Eastern Gateway Community College
Eastern Gateway Community College was founded in 1966 as Jefferson County Technical Institute, opening its doors for the first time in 1968 to serve the residents of Jefferson County, Ohio. It later changed its name to Jefferson Technical College in 1977. In 1995, the technical college became a community college and the name changed once more to Jefferson Community College. In 2009, the college expanded its service district to include three Ohio counties in addition to the original Jefferson: Columbiana, Mahoning, and Trumbull. This resulted in a further name change and the college became known as Eastern Gateway Community College in October 2009. The main campus is the Jefferson County Campus in Steubenville, Ohio. The college also has the Valley Center in Youngstown, Ohio, and the Warren Center in Warren, Ohio. There are other delivery sites at career centers in Lisbon, Canfield, Youngstown and Warren.
The college states that it "embraces an open door admissions policy." Applications are available on the college's website. Eastern Gateway Community College offers placement test for newly enrolled students to put them in what they feel are appropriate classes. http://www.egcc.edu/future-students/admissions-office
Eastern Gateway Community College offers 60 majors in the areas of business technologies, information technologies, engineering technologies, health and public services. The degrees offered are Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Business, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Technical Studies, and Associate of Individualized Studies. http://www.egcc.edu/future-students/academic-programs
Tuition and Fees
Tuition for in-state students enrolled during the 2011-2012 academic year was $105 per credit hour. Eastern Gateway Community College has one of the lowest tuition rates in the state of Ohio. http://www.egcc.edu/future-students/tuition-and-fees
The enrollment of Eastern Gateway Community College was at 2,466 students for the Fall 2011 semester according to the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education.
Student Body Profile
1st Year Students:
82% In-State 19% Out of State 24% Part-time 57% Women 43% Men 1% Asian/Pacific Islander 5% Black/Non-Hispanic 2% Hispanic 92% Whit/Non-Hispanic <1% Non-Resident Alien 1% Race/Ethnicity Unreported