Glendale Community College

  • 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 serves 18,054 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 57%.

Top Rankings

Glendale Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Arizona for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 930 teachers has grown by 60% over five years.
Glendale Community College(AZ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty930 staff202 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

School Calendar

View the Glendale Community College yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

  • Event Date
  • Last Day of Classes for Summer 2022 August 04, 2022 (Thursday)

Student Body

The student population of Glendale Community College has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
The Glendale Community College diversity score of 0.68 is equal to the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment18,054 students5,548 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:116:1
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# Full-Time Students5,458 students1,283 students
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# Part-Time Students12,596 students4,265 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
4%
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% Asian
5%
3%
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% Hispanic
39%
36%
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% Black
6%
5%
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% White
40%
43%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.680.68
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College Completion Rate
17%
22%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,900$32,100
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,046 is less than the state average of $3,368. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,830 is less than the state average of $8,322. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,046$3,368
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,830$8,322
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid76%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,000$9,399
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,750$4,750
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Source: 2020 (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

The nearest community college to Glendale Community College is Arizona College-Glendale (2.1 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Arizona College-Glendale
    Private for-profit
    479 students | 2.10 Mi4425 W Olive Avenue, Suite 300
    Glendale, AZ 85302
    (855) 706-8382
    2.10479
  • 490 students | 2.90 Mi6829 N 46th Ave
    Glendale, AZ 85301
    (623) 934-7273
    2.90490
  • 1,644 students | 4.30 Mi8503 N. 27th Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85051
    (602) 393-5900
    4.301,644
  • Brookline College-Phoenix
    Private for-profit
    1,451 students | 4.50 Mi2445 W. Dunlap Ave., Ste. 100
    Phoenix, AZ 85021
    (602) 242-6265
    4.501,451
  • Brown Mackie College-Phoenix
    Private, for profit
    648 students | 4.80 Mi13430 N Black Canyon Ste. 190
    Phoenix, AZ 85029
    (602) 337-3044
    4.80648
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Did You Know?
For Arizona public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,368 per year for in-state students and $8,322 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,771 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Arizona community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Arizona is CollegeAmerica-Flagstaff. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.