Garden City Community College
Garden City Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Kansas for:
- The teacher population of 94 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Garden City Community College||(KS) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||94 staff||62 staff|
|Total Enrollment||2,072 students||1,551 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||22:1||27:1|
|# Full-Time Students||1,151 students||653 students|
|# Part-Time Students||921 students||898 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||304||300|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||-|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$35,500||$34,000|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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).
- The nearest community college to Garden City Community College is Dodge City Community College (46.4 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 1,768 students | 46.40 Mi2501 N 14th Ave
Dodge City,  KS  67801
- 1,925 students | 63.20 Mi1801 N. Kansas Ave.
Liberal,  KS  67901
- 839 students | 96.60 Mi2401 S Main St
Lamar,  CO  81052
- 1,508 students | 97.80 Mi1255 S Range
Colby,  KS  67701
- 647 students | 105.60 Mi1209 Harrison St
Goodland,  KS  67735
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