Garden City Community College

  • Garden City Community College exists to produce positive contributors to the economic and social well-being of society.

School Highlights

Garden City Community College serves 1,892 students (57% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 38%.

Top Rankings

Garden City Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Kansas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 253 teachers has grown by 88% over five years.
Garden City Community College(KS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty253 staff156 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Garden City Community College has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The Garden City Community College diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,892 students1,734 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio7:112:1
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# Full-Time Students1,069 students777 students
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# Part-Time Students823 students957 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-342
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
47%
14%
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% Black
9%
8%
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% White
36%
62%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
6%
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Diversity Score0.640.58
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College Completion Rate
41%
38%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,500$34,000
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,720 is less than the state average of $3,484. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,328 is less than the state average of $4,443. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,720$3,484
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Out-State Tuition Fees$3,328$4,443
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,500$9,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$5,466
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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).

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Garden City Community College is Dodge City Community College (46.2 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 1,513 students | 46.20 Mi2501 N 14th Ave
    Dodge City, KS 67801
    (620) 225-1321
    46.201,513
  • 1,837 students | 63.00 Mi1801 N. Kansas Ave.
    Liberal, KS 67901
    (620) 624-1951
    63.001,837
  • 849 students | 96.70 Mi2401 S Main St
    Lamar, CO 81052
    (719) 336-2248
    96.70849
  • 1,410 students | 98.00 Mi1255 S Range
    Colby, KS 67701
    (785) 462-3984
    98.001,410
  • 735 students | 105.70 Mi1209 Harrison St
    Goodland, KS 67735
    (785) 890-3641
    105.70735
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Did You Know?
For Kansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,484 per year for in-state students and $4,443 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,155 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kansas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Kansas City Kansas Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.