Gulf Coast State College

5230 West U.S. Highway 98
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Continuing professional
Recreational or avocational (leisure) programs
Noncredit education offered
Workforce Education
Contract Training/Customized Training
Remedial Education
Recreational/Avocational/Leisure/Personal Enrichment
Continuing Professional Education
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2022Full timePart time
Total faculty133124
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,056$1,056$1,056$1,0560.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$9,378$9,378$9,378$9,3780.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Off Campus$16,812$16,812$17,264$17,212-0.3%
Off Campus with Family$7,434$7,434$7,886$7,834-0.7%
Off Campus$23,077$23,075$23,529$23,477-0.2%
Off Campus with Family$13,699$13,697$14,151$14,099-0.4%
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Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment plan
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  • Does not participate in Promise program
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2021-2022
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Any student financial aid168299%————
Grant or scholarship aid68199%$4,102,192$6,024
Federal grants66797%$2,241,653$3,361
Pell grants29443%$1,790,328$6,090
Other federal grants66397%$451,325$681
State/local government grant or scholarships28742%$711,619$2,480
Institutional grants or scholarships55581%$1,148,920$2,070
Student loan aid304%$158,127$5,271
Federal student loans284%$120,927$4,319
Other student loans(*)0%(*)(*)
  • 1 Includes students awarded Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number awarded aid and total and average amounts of aid awarded are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Grant or scholarship aid13,31397%$15,106,769$4,560
Pell grants1,29538%$6,857,321$5,295
Federal student loans2216%$1,193,817$5,402
Grant or scholarship aid1606%$54,859$914
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
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$5,851$4,163$5,725
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 Income2019-20202020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$3,889$2,077$1,805
$30,001 – $48,000$4,990$2,794$4,169
$48,001 – $75,000$7,269$5,795$5,232
$75,001 – $110,000$8,749$9,336$7,208
$110,001 and more$11,258$11,447$12,065
  • 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 awarded 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.
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Fall 2022
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)4,694
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment161
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:Full-time: 39%Part-time: 61%Student Gender:Male: 36%Female: 64%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%Asian: 4%Black or African American: 10%Hispanic/Latino: 7%Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%White: 70%Two or more races: 4%Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%U.S. Nonresident: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:24 and under: 65%25 and over: 35%Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:In-state: 93%Out-of-state: 7%Foreign countries: 0%Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 25%Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 33%Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 42%
Undergraduate application fee (2022-2023): $20
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
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 without completing at the current 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, 70 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2022.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016
Overall graduation rate:Overall graduation rate: 38%Transfer-out rate: 12%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:Male: 32%Female: 43%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:American Indian or Alaska Native: 43%Asian: 29%Black or African American: 23%Hispanic/Latino: 39%White: 42%Two or more races: 36%Race/ethnicity unknown: 35%U.S. Nonresident: 0%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2021-2022
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural Technology/Technician-2-
Category total-2-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping20d-
Business Administration and Management, General3d3d18d
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other--0d
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-0d-
Small Business Administration/Management10-
Transportation/Mobility Management0d--
Category total6d3d18d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia0d-7
Category total0d-7
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects--0
Communications Technology/Technician0--
Recording Arts Technology/Technician2--
Category total2-0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance-9-
Computer Programming/Programmer, General-3d-
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other--7d
Network and System Administration/Administrator1d0d-
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-11-
Category total1d23d7d
Culinary, Entertainment, and Personal Services
Culinary Arts/Chef Training2--
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager-8-
Category total28-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-0-
Education, Other0--
Category total00-
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician-3-
Automation Engineer Technology/Technician2--
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician-0-
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician0--
Energy Systems Technology/Technician0--
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, General22-
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician1--
Category total55-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care Provider/Assistant14--
Category total14--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dental Assisting/Assistant8--
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist-14-
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician-8-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)442-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General-0-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training20--
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist-0-
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide0--
Physical Therapy Assistant-11-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer-23-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse610347
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist-9-
Surgical Technology/Technologist1225-
Category total9019547
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-1-
Criminal Justice/Police Science41--
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician-1-
Fire Science/Fire-fighting21--
Category total662-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-0-
Category total-0-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-377-
Category total-377-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Marine Maintenance/Fitter and Ship Repair Technology/Technician0--
Category total0--
Precision Production
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist1--
Category total1--
Visual and Performing Arts
Cinematography and Film/Video Production0--
Digital Arts0d--
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology01-
Category total0d1-
Grand total18761679
Athletics Participation
  • Sanction Body: NJCAA Division I
Varsity Men's and Women's TeamsMenWomen
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesAccredited since (01/01/1962)06/02/2031
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programsAccredited since (01/01/1986)12/31/2027
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Assisting (DA)Accredited since (05/14/1971)12/31/2027
Dental Hygiene (DH)Accredited since (07/25/1996)12/31/2027
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistantAccredited since (05/06/1998)12/31/2023
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (09/24/2014)12/31/2029
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographersAccredited since (10/07/1989)11/01/2030
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs:
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary110
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson010
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations202
c. Liquor law violations100
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Department of Defense Voluntary Educational Partnership Memorandum of Understanding
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2021-2022
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 129DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 47
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $2,043DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $783
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year202020192018
Default rate0.0%2.0%7.3%
Number in default01032
Number in repayment328477433
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)