PORTAGE, Wis. - There are 43 colleges in 23 states offering the gateway to college program. The program originated in Portland, Oregon in 2000.
Madison College's Portage campus is set to become the first campus in the region to offer the gateway to college program. It's a national program that gives students who are credit deficient in high school a chance to go to college and finish high school simultaneously.
Madison College's Truax campus has offered the program for the past five years. Due to the benefits of the program, they're expanding it to their location in Portage.
Taylor Smith is a gateway student and just completed her first semester in the program.