Glen Oaks Community College

Tel: (269)467-9945
  • Our mission is to provide excellence in education, whether your requirement is completion of transfer courses, vocational-technical programs, distance learning programs, or continuing education programs. Our dedicated professional faculty and staff are committed to your successful learning experience and to the achievement of your future goals.
School Highlights
  • Glen Oaks Community College serves 1,104 students (35% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 39:1 is higher than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 31%.
  • Glen Oaks Community College is the only community colleges within Saint Joseph County, MI.
  • The nearest community college is Harrison College-Elkhart (24.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 61% over five years.
Glen Oaks Community College(MI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty28 staff100 staff
Glen Oaks Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,104 has declined by 17% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.21 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,104 students3,505 students
Glen Oaks Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio39:135:1
Glen Oaks Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students389 students1,591 students
Glen Oaks Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students715 students1,914 students
Glen Oaks Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Glen Oaks Community College Enrollment Breakdown MI All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Glen Oaks Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2010)
% Asian
Glen Oaks Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Glen Oaks Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Glen Oaks Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Glen Oaks Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Glen Oaks Community College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Glen Oaks Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MI 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.0.210.50
Glen Oaks Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Glen Oaks Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,400$31,100
Glen Oaks Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,476 is less than the state average of $5,223. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,268 is less than the state average of $7,110. The out-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,476$5,223
Glen Oaks Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,268$7,110
Glen Oaks Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid85%89%
Glen Oaks Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$10,667$13,600
Glen Oaks Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,000$6,000
Glen Oaks Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Glen Oaks Community College is a comprehensive post-secondary educational institution, encompassing a commitment to college transfer courses, vocational-technical education programs, lifelong education, community services, and student support programs. Glen Oaks Community College is committed to excellence in teaching and learning, providing a supportive environment and maintaining high expectations for achievement. The Glen Oaks environment is characterized by a genuine, caring, concern for all individuals. Glen Oaks is committed to being an integral part of the community it serves. All citizens who can benefit should have access to the College's programs and services. Glen Oaks prides itself on the fact that thousands of its graduates have successfully transferred to 4-year colleges and universities and gone on to make significant contributions in their chosen career fields. Smooth transfer of credits from Glen Oaks is assured if you fulfill the requirements for the transfer associate degrees. Glen Oaks Community College received approval from the State of Michigan in 1965 to offer collegiate level courses. Full accreditation status was conferred upon Glen Oaks by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (NCA) in April, 1975.

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Did You Know?
For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,223 per year for in-state students and $7,110 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,115 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Michigan is 71%. 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 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Henry Ford Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.