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.
School Highlights
  • Guam Community College serves 2,458 students (40% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is same as the state community college average of 37:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Asian), which is equal to the state average of 97%.
  • Guam Community College is the only community colleges within Guam County, GU.

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 67 teachers has declined by 69% over five years.
Guam Community College(GU) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty67 staff67 staff
Guam Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Guam Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Guam Community College diversity score of 0.55 is equal to the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,458 students2,458 students
Guam Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio37:137:1
Guam Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students989 students989 students
Guam Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,469 students1,469 students
Guam Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Guam Community College Enrollment Breakdown GU All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Guam Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Guam Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Guam Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Guam Community College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Guam Community College Hawaiian (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Guam Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
Guam Community College Ethnicity Breakdown GU All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.550.55
Guam Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Guam Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$25,000$25,000
Guam Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,414 is equal to the state average of $3,414. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,614 is equal to the state average of $4,614. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,414$3,414
Guam Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,614$4,614
Guam Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%90%
Guam Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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.
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Did You Know?
Guam community colleges have a diversity score of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Guam is Guam Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.