway College?

Location of Florida Gateway College

Contact details for FGC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Highway 90 East, Lake City, FL 32025-2007
Phone: 386-752-1822

How Do I Get Into FGC?

You can apply to FGC online at:

Florida Gateway College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Florida Gateway College?

28% Take Out Loans
11.3% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At FGC, approximately 28% of students took out student loans averaging $4,567 a year. That adds up to $18,268 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at FGC is 11.3%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Florida Gateway College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,133 Full-Time Undergraduates
66% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,406 undergraduate students at FGC, with 1,133 being full-time and 2,273 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  FGC

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,133 full-time undergraduates at FGC, 34% are male and 66% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  FGC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Florida Gateway College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of FGC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 168
Hispanic or Latino 83
White 835
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 37

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Florida Gateway College. At this time, 2 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at Florida Gateway College

1,169 Took All Classes Online
2,276 Took At Least One Class Online
17.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,276 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at FGC has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 32nd most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of FGC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Florida Gateway College was 17.8%. This is the #616 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at FGC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of FGC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Nursing 16%
Registered Nursing 16%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at FGC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at FGC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Registered Nursing #143
Nursing #186

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Florida Gateway College Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 0 127 0 37 164
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 20 0 20
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 1 0 0 0 1
TOTAL 1 127 20 37 185


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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