Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302)

6000 W Olive Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302-0000
Tel: (623)845-3000
  • Glendale Community College (GCC) offers you student clubs of all kinds, student government opportunities, cultural performances all year, an internationally known forensics team and wonderful athletics programs. There is an abundance of information here about the 1,000+ courses we offer, the myriad university transfer degrees you can begin here, and the 50 associates degrees or 50 certificates you can pursue. Every faculty and staff member at GCC is here to serve you in some way, and all of us look forward to helping you reach your true potential in the classroom, in extracurricular activities outside the classroom, and in your world beyond college.
School Highlights
  • Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) serves 20,506 students (34% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 39:1 is same as the state community college average of 39:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
  • Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) is one of 26 community colleges within Maricopa County, AZ.
  • The nearest community college is Arizona College-Glendale (2.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 522 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302)(AZ) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty522 staff66 staff
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 20,506 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment20,506 students5,697 students
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio39:139:1
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students6,951 students1,101 students
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students13,555 students4,596 students
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Enrollment Breakdown AZ All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Black (2007-2016)
% White
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Ethnicity Breakdown AZ 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.0.600.65
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,900$31,400
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,046 is more than the state average of $1,830. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,830 is more than the state average of $7,111. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,046$1,830
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,830$7,111
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid74%82%
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,000$9,500
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,022
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Glendale Community College (GCC) keeps pace with the constant growth of the West Valley, offering increased breadth and depth of educational opportunity. Each year, more than 40,000 students enroll in dozens of courses and degree and certificate programs at one of three GCC locations, making the College's enrollment the second largest in the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD). More than 319,000 students have completed associate degrees, certificate programs, industry-specific training and university transfer courses.Located at 59th and Olive Avenues, the GCC main campus spans 147 acres and serves as a focal point for diverse community activities. The College offers a friendly, welcoming environment for learning. A dynamic, future-oriented Facilities Master Plan guides the ongoing development of GCC main campus to accommodate the changing needs and interests of thousands more students and community members.Glendale Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.Students, including teens, business employees, community residents, and retirees, are attracted by the small classes, professional instructors, ideal location, affordable tuition and flexible course offerings. GCC is hallmarked by its High Tech Complex and sophisticated technology used to enhance student learning.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Arizona College-Glendale
    Private, for profit
    630 students | 2.10 Mi4425 W Olive Avenue Suite 300
    Glendale AZ  85302
  • Arizona Automotive Institute
    Private, for profit
    628 students | 3.10 Mi6829 N 46th Ave
    Glendale AZ  85301
  • Carrington College-Phoenix
    Private, for profit
    617 students | 4.30 Mi8503 N 27th Ave.
    Phoenix AZ  85051
  • Brookline College-Phoenix
    Private, for profit
    1,468 students | 4.50 Mi2445 W. Dunlap Ave., Ste. 100
    Phoenix AZ  85021
  • The Art Institute of Phoenix
    Private, for profit
    1,009 students | 4.80 Mi2233 W Dunlap Ave
    Phoenix AZ  85021
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Did You Know?
For Arizona public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,830 per year for in-state students and $7,111 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,745 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Arizona 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 0.65, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Arizona is The Refrigeration School. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.