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 1,917 students (60% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 36%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 94 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Garden City Community College(KS) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty94 staff66 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Garden City Community College has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The Garden City Community College diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has grown by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,917 students1,667 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:126:1
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# Full-Time Students1,144 students682 students
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# Part-Time Students773 students985 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
540342
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
39%
12%
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% Black
14%
9%
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% White
39%
64%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
1%
3%
% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
5%
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Diversity Score0.670.56
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College Completion Rate
31%
36%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,500$34,000
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,720 is less than the state average of $3,378. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,328 is less than the state average of $4,337. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,720$3,378
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Out-State Tuition Fees$3,328$4,337
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%90%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,500$9,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,418$5,495
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Source: 2019 (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
  • 1,548 students | 46.20 Mi2501 N 14th Ave
    Dodge City KS  67801
    (620) 225-1321
    46.201,548
  • 1,870 students | 63.00 Mi1801 N. Kansas Ave.
    Liberal KS  67901
    (620) 624-1951
    63.001,870
  • 754 students | 96.70 Mi2401 S Main St
    Lamar CO  81052
    (719) 336-2248
    96.70754
  • 1,508 students | 98.00 Mi1255 S Range
    Colby KS  67701
    (785) 462-3984
    98.001,508
  • 821 students | 105.70 Mi1209 Harrison St
    Goodland KS  67735
    (785) 890-3641
    105.70821
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Did You Know?
For Kansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,378 per year for in-state students and $4,337 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,303 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kansas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.