“Through industry-aligned curriculum, innovative instructional delivery methods and global industry partners, Gateway graduates provide a foundation for community and economic growth. The college set a foundation for career training when Racine Continuation School began classes in 1911 as a strategy to transform the regional economy, a strategy that is as important today as it was a century ago. Today, Gateway Technical College contributes more than $400 million in economic impact annually throughout the region. Students are engaged in community development, service learning, international education and professional leadership organizations ensuring that our graduates are academically prepared, career ready and civic-minded. Gateway’s guiding principles of integrity, quality and service are cornerstones for student academic and career success.” — Dr. Bryan Albrecht, President, Gateway Technical College
Name: Gateway Technical College
President: Dr. Bryan Albrecht
City: Three campuses, in Racine, Kenosha and Elkhorn. Administrative offices in Kenosha.
Campus Setting: suburb/midsize
Year Established: 1911
Governing Board Website
Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2016 IPEDS Data
|2016 Fall Credit Enrollment
African American: 10%
- Gateway Technical College was the first publicly funded technical college in America, initially operated as a continuation school which changed into the technical college it is today.
- Gateway’s boot camps have received several national awards and attention from those who seek to replicate the model at their college or on a national basis. They are 14-week to 20-week training session held in a concentrated, rigorous platform simulating the workplace.
- Gateway has a state-of-the-art machining center, the Reader Precision Manufacturing Center, on its Elkhorn Campus, as well as the region’s first flexible manufacturing center at its Sturtevant facility. In these facilities, students can gain training on today’s most advanced machines in industry today.
- Gateway’s IBMi training has gained regional and national recognition for its quality, and its instructors are recognized as experts in that field.