Gogebic Community College

Gogebic Community College

Gogebic Community College was established as Ironwood Junior College in 1932. In 1938, it became Gogebic Junior College, and was finally given its current name in 1953. GCC's campus occupies more than 250 acres of land in Ironwood, Michigan.

Gogebic Community College awards associate's degrees in arts, science, applied science, applied business, and applied technology. Students can choose from courses in allied health, business, language and fine arts, mathematics, science, social science, education, and technology. Several distance learning programs are also offered.

The athletics department of Gogebic Community College sponsors intercollegiate sports teams in basketball, volleyball, cross country, and Nordic skiing. The teams compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association.

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Gogebic Community College
E 4946 Jackson Rd
Ironwood , MI 49938

Gogebic Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine101EMT paramedic, pre-nursing, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Education and Teaching28education, mental retardation education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, business teaching, physical education teaching, science teaching, teacher aide ...
Business and Management24accounting and computer science, business, business management, accounting technology, accounting and management
Security and Law Enforcement15corrections, criminal justice and police
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy14parks and recreation management
Construction Trades9lineworker, construction trades
Medical Support and Technology8medical coding, clinical lab tech, pre-pharmacy
Beauty and Cosmetology7cosmetology
Mechanics and Repair7automobile mechanics
Therapy and Counseling6psychology, physical therapy
Media5journalism, graphic communications
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science, information technology, webmastering
Engineering Technician4construction engineering tech, drafting
Family and Social Work3child care provider, social work
Art Studies1art studies
Medical Administration1medical records tech, medical transcription
Office and Administration0administrative assistant
Medicine0pre-dentistry, pre-med, pre-veterinary
Design0design and visual communication
Science0biological and physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Funeral and Mortuary Science0funeral and mortuary
Architecture and Planning0architecture
Law0legal secretary
Liberal Arts0liberal arts and sciences, sociology
Conservation and Resource Management0natural resources courses

Number of programs and degrees for Gogebic Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree13648
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years10117

Gogebic Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Gogebic Community College had a total enrollment of 975 students (765 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 92%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 3%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 25%
20-21 21%
22-24 12%
25-29 10%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Gogebic Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %
Part-Time 46 %

Gogebic Community College Room and Board (2007)

Gogebic Community College offers campus housing for 96 of its 765 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Ironwood, Michigan for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Michigan Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Gogebic Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,643
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,449
Room and board $ 3,680
Room charge $ 3,680
Books and supplies $ 950
Other expenses $ 700

Financial Aid:
Gogebic Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 226400)

Gogebic Community College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1319

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year13$55,14819$51,988
All faculty totalacademic year13$55,14819$51,988

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Gogebic Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):


Gogebic Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Business/Management
Accounting and Computer Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, Other

Design and Visual Communications, General

Education And Teaching
Business Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Social Work

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Graphic Communications, General

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Pre-Pharmacy Studies

Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Pre-Nursing Studies

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Biological and Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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Gogebic Community College Highlights

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What Sets Gogebic Community College Apart:

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% of degrees in education and teaching
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% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Remedial classes for students
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