Greenfield Community College

Tel: (413)775-1000
  • Our mission is to be the primary source of adult education in the northern half of the Pioneer Valley, to provide low-cost, high-quality, open-admission education in a small college environment and to participate in transforming our region into a knowledge-based economy and to prepare our students to live and work in the emerging global society.
School Highlights
  • Greenfield Community College serves 2,127 students (36% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 39%.
  • Greenfield Community College is the only community colleges within Franklin County, MA.
  • The nearest community college to Greenfield Community College is Holyoke Community College (27.8 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 95 teachers has declined by 19% over five years.
Greenfield Community College(MA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty95 staff96 staff
Greenfield Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Greenfield Community College has declined by 12% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Greenfield Community College diversity score of 0.21 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,127 students3,428 students
Greenfield Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio22:126:1
Greenfield Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students758 students1,076 students
Greenfield Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,369 students2,352 students
Greenfield Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Greenfield Community College Enrollment Breakdown MA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Greenfield Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Greenfield Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Greenfield Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Greenfield Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Greenfield Community College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Greenfield Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.210.59
Greenfield Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Greenfield Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,000$35,600
Greenfield Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,958 is more than the state average of $4,424. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $11,078 is more than the state average of $9,401. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,958$4,424
Greenfield Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$11,078$9,401
Greenfield Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid69%89%
Greenfield Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,297$15,250
Greenfield Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,250$5,300
Greenfield Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Located in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, Greenfield Community College was established in 1962 by visionary citizens who saw how a community college would enhance the quality of life and increase people's opportunities in the region. Today, the college's total annual enrollment is over 3,000. Greenfield Community College is one of 29 institutions, including 15 community colleges, that make up the Massachusetts public higher education system. We receive about 40 percent of our funding from the state. We are governed locally by a board of trustees appointed by the governor, and at the state level by the Higher Education Coordinating Council. The College serves an academically, economically, and culturally diverse student population primarily from Franklin and Hampshire counties in Massachusetts, and from southern Vermont and New Hampshire. GCC offers associate degrees for students planning to transfer to four-year colleges as well as associate degrees and certificates to prepare students to enter the knowledge-based workforce, especially in those fields most in demand in Western Massachusetts. Working closely with area businesses and other community partners, GCC provides job training and skills improvement as dictated by the rapidly changing regional and national economies. We are also committed to working in partnership with elementary and secondary schools in our region to better prepare students to pursue education beyond the secondary level. As the only college in Franklin County, GCC exists as the center of higher education in the region and, as such, is committed to providing cultural activities and life-long learning opportunities that enrich our entire service area. Greenfield Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Did You Know?
For Massachusetts public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,424 per year for in-state students and $9,401 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $26,142 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 72%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Massachusetts community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Massachusetts is Bunker Hill Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.