Gaston College
Dallas, NC 28034

Overview

Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 5,633
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 18:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
No
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

Gaston College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

Gaston College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $8,436 and in-state students paid $2,290.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$10,767
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,496
$2,290
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $3,466
$8,436
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 71% of Gaston College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 57% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,511 (which is 3.3% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Gaston College in 2016-2017, was 0, which is -- of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was -- (which is 100% below the national average.)

$4,511
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,368
--
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,557
71%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 79%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Gaston College has enrolled a total of 5,633 students (1,648 students full-time and 3,985 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 5,633 students, 851 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 36% men and 64% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,459 students for distance studies.

5,633
Total Enrollment
851
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 66%

Black/African American: 16%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 8%

Hispanic: 7%

Asian: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Two or more races: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Gaston College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 21% 959 160
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 15% 684
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 8% 393
Precision Production 5% 253
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 4% 197
Education 4% 181
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 4% 168
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 3% 149
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 3% 136
Communications Technologies/technicians And Support Services 3% 131

Graduation & Dropout Rates

30%
Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Gaston College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

16%
Still enrolled
42%
Dropout rate
12%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$21,300
Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Gaston College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $21,300. Last year, out of the total 1,357 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,113 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,725 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,363 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $21,300 $25,200
Employment Rate 82% 79%
Total Graduates 1,357 1,725

Campus Location

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21.2 mile away
York Technical College
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