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Accreditation and Affiliations

Gateway Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), including all its campuses and centers within Racine, Kenosha, and Walworth Counties as well as its online programming. Contact Information: The Higher Learning Commission, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago IL, 60602-2504, phone (800) 621-7440.

We maintain regional accreditation for the following reasons:

  • To verify the level of quality education delivered to Gateway students
  • To allow Gateway students to be eligible for financial aid
  • To provide for transferability of Gateway credits to other accredited colleges

Our most recent comprehensive evaluation occurred in October 2009. We welcome you to review our Self Study our Executive Summary, and the Final Report of the review team.

Our next comprehensive evaluation will occur in February of 2020.


Wisconsin Technical College System

Gateway Technical College is one of 16 colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). Each college is governed locally by a board of trustees, and the majority of funding for each college comes from its district residents’ property tax assessment. However, program of study curriculum, facility improvements,  and student tuition are among the important decisions approved by the WTCS state Board of Trustees.

The Racine Continuation School was the first publicly funded continuation school in Wisconsin and the nation, opening November of 1911. This school, and the Kenosha school which opened several months later in 1912, are the name predecessors of Gateway Technical College. The WTCS celebrated its centennial with Gateway in summer of 2011.