“Gaston College, its students, and the community we serve will greatly benefit from the rewards of our strong commitment to performing as an Achieving the Dream Institution.”
–Dr. Patricia Skinner, President, Gaston College
Who We Are
Gaston College was granted a charter by the State of North Carolina in 1963 and began its first classes in temporary headquarters in September 1964. The college moved to its permanent campus on Highway 321 between Dallas and Gastonia two months later. Serving both Gaston and Lincoln counties, Gaston College enrolls over 5,000 students each term in curriculum programs and averages over 16,000 students annually in its Continuing Education programs. Part of the North Carolina Community College System, Gaston College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.