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 Gaston College

Gaston College - Dallas, NC

201 Hwy 321 S, Dallas, North Carolina 28034

General information:(704)922-6200
Awards offered:Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:No
Student population:6,464( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:20 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $1,776 $1,984 $2,400 -17%
Out-of-state $7,897 $8,128 $8,544 -5%
Books and supplies $2,200 $2,200 $2,200 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $4,717 $4,717 $4,682 1%
Other $4,910 $5,250 $5,279 -1%
Off Campus with Family
Other $8,910 $10,250 $10,279 -0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $3,976 $4,184 $4,600 0%
Off Campus $13,603 $14,151 $14,561 0%
Off Campus with Family $12,886 $14,434 $14,879 0%
On Campus $10,097 $10,328 $10,744 0%
Off Campus $19,724 $20,295 $20,705 0%
Off Campus with Family $19,007 $20,578 $21,023 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $2,128
In-state fees $272
Out-of-state tuition $8,272
Out-of-state fees $272
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 304 61% --
Grant or scholarship aid 295 59% $1,611,094 $5,461
Federal grants 291 59% $1,475,125 $5,069
Pell grants 291 59% $1,433,369 $4,926
Other federal grants 53 11% $41,756 $788
State/local government grant or scholarships 104 21% $127,586 $1,227
Institutional grants or scholarships 11 2% $8,383 $762
Student loan aid 0 0% $0 Not applicable
Federal student loans 0 0% Implied zero Not applicable
Other student loans 0 0% Implied zero Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,041 46% $15,353,406 $5,049
Pell grants 2,896 43% $13,785,896 $4,760
Federal student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $7,967 $9,050 $9,852
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $7,260 $9,047 $7,874
$30,001 - $48,000 $7,508 Not applicable $9,678
$48,001 - $75,000 $7,729 Not applicable $11,934
$75,001 - $110,000 $5,246 Not applicable $12,592
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 6,464
Undergraduate enrollment 6,464
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 941
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 21 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1967 Accredited


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Dietetics (DIETT) - Dietetic Technician Program

04/01/2001 Pre-Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

07/01/2011 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs

07/01/2011 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession140
Drug law violations23 2
Liquor law violations001
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 102
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate10.4%
Number in default5
Number in repayment48

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00297300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Associate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Category total-0-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping--30
Business Administration and Management, General-30-
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary41916
Human Resources Management and Services, Other-00
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-86
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-122
Office Management and Supervision0014
Category total148869
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician13-
Category total13-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General-60
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst01347
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-3124
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-724
Information Science/Studies-68
Information Technology-00
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager-4-
Category total067103
Construction Trades Colleges
Category total14-3
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching21343
Category total21343
Engineering Colleges
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-0-
Computer Engineering, Other-0-
Mechanical Engineering-0-
Category total-1-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician-42
Biomedical Technology/Technician-0-
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician01010
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician-0-
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology-8-
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician1128
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians,000
Engineering/Industrial Management0012
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/29--
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician040
Category total303832
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care and Support Services Management6075
Child Development--0
Category total6075
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Dietetic Technician-12-
Dietitian Assistant-00
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)-11-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training0--
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage56-
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary-047
Medical Office Management/Administration-4234
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist4--
Medical/Clinical Assistant-23-
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide--0
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist--14
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other0--
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing-0-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-49-
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant-28-
Category total917195
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science-029
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-28-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician-21-
Forensic Science and Technology-0-
Category total-4929
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary-38
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-160
Category total-198
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies-5-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other-45-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0135-
Category total0185-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician856
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/0-59
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician-00
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology--0
Category total8565
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General15--
Category total15--
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant5924
Welding Technology/Welder17-9
Category total22933
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician-7-
Category total-7-
Grand total121655555