Greenfield Community College

  • 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 1,761 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 52%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 213 teachers has grown by 71% over five years.
Greenfield Community College(MA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty213 staff285 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Greenfield Community College has declined by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The Greenfield Community College diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,761 students2,446 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:110:1
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# Full-Time Students538 students1,218 students
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# Part-Time Students1,223 students1,228 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
3%
5%
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% Hispanic
10%
20%
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% Black
4%
15%
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% White
74%
48%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Unknown races
5%
7%
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Diversity Score0.440.70
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College Completion Rate
21%
19%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,000$35,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,958 is less than the state average of $6,343. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,078 is more than the state average of $10,767. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,958$6,343
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,078$10,767
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%81%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,050$11,900
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,500
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Greenfield Community College is Holyoke Community College (28.1 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Massachusetts public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,343 per year for in-state students and $10,767 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $29,755 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 68%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Massachusetts community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Massachusetts is Bunker Hill Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.