Gachongil College

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Gachongil College
Logo of Gachongil College
Motto 봉사·창의·지성
"Service, Originality, Sincerity"
Established 1939
Type Private
President Dr Yi Gil-yeo
Academic staff 80
Undergraduates 4,000
Location Incheon, South Korea
Campus Urban
Gachongil College
Hanja 가천길
Revised Romanization Gacheon-gil Daehak
McCune–Reischauer Kach'ŏn-gil Taehak

Gachongil College is a private technical college in South Korea, providing instruction primarily in fields related to nursing. It is situated in Namdong-gu, in the metropolitan city of Incheon, in the country's northwest corner. It was founded in 1939 by Choe Jeong-hwan. It is closely connected with Gachon Medical School, and is supported by the Gachon Educational Foundation. It provides a mixture of two- and three-year programs.


The campus is located in Ganseok-dong, Namdong-gu, not far from Sinyeonsu Station on the Incheon Subway. It lies near Yaksan Park, in a dense urban neighborhood. The campus covers an area of 94,000 square metres.


The school contains 22 academic departments, which are grouped into six divisions: Nursing, Health, Hospitality, Industry, Arts, and Social Practice.

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In its history, the college claims to have produced approximately 12,000 nurses, in addition to other graduates.


The school was founded in 1939 as a training facility for nurses, attached to Gyeonggi Provincial Hospital in Incheon (now Incheon General Hospital). In 1962, it officially became Gyeonggi Nursing School (경기간호학교). It was designated a technical school in 1973, and became a technical college in 1979. The college moved from its old location in Jung-gu to its present location in Namdong-gu in 1986. The present name was adopted in 1998.

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