Guam Community College
- Guam Community College is a public, open access secondary and post-secondary institution. We serve the diverse communities of Guam as a regional focal point for Micronesia within the Asia-Pacific Rim. We provide education and vocational training that is premised on lifelong learning. GCC is committed to providing quality learning opportunities in occupational, vocational-technical, technological, academic and continuing education reflective of our community and industry needs.
- The teacher population of 67 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Guam Community College||(GU) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||67 staff||67 staff|
|Total Enrollment||2,458 students||2,458 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||37:1||37:1|
|# Full-Time Students||989 students||989 students|
|# Part-Time Students||1,469 students||1,469 students|
|% Non Resident races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$25,000||$25,000|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- Guam Community College is a multifaceted public vocational educational institution, created by Public Law 14-77 in 1977. It has operated secondary and post-secondary vocational programs, adult and continuing education, community education, and short-term, specialized training. These programs have been delivered both on and off-campus, in satellite programs, and on-site at businesses as needed. The College's present campus includes 25 main buildings on a 22-acre site. These buildings include concrete or partial-concrete structures, pre-engineered metal buildings, and temporary wooden structures. Standard classroom facilities are housed in both permanent concrete and temporary wooden structures. Metal buildings are used primarily for vocational shop facilities. Special facilities are provided for most occupational programs. Shop spaces are provided for Auto Mechanics and Auto Body programs. Special laboratories are used for instruction in the Allied Health, Computer Science, Office Administration, Electronics Engineering Technology, Civil and Architectural Engineering Technology, and the Hospitality/Tourism programs. The Achievement Resource Center provides developmental instruction in mathematics and language arts. The College offers over 50 courses of study that are job related, including preparation for a wide range of occupations requiring less than a bachelor's degree. The College also offers courses of study to prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities with advanced standing in professional and technical degree programs. Also offered are a variety of community service and special programs, including but not limited to, English-as-a-Second Language, Adult Basic Education, General Education Development preparation and testing, and an Adult High School Diploma program. Guam Community College is a member of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, the Pacific Post-Secondary Education Council and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.