Greenfield Community College

Tel: (413)775-1000
2,238 students
Public institution
Our mission is to be the primary source of adult education in the northern half of the Pioneer Valley, to provide low-cost, high-quality, open-admission education in a small college environment and to participate in transforming our region into a knowledge-based economy and to prepare our students to live and work in the emerging global society.
School Highlights
Greenfield Community College serves 2,238 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 45%.
Greenfield Community College is the only community colleges within Franklin County, MA.
The nearest community college is Holyoke Community College (27.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 103 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Greenfield 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 103 staff
61 staff
Greenfield Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,238 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.34 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 100% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,238 students 1,315 students
Greenfield Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1
Greenfield Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 814 students
815 students
Greenfield Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,424 students
1,061 students
Greenfield Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Greenfield Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Greenfield Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Greenfield Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Greenfield Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Greenfield Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Greenfield Community College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Greenfield Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Greenfield 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. 0.34 0.70
Greenfield Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,838 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,958 is more than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,838 $5,590
Greenfield Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,958 $10,086
Greenfield Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92%
Greenfield Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Located in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, Greenfield Community College was established in 1962 by visionary citizens who saw how a community college would enhance the quality of life and increase people's opportunities in the region. Today, the college's total annual enrollment is over 3,000. Greenfield Community College is one of 29 institutions, including 15 community colleges, that make up the Massachusetts public higher education system. We receive about 40 percent of our funding from the state. We are governed locally by a board of trustees appointed by the governor, and at the state level by the Higher Education Coordinating Council. The College serves an academically, economically, and culturally diverse student population primarily from Franklin and Hampshire counties in Massachusetts, and from southern Vermont and New Hampshire. GCC offers associate degrees for students planning to transfer to four-year colleges as well as associate degrees and certificates to prepare students to enter the knowledge-based workforce, especially in those fields most in demand in Western Massachusetts. Working closely with area businesses and other community partners, GCC provides job training and skills improvement as dictated by the rapidly changing regional and national economies. We are also committed to working in partnership with elementary and secondary schools in our region to better prepare students to pursue education beyond the secondary level. As the only college in Franklin County, GCC exists as the center of higher education in the region and, as such, is committed to providing cultural activities and life-long learning opportunities that enrich our entire service area. Greenfield Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Did You Know?
For Massachusetts public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,827 per year for in-state students and $10,496 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,065 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Massachusetts 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 0.64, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Massachusetts is The New England Institute of Art. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.