Eastern Gateway Community College closing its Warren center

Eastern Gateway officials said they're focusing on online classes and the Youngstown campus, which will remain open

The EGCC opened its doors at a new facility in Warren, Ohio.

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Eastern Gateway Community College announced that it is closing its Warren center.

The center, located on Main Street NW, will close next week after finals.

With continued logistical and enrollment concerns, the college decided to focus on growing its enrollments at both of their campuses in Youngstown and Steubenville.

Eastern Gateway’s Warren campus has only four classes right now.

“Closing the school is a difficult decision to make at this time”, said President Jimmie Bruce. “We explored every possible scenario to maintain our presence in Warren but we just couldn’t achieve the right mix of operational effectiveness to continue. Our main focus is to take care of our students by providing them the best collegiate experience possible.”

Bruce said Warren students will be able to continue their education at the Youngstown campus or online.

School officials said they would be open to being in Warren again in the future, but that is not feasible at this time.

The Warren location opened in 2015 in the former Mickey’s Army-Navy store, which was renovated to make room for classrooms and a student lounge.


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