Enrollment at the Urban Center at the Two Rivers facility increased more than 1,000% in the four semesters between Spring 2009 and Spring 2011, when enrollment exceeded 850 students. By Spring 2011, the number of classes offered grew from a baseline of 38 to 92 and were taught by 16 full-time and26 adjunct faculty. Classes range from psychology, sociology, history, college writing, computers, business, Spanish, and mathematics to courses designed to improve students’ skills in reading, writing and math. A new Certified Nurse Aide program began at the center in January 2011.
Open Monday through Friday, the center houses 20 full-time personnel and offers a full range of student services, including admissions, advising, counseling, financial aid, and tutoring. The Gateway/Kenton County Adult Education Program offers a full array of classes to assist adult learners.
Urban Center students can take classes that lead to an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree and that transfer to a four-year college or university. Gateway has more than 20 transfer agreements with other colleges. Transfer-oriented programs include education, information technology (informatics) early childhood development, business administration and criminal justice.