Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302)

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 higher than the state community college average of 38:1.
  • 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 27 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 Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public Pivate, for profit
Total Faculty 522 staff 57 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 Enrollment 20,506 students 5,667 students
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 39:1 38:1
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 6,951 students 1,082 students
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 13,555 students 4,585 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
1%
4%
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
4%
3%
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
26%
27%
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
6%
6%
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Black (2007-2016)
% White
57%
52%
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
3%
5%
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. 0.60 0.65
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
15%
-
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $36,900 -
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 $1,833. 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 $7,109. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,046 $1,833
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,830 $7,109
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 74% 84%
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $7,000 -
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 85302) Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $3,500 -
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
    Pivate, for profit
    630 students | 2.10 Mi4425 W Olive Avenue Suite 300
    Glendale AZ  85302
    (602)222-9300
    2.10630
  • 628 students | 3.10 Mi6829 N 46th Ave
    Glendale AZ  85301
    (623)934-7273
    3.10628
  • Carrington College-Phoenix
    Pivate, for profit
    617 students | 4.30 Mi8503 N 27th Ave.
    Phoenix AZ  85051
    (602)393-5900
    4.30617
  • Brookline College-Phoenix
    Pivate, for profit
    1,468 students | 4.50 Mi2445 W. Dunlap Ave., Ste. 100
    Phoenix AZ  85021
    (602)242-6265
    4.501,468
  • 241 students | 4.50 Mi10220 North 25th Ave, Ste 100
    Phoenix AZ  85021
    (602)749-7900
    4.50241
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Did You Know?
For Maricopa County, AZ public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,831 per year for in-state students and $7,061 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maricopa County, AZ 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 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Maricopa County, AZ is Brookline College-Tempe. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.