Who We Are
Welcome to Eastern Gateway Community College – the college of choice for more than 59,000 students since 1968.
Eastern Gateway, a state, public, accredited institution, continues to offer choices for students in all walks of life – degree seekers, career climbers, knowledge seekers. We have degrees, certificates, programs, and courses to prepare you to transfer to a four-year institution, to ready you to enter the workforce immediately, to enrich your life, and to broaden your horizon.
Eastern Gateway serves Columbiana, Jefferson, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties with three locations — the main campus at Jefferson County Campus, Steubenville; Valley Center, Youngstown; and Warren Center, Warren. The college uses other delivery locations throughout the service district.
Eastern Gateway also provides enrichment for residents seeking noncredit courses, cultural events or a community place to hold a meeting or workshop. Services vary based on location.
Eastern Gateway gives residents many choices – take your pick today!
Hours of Operation:
Eastern Gateway Community College’s Jefferson County Campus regular hours for administrative offices are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Check here for holiday closings.
The Valley Center in Youngstown is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday; and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. The evening coordinator also is available 5-8:30 p.m. Monday; 5-9:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The Warren Center in Warren, Ohio is open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Eastern Gateway’s Admissions Office on the Steubenville Campus is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments are not necessary. The phone number is 740.266.9993.
Eastern Gateway’s Admissions Office at the Youngstown Campus is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. No appointments are necessary. The phone number is 330.480.0726.
Eastern Gateway’s TRiO Office, located in room 2001 on the Jefferson County Campus, is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and extended to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. The office is open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. two weeks before a semester starts and the first two weeks of the semester. At the Valley Center, TRiO hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Eastern Gateway’s library on the Jefferson County Campus is open 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday; and 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday. Saturday hours are posted at the library.
EGCC’s financial aid offices are open 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.
EGCC’s cashier window is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.
EGCC’s bookstore hours of operation are posted on the bookstore’s website. Hours are extended before and during the start of each semester and summer sessions.
EGCC’s preschool operates from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Office hours for faculty are posted by the faculty and are available by containing the department secretary for the student’s declared major.
Eastern Gateway Community College is a state, public institution of higher education, founded in 1968 at Jefferson County Technical Institute.
Jefferson County Technical Institute was chartered for operation on September 16, 1966, as a public two-year institute by the Ohio Board of Regents, and a Board of Trustees was appointed in compliance with the Ohio Revised Code. Area acceptance and support for the technical institute was confirmed in fall 1966, when Jefferson County voters approved a one mill, 10-year levy to assist in the support of the facility. The levy has been renewed four times, the latest in 2006.
The Ohio Board of Regents approved a name change for the institute to Jefferson Technical College in 1977. In 1995, the college expanded its mission to provide associate degrees for transfer to four-year institutions and was renamed Jefferson Community College. On Oct. 9, 2009, Eastern Gateway Community College began officially serving the public with its broader mission and expanded service district to include Columbiana, Jefferson, Mahoning and Trubull counties.
Following the initial phase of construction, the institute opened the doors of the Jefferson County Campus in Steubenville on September 23, 1968, to admit the first class of 320 students. Several construction phases brought the college’s size to about 160,000 square feet of classrooms, laboratories, lounges, and offices as well as outdoor facilities. The college also operates the Pugliese Center in Steubenville.
Two additional sites also are used throughout the district — Valley Center, Youngstown; and Warren Center, Warren. The college also uses other delivery sites.
Since 1968, more than 45,000 different students have enrolled in one or more classes for credit applicable to a higher education degree or certificate.
Eastern Gateway Community College provides quality, student-centered, future-focused higher education. Valuing accessibility, affordability and equity, the College helps students achieve successful learning outcomes, engages educational and community partners, and serves the citizens of Columbiana, Jefferson, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties.