Glen Oaks Community College

Tel: (269)467-9945
1,221 students
Public institution
Our mission is to provide excellence in education, whether your requirement is completion of transfer courses, vocational-technical programs, distance learning programs, or continuing education programs. Our dedicated professional faculty and staff are committed to your successful learning experience and to the achievement of your future goals.
School Highlights:
Glen Oaks Community College serves 1,221 students (43% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 34%.
Glen Oaks Community College is the only community colleges within St. Joseph County, MI.
The nearest community college is Harrison College-Elkhart (24.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 24% over five years.
College Glen Oaks Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 44 staff
61 staff
Glen Oaks Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,221 has declined by 22% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.32 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 68% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,221 students 1,296 students
Glen Oaks Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 531 students
814 students
Glen Oaks Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 690 students
1,040 students
Glen Oaks Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Glen Oaks Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Glen Oaks Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Glen Oaks Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Glen Oaks Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Glen Oaks Community College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Glen Oaks Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Glen Oaks 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. 0.32 0.68
Glen Oaks Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,356 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 30% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,124 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,356 $5,660
Glen Oaks Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,124 $10,250
Glen Oaks Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Glen Oaks Community College is a comprehensive post-secondary educational institution, encompassing a commitment to college transfer courses, vocational-technical education programs, lifelong education, community services, and student support programs. Glen Oaks Community College is committed to excellence in teaching and learning, providing a supportive environment and maintaining high expectations for achievement. The Glen Oaks environment is characterized by a genuine, caring, concern for all individuals. Glen Oaks is committed to being an integral part of the community it serves. All citizens who can benefit should have access to the College's programs and services. Glen Oaks prides itself on the fact that thousands of its graduates have successfully transferred to 4-year colleges and universities and gone on to make significant contributions in their chosen career fields. Smooth transfer of credits from Glen Oaks is assured if you fulfill the requirements for the transfer associate degrees. Glen Oaks Community College received approval from the State of Michigan in 1965 to offer collegiate level courses. Full accreditation status was conferred upon Glen Oaks by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (NCA) in April, 1975.

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Did You Know?
For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,508 per year for in-state students and $5,995 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,883 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Michigan is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Michigan 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 0.53, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Henry Ford Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.