Glendale Community College in Glendale

Glendale, AZ

(Rating 3.2 based on 5 reviews)
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Glendale Community College offers 282-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 22:1. 3 high safety сampuses. 46.5% are women, and 53.5% are men. 1% percents of international students. Glendale Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Glendale Community College is 7600$, that is at the level of national average. 14% of full-time Glendale Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $33,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Glendale Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Glendale Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$6,895
$30,001 - $48,000$7,408
$48,001 - $75,000$9,611
$75,001 - $110,000$11,445



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


8740 of Glendale Community College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 43 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Glendale Community College number 10 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Arizona.

Students at Glendale Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Glendale Community College.


ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


Glendale Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

14% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Glendale Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Glendale Community College is 22:1, that means that for every 22 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Glendale Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Glendale Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Arizona.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 6000 W Olive Ave address in Glendale, Arizona.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the largest campus of Glendale Community College with 0.06% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are motor vehicle theft, burglary, and aggravated assault.

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 1500 N. Verdugo Rd. address in Glendale, California.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is one of the smallest campuses of Glendale Community College with 0.08% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and robbery.

The percentage of crimes on Garfield Campus

The campus located by 1122 E. Garfield Ave address in Glendale, California.


Garfield Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is one of the smallest campuses of Glendale Community College with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Garfield Campus is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Glendale Community College offers 282 programs in total: 118 are for less than 1-year certificate programs, 112 - for Associate's degree, and 52 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 92 universities in Maricopa county, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree and less than 1-year certificate programs offered.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Arizona state average data to help you compare.


Glendale Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 11864 students with 395814 both contact and credit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Glendale Community College

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As far as your education goes, GCC's standards are the same same as other CCs and UCs. However, their student services suck compared to other community colleges and universities I have attended! For example, they don't do any over-the-phone academic counseling, you can't request an unofficial transcript through the student portal, it's hard to find information about how to get an IGETC certification (I could not find the IGETC certification form online so I called the office and the lady didn't even know something that should be basic for her, then she transferred my call without saying anything, which went straight to voicemail), the number of classes is few so it will be harder to get into a class or change your class schedule compared to other institutions, the website sucks, and the academic advisor that I talked to a few years ago used an outdated class planner transfer sheet that had classes that I didn't even have to take to transfer to the university that I wanted (the advisor I recently went to see, Richard Cortes, though, was really nice and helpful. If you can, you should choose PCC over GCC. If you don't care about the bad service that the staff provides, at least consider PCC for the greater variety and amount of classes that they offer.

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My Mom goes to this school, and from what she tells me it's really great, five stars for making my Mom happy

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They say they promote cultural diversity, but they do the complete opposite. This school is very racist towards the black and Hispanic community. Unless you are Armenian, they won’t help you with anything and always prefer to help them over you. I’ve had such a horrible experience where I couldn’t sign up for a class and the website wasn’t working. I went to the admissions office and asked why it won’t work and the lady told me, “you have to wait, we can’t sign up for you.” Then the person behind me who is Armenian asks the same question, and they immediately help her enroll and EVERYTHING! A couple of my friends have left the school already because there is no culture diversity. We have no black lives matter group or anything for our community, only Armenian culture. Such an uncomfortable school for anyone of color

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Great school, lots of events! Everyone is super friendly, huge, beautiful campus, academic structure is wonderful. Athletic department has the best athletes! Highly recommend

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I have no major complaints about this school except for the parking. You have to pay $75 for a regular semester, and with several parking lots, they’re all still jam packed from 9am-11am, and pretty full during other times. I’ve opted to take early morning class (7-8am) just to park. Otherwise, I’ve had a good experience with everything, from campus cleanliness to good course counseling. It’s hard to get things sorted sometimes in admissions, financial aid, counseling etc. because this school is insanely overcrowded. Again... You could double the amount of parking lots and I still think it wouldn’t be enough, and if you’re new, you’ll learn the hard way like I did what times will/won’t be pleasant.(One last minor complaint is that several professors don’t allow laptops in class, which sucks since I bought one to be able to take notes fast. I think since we’re mostly paying for these classes, they shouldn’t treat full grown adults like children. I understand it can be distracting, but ultimately it’s up to the student if they want to pay attention or not.)

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Location & Website

Address: 6000 W Olive Ave


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6238453000

Institution is active in current year: 1

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