Glendale Community College

6000 W Olive Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings
  • 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 14,374 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 55%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 14,374 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,046
  • Out-state tuition: $7,830
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 53%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Glendale Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 930 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Glendale Community College
(AZ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
930 staff
296 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Glendale Community College has declined by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The Glendale Community College diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
14,374 students
4,392 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
4,133 students
1,301 students
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# Part-Time Students
10,241 students
3,091 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
990 students
343 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
4,133 students
1,301 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
7 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
10,241 students
3,652 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
250 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
3%
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% Asian
4%
3%
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% Hispanic
35%
34%
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% Black
5%
6%
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% White
47%
45%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
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% Unknown races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.65
0.67
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
14%
20%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
3.28%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$36,900
$32,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,046 is less than the state average of $3,106. 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 $7,957. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,046
$3,106
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,830
$7,957
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
71%
79%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$7,469
$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,772
$4,750
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Glendale Community College cost?
Glendale Community College's tuition is approximately $2,046 for In-State students and $7,830 for Out-State students.
What is Glendale Community College's ranking?
Glendale Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Arizona for: Least expensive tuition and Largest student body.

School Calendar

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

Event
Date
Spring Break - No Classes
March 11, 2024 (Monday)
Last Day of Regular Classes Spring 2024
May 05, 2024 (Sunday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 14,374 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,046
  • Out-state tuition: $7,830
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 53%
  • Source: Verified school update

Did You Know?

For Maricopa County, AZ public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,977 per year for in-state students and $8,154 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maricopa County, AZ community colleges have a diversity score of 0.60, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Maricopa County, AZ is Brookline College-Tempe. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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