Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302)

Tel: (623)845-3000
20,872 students
Public institution
Glendale Community College (GCC) offers you student clubs of all kinds, student government opportunities, cultural performances all year, an internationally known forensics team and wonderful athletics programs. There is an abundance of information here about the 1,000+ courses we offer, the myriad university transfer degrees you can begin here, and the 50 associates degrees or 50 certificates you can pursue. Every faculty and staff member at GCC is here to serve you in some way, and all of us look forward to helping you reach your true potential in the classroom, in extracurricular activities outside the classroom, and in your world beyond college.
School Highlights:
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) serves 20,872 students (34.74% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is lower than the community college average of 40:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the state average of 53%.
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) is one of 31 community colleges within Maricopa County, AZ.
The nearest community college is Arizona College-Glendale (2.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 544 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) 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 544 staff
61 staff
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 20,872 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has increased from 33:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment 20,872 students 1,296 students
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 38:1
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 7,250 students
810 students
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 13,622 students
1,036 students
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Black (2006-2013)
% White
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Non Resident (2006-2013)
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) 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. 0.51 0.53
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,974 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,758 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,974 $5,694
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,758 $10,252
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 76%
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Glendale Community College (GCC) keeps pace with the constant growth of the West Valley, offering increased breadth and depth of educational opportunity. Each year, more than 40,000 students enroll in dozens of courses and degree and certificate programs at one of three GCC locations, making the College's enrollment the second largest in the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD). More than 319,000 students have completed associate degrees, certificate programs, industry-specific training and university transfer courses. Located at 59th and Olive Avenues, the GCC main campus spans 147 acres and serves as a focal point for diverse community activities. The College offers a friendly, welcoming environment for learning. A dynamic, future-oriented Facilities Master Plan guides the ongoing development of GCC main campus to accommodate the changing needs and interests of thousands more students and community members. Glendale Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. Students, including teens, business employees, community residents, and retirees, are attracted by the small classes, professional instructors, ideal location, affordable tuition and flexible course offerings. GCC is hallmarked by its High Tech Complex and sophisticated technology used to enhance student learning.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Arizona College-Glendale
    Private for-profit
    704 students | 2.10 Mi4425 W Olive Avenue Suite 300
    Glendale, AZ 85302
  • 519 students | 3.10 Mi6829 N 46th Ave
    Glendale, AZ 85301
  • Carrington College-Phoenix
    Private for-profit
    560 students | 4.30 Mi8503 N 27th Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85051
  • 1,468 students | 4.50 Mi2445 W. Dunlap Ave. Ste. 100
    Phoenix, AZ 85021
  • 291 students | 4.50 Mi10220 North 25th Ave Ste 100
    Phoenix, AZ 85021
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Did You Know?
For Maricopa County, AZ public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,945 per year for in-state students and $8,765 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,340 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Maricopa County, AZ 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 0.63, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Maricopa County, AZ is Arizona Automotive Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.