Grand Rapids Community College

143 Bostwick Ave NE, Grand Rapids
MI, 49503-3295
Tel: (616)234-4722
17,448 students
Public institution

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It is the mission of Grand Rapids Community College to provide the community with learning opportunities that enable people to achieve their goals.
School Highlights:
Grand Rapids Community College serves 17,448 students (36% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 23%.
Grand Rapids Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Kent County, MI.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Wyoming (8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Grand Rapids Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 17,448 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has increased from 31:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
17,448 students
1,303 students
Grand Rapids Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
6,264 students
834 students
Grand Rapids Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 11,184 students
1,040 students
Grand Rapids Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Grand Rapids Community College sch enrollment Grand Rapids Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
3%
2%
Grand Rapids Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
6%
7%
Grand Rapids Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
10%
11%
Grand Rapids Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
80%
66%
Grand Rapids Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Grand Rapids Community College sch ethnicity Grand Rapids Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.35 0.44
Grand Rapids Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,619 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,187 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,619 $5,890
Grand Rapids Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,187 $10,050
Grand Rapids Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Grand Rapids Junior College (GRJC) was founded in 1914 by the Grand Rapids Board of Education after a resolution was passed by the University of Michigan's faculty which encouraged the establishment of junior colleges in Michigan. Today, GRCC's eight-block downtown campus includes several classroom buildings, a learning center and library, Spectrum Theater, the Applied Technology Center, a remodeled music building, a fieldhouse with natatorium, a student center (including the Diversity Learning Center), Bostwick Commons, and the state-of-the-art Calkins Science Center. An off-campus “Learning Corner” has been added to serve the East Hills and Eastown neighborhoods as well as the greater Grand Rapids Community. In addition, GRCC has two Michigan Technical Education Centers (M-TECs ® ) in West Michigan. The Patrick Thompson M-TEC ® , located in Holland, opened in Fall 2000 in partnership with the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District. Its open entry/open exit instruction eliminates the need for students in manufacturing and industry-related occupational programs to conform to a traditional semester time frame. The Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC ® in Grand Rapids opened in 2002. This world-class facility offers training in manufacturing, auto service, and building and construction trades. In Fall 2004, more than 14,000 students enrolled in more than 1,600 liberal arts and occupational courses. The diverse student body represents students from Kent and surrounding counties as well as students from across the U.S. and 22 other nations. Another 10,000 learners are served by non-credit instructional opportunities. In addition to traditional classroom environments, students may also receive instruction through community and distant service-learning offerings, seminars, workshops, training classes, distance learning options and other educational formats. GRCC employs a faculty of more than 250 full-time and 350 part-time members as well as a staff of 650, all of whom are focused on the College's priorities to be student-centered, collaborative, and flexible. Throughout its 90-year history of academic excellence, GRCC has maintained a solid reputation as a premier transfer institution and is nationally recognized for both its liberal arts and occupational programs.

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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 $10,485 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Michigan is 78%. 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 0.38, which is lower than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Lansing Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.