Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids Community College is situated in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The university offers several learning opportunities, occupational training and Associates degree programs to the students.

GRCC has more than 10,000 undergraduates enrolled in nearly 1,500 occupational and liberal arts courses. The university currently has more than 300 part-time and 200 full-time members and staff.

GRCC's sports teams are nicknamed The Raiders. The teams participate in women's volleyball, tennis, softball and basketball and men's tennis, golf, football, basketball and baseball.

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Grand Rapids Community College
143 Bostwick Ave NE
Grand Rapids , MI 49503-3295
General Phone: (616) 234-4000

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Grand Rapids Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts521foreign language and literature, English, liberal arts and sciences, library science, economics, political science, history
Business and Management222business, business management, accounting technology, sales and marketing, fashion merchandising
Nursing and Emergency Medicine131registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Engineering Technician109engineering technology, electronics tech, HVAC tech, plastics engineering tech, quality control tech, automotive tech, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting, engineering technician ...
Security and Law Enforcement100corrections, criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police
Cooking and Culinary Arts88pastry, chef training, restaurant and catering management
Medical Support and Technology85dental assistant, dental hygienist, radiation therapist, clinical lab tech, pre-pharmacy
Education and Teaching83elementary school teaching, teacher ed, art education, English teaching, industrial arts teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, teacher education and development, teacher aide ...
Family and Social Work57adult development and aging, child care management, social work
Computer Science and Engineering49computer and info science, computer programming, computer applications programming, network management, webmastering, computer support
Mechanics and Repair44mechanics and repairers, electrical maintenance and repair, HVAC, industrial mechanics, automobile mechanics
Therapy and Counseling31psychology, physical therapy
Production Trades19machine shop assistant, welding
Office and Administration19executive secretary
Art Studies17art studies
Photography and Commercial Art17commercial art, photography
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy16occupational therapist assistant, occupational therapy
Medicine12pre-dentistry, pre-med, pre-veterinary
Science9biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Design9interior design
Music7music performance, piano, various music studies
Conservation and Resource Management4conservation, forestry
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Fine Arts4fine arts
Medical Administration2medical office management
Science and Laboratory Technician1chemical tech
Landscaping and Horticulture1landscaping
Funeral and Mortuary Science1funeral and mortuary
Architecture and Planning1architecture

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1,53482
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years16117

Grand Rapids Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Grand Rapids Community College had a total enrollment of 15,212 students (10,546 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 11%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 31%
20-21 21%
22-24 16%
25-29 12%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Grand Rapids Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 38 %

Grand Rapids Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Grand Rapids, 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.

Grand Rapids Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,252
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,172
Books and supplies $ 1,700

Financial Aid:
Grand Rapids Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 226700)

Grand Rapids Community College Faculty

Grand Rapids Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year9$95,91119$76,356
Associate professorcalendar year2*7$59,455
Assistant professorcalendar year4$64,64011$59,401
All faculty totalcalendar year15$87,83237$68,118

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year68$93,27748$88,546
Associate professoracademic year21$76,18422$76,040
Assistant professoracademic year16$55,43419$58,177
All faculty totalacademic year105$84,09289$78,971

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

Grand Rapids Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports92029

Grand Rapids Community College Degree Programs (2007)

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

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Fashion Merchandising
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Conservation And Resource Management
Forestry, General
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Engineering Technology, General
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician
Quality Control Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging
Child Care and Support Services Management
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Science/Librarianship
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology, Other
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
Mechanics and Repairers, General


Medical Administration
Medical Office Management/Administration

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Pre-Pharmacy Studies

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

Music Performance, General
Music, Other
Piano and Organ

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Office And Administration
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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% of degrees in education and teaching
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% of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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