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Gateway offers classes at half the cost of 4-year schools

Published on Jul 28, 2020

COVID-19 has changed the plans of many college students across the world. In the spring, students were forced into an online learning or hybrid course format. Now that the fall semester is quickly approaching, students have the opportunity to make smart money moves and consider transferring to Gateway Community & Technical College.

Gateway Community & Technical College $4,296
Northern Kentucky University $9,912
University of Kentucky $12,484
University of Louisville $11,976
Thomas More University $31,780
University of Cincinnati $12,120
Eastern Kentucky University $9,266

Based on two semesters of 12 credit hours each.

Gateway offers students high-quality courses at less than half the cost of local 4-year colleges and universities. Gateway is regionally accredited, so that means credits earned while at Gateway will transfer easily to any four-year college or university. 

“COVID-19 is threating the traditional on-campus college experience at universities this fall,” said Dr. Fernando Figueroa, Gateway president. “It’s is a great time for students and parents to save money and complete general education classes before transferring to a university.”

At Gateway, students also benefit from smaller class sizes and individualized attention.  The average class size for fall 2019 was 30, and the student to faculty ratio was 17.7 to 1. 

Beginning August 17, fall term classes at Gateway Community & Technical College will be offered in a variety of formats (barring any further disruption from the pandemic). Gateway will continue to offer fully online classes, face-to-face classes, and some options that are a mixture of both. With the rise in COVID 19 cases across the country, Gateway will offer many lecture-type classes in an interactive live streamed format.  

Gateway’s interactive live stream courses, also known as remote synchronous courses, offer the same familiar benefits of an in-person class.  These courses provide real time interaction with professors and classmates but with the advantage of being able to participate from anywhere with reliable internet access.  

“Our highly skilled faculty are ready to serve our students in this new normal,” said Figueroa. “Everyone at Gateway, is fully committed to safely educating and keeping our students healthy during this pandemic.”

Gateway will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and follow the governor’s guidelines regarding higher education for the fall term. To learn more about the precautions that Gateway is taking keeping their campuses safe and healthy, go to