Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids, MI

(Rating 3.4 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

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.

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$5,031
BELOW AVERAGE

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
$110,001+$8,486

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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11%

Types of financial aids

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6680 of Grand Rapids Community College undergraduate students 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
99.35%
$5,567
$30,001 - $48,000
98.47%
$5,075
$48,001 - $75,000
79.31%
$2,132
$75,001 - $110,000
26.77%
$625
$110,001+
6.1%
$77

Salary After Attending

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$28,600

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

Students services

Career

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

4%

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 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

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13%
BELOW AVERAGE

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 consider 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 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

19:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

66

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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

Distance education location breakdown

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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.

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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.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 3 distance learning programs that are offered 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 contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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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.

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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

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Fantastic Institution for pre-reqs and Associates, very helpful student services and support for transferring to larger institutions

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

This school is what you make it. If you put in the time to learn how the system works then it can be great. Be careful choosing professors. If you can get that down, you'll have a good time. Parking is a pain on campus, it's been a problem for years with no current sign of improvement. Class size is excellent, usually no more than 30 students. I've enjoyed my time here in the last couple of years.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

It would be 5 stars if the faculty and administrators did their jobs properly.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Good school. I enjoy going there and have had a lot of great teachers. Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for an affordable school to get their gen-eds out of the way.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I would give zero stars if I could just simply due to the incompetency of the administration and financial aid staff. Numerous times upon my enrollment I had asked about residential tuition fees and what I needed to do to make sure my paperwork was through properly so I was not over charged and had everything set properly for my classes. I have been over charged, the book store has given me a used book that had rips tears and stains all in it that they charged me over $80 dollars for, they failed to get my tuition in on time so my books had to come out of pocket, Any staff member I ask for help or assistance acts as if I am the biggest nuisance to them to HAVE to actually do their job, and I have had to re address countless situations from staff who've told me numerous times "We'll make sure its taken care of don't worry!" This place is a joke for education and any knowledgeable adult trying to better their future will drive the extra time to go to KVCC or another reputable community college that actually cares about its students. This establishment is only out for your money.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 143 Bostwick Ave NE

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6162344000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: grcc.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

Online application: Go to the page

Net price calculator: Go to the page

Veterans and Military Service members tuition policies: Go to the page

Student-Right-to-Know student athlete graduation rate: Go to the page

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