Gainful Employment Programs Disclosure
While all programs at Gaston College are designed to lead to either employment or transfer, the U.S. Department of Education has mandated effective July 1, 2011 that institutions disclose specific information about programs that meet the federal government's Gainful Employment Program definition. At Gaston College, these programs are diploma programs that do not lead to an associate degree. To comply with the federal mandate, Gaston College has created this website for prospective students to access diploma and certificate program information, including links to occupational information, estimated cost of program, normal time for program completion, median debt (student loans and other debt) at program completion or withdrawal, and job placement rates for program completers, if available.
Please select from the drop down menus below to view information about the Gaston College programs that meet the Gainful Employment Program definition. Diploma programs that are denoted with an asterisk (*) are Title IV eligible programs, meaning they are eligible for federal financial aid funding. For programs with less than 10 graduates, the institution is exempt from disclosing median debt amounts, on-time completion rates, and placement rates (designated by n/a).Gaston College does not provide on-campus living facilities, so room and board costs are not applicable.