Garden City Community College

Tel: (620)276-7611
2,072 students
Public institution
  • 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 2,072 students (56% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 29%.
  • Garden City Community College is the only community colleges within Finney County, KS.
  • The nearest community college is Dodge City Community College (46.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 94 teachers has declined by 29% 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
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 94 staff 62 staff
Garden City Community College Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,072 has grown by 9% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,072 students 1,383 students
Garden City Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 27:1
Garden City Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 1,151 students 682 students
Garden City Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 921 students 826 students
Garden City Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
Garden City Community College Enrollment Breakdown KS All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
304 300
% Asian
4%
2%
Garden City Community College Asian (2007-2015)
% Hispanic
32%
9%
Garden City Community College Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
7%
9%
Garden City Community College Black (2007-2015)
% White
54%
71%
Garden City Community College White (2007-2015)
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
Garden City Community College Non Resident (2008-2015)
% Unknown races
2%
4%
Garden City Community College Ethnicity Breakdown KS All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.60 0.48
Garden City Community College Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,464 is less than the state average of $2,910. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $2,944 is less than the state average of $4,032. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,464 $2,910
Garden City Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Out-State Tuition Fees $2,944 $4,032
Garden City Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 96% 90%
Garden City Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (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).

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Did You Know?
For Kansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,910 per year for in-state students and $4,032 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,024 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kansas 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 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.