Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids, MI

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Grand Rapids Community College offers 387-degree programs and 3 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 19:1. 1 high safety campus. 48.1% are women, and 51.9% are men. Grand Rapids Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Grand Rapids Community College is 5031$, that is at the level of national average. 13% of full-time Grand Rapids 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 $28,600, 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 Grand Rapids 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, Grand Rapids Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$3,412
$30,001 - $48,000$4,010
$48,001 - $75,000$6,461
$75,001 - $110,000$8,163



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


6680 of Grand Rapids Community College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 43 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Grand Rapids Community College number 37 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Michigan.

Students at Grand Rapids 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

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 Grand Rapids Community College.

Study abroad

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing 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


Grand Rapids Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

13% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Grand Rapids 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 a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration 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 picture. 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 schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Grand Rapids Community College is 19:1, that means that for every 19 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


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Michigan.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 143 Bostwick Ave Ne address in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


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 a part of Grand Rapids Community College with 0.03% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are robbery, aggravated assault, and burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Grand Rapids Community College offers 387 programs in total: 291 are for Associate's degree, 93 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 194 universities in Michigan state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree. Grand Rapids Community College is one of the few institutions in Michigan that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 3 distance education programs that are provided in the Grand Rapids Community College: 3 are for Associate's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


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 Michigan state average data to help you compare.


Grand Rapids Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 10037 students with 301097 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Grand Rapids Community College

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Overall Rating:

Grand Rapids Community College nursing program it is so bad. Stay away ! The wait list is over 6 years long for the RN. I have over 100 credits, and no degree. I took unnecessary classes which the counselor lied to me , and told me I needed those courses. I have five little kids and I am trying hard to better myself. If you want to pursue nursing go some where else. Another thing do not ever give these people your credit card information. I regret that I did. Some how my information was left openly on the desk. They are known for taking advantage of student's money.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

As some reviews states, you'll need to do some trial and error before your path to graduation is in order. My first year here wasn't the best, I had 3 4-credit classes the first semester. It was mostly business related even though I was a web design major.The college gives the run-around on what courses to be completed and which is no longer required. That's the frustrating part, as mine specifically keeps updating every year. Advisors weren't helping the situation but I manage to pull through and complete the remaining prerequisites.Financial aid was a joke. It takes around two months or so to be processed and doing it online was confusing. Half the time, I get denied due to making too much income. You'll meet some people that's very helpful, and some that aren't. Some classes that are electives opened a whole new opportunity. I have since graduating several years back.Don't expect a four year level of education at this place, but they'll try their best to prep you for the real world.

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Overall Rating:

GRCC mislabeled a class as an online class and said that everything would be done completely online. After registering, I was informed that all tests had to be done on campus. I am not living in Grand Rapids over the summer and I registered for the class solely because it said that EVERYTHING was done online. When I confronted the college, I was told that I had to file an appeal to get my money back. Over two months later, GRCC has denied the appeal. Now I am out $1100 for a class that I never even opened up in Blackboard. I am so disappointed.

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Overall Rating:

Had an okay time here. Issues were more of a teacher- to- teacher basis. Teachers that are there part time seem to have little respect for students.Online only classes seem to be a joke. Teacher said office hours were between certain times, but was never there. Responses to questions were slow, sometimes costing me grades by taking days to respond.Financial aid (at the time at least, 7 years ago), didn't care about students needs or problems. Could use better "customer" service.Counselors were pretty decent, and were happy to answer questions and refer to programs available.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

In 2009, my experience was a downward spiral. Since then I have returned to school online in 2018 and I must say that the community college has very well-improved my personal learning experience. GRCC not only sets the standard for its students but it looks to meet students half-way on a personal level per person by being receptive and by identifying new ways to help at risk students as myself.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 143 Bostwick Ave NE


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6162344000

Institution is active in current year: 1

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