Garden City Community College

Tel: (620)276-7611
1,997 students
Public institution
Garden City Community College exists to produce positive contributors to the economic and social well-being of society.
School Highlights
Garden City Community College serves 1,997 students (54% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 33%.
Garden City Community College is the only community colleges within Finney County, KS.
The nearest community college is Dodge City Community College (46.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 95 teachers has declined by 34% over five years.
College Garden City Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 95 staff
61 staff
Garden City Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,997 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 24% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,997 students 1,315 students
Garden City Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1
22:1
Garden City Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,069 students
815 students
Garden City Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 928 students
1,061 students
Garden City Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Garden City Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Garden City Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
3%
5%
Garden City Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
39%
20%
Garden City Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
7%
15%
Garden City Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
47%
49%
Garden City Community College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
3%
6%
Garden City Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Garden City Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.62 0.70
Garden City Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,560 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,168 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,560 $5,590
Garden City Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,168 $10,086
Garden City Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 304 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 90%
89%
Garden City Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The educational philosophy of the college calls for the institution to accept students as they are, to test them, to counsel them into appropriate programs and to assist them in attaining the highest possible level of achievement through educational, personal and social experiences. The first four community colleges in Kansas were established in 1919, and GCCC is one of two from that group which still exist. It was created by county-wide election on April 1, 1919, and opened in September of the same year. GCCC initially shared facilities in Sabine Hall and Calkins Hall in the 100 block of Buffalo Jones Avenue with Garden City High School, and opened with a first class of less than three dozen students. The present 14-building, 63-acre campus at 801 Campus Drive was designed between July, 1965 and January, 1966. Garden City Community College is officially accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, the GCCC Nursing Program is accredited by the Kansas State Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

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Did You Know?
For Kansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,243 per year for in-state students and $5,164 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,701 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kansas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.52, which is equal to the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.