Gulf Coast Community College

Gulf Coast Community College

Gulf Coast Community College is a community college located in Panama City, Florida, United States. It is a co-educational institution and offers associates degrees to its students. Gulf Coast Community College was the first public two-year institution to open after the Florida Legislature established a statewide network of community colleges in 1957. It is one of 28 public community colleges in the state, all located within commuting distance of over 95% of Florida's population.

GCCC's athletic department fields men's and women's sports teams in various sports like basketball, baseball, soccer and volleyball. They are nicknamed the Commodores. Some of the notable alumni of the college are Michael Papajohn, American actor; Tony Dawson, former NBA Basketball player; and Frank Menechino, former Major League Baseball infielder for the Oakland Athletics.

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Gulf Coast Community College
5230 West Highway 98
Panama City , FL 32401
General Phone: (850) 769-1551

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Gulf Coast Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts584liberal arts and sciences
Security and Law Enforcement305corrections, criminal justice and administration, forensic science, criminal justice and police, fire protection tech, fire-fighting
Nursing and Emergency Medicine135EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology82dental assistant, dental hygienist, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, mental health services tech
Family and Social Work26child care provider
Engineering Technician24civil engineering tech, electronics tech, electromechanical instrument tech, construction engineering tech, computer systems tech, drafting
Therapy and Counseling12physical therapist assistant
Business and Management9business management, accounting technology, accounting and related services, MIS, management information systems
Cooking and Culinary Arts8restaurant and catering management
Photography and Commercial Art5cinematography
Computer Science and Engineering4computer applications programming
Law4legal assistant
Office and Administration2executive secretary
Hospitality0hospitality management
Construction Trades0electrician, plumbing
Education and Teaching0teacher education
Media0radio and TV tech
Transportation0truck and bus driver

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree78531
Award of less than 1 academic year33410
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years818
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years01

Gulf Coast Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Gulf Coast Community College had a total enrollment of 5,758 students (4,409 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 11%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 25%
20-21 19%
22-24 15%
25-29 14%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Gulf Coast Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 66 %
Part-Time 48 %

Gulf Coast Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Gulf Coast Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,071
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,418
Books and supplies $ 1,035

Financial Aid:
Gulf Coast Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 149000)

Gulf Coast Community College Faculty

Gulf Coast Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1618
Non-tenured and not on tenure track821

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year2*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*5$84,919
Instructorcalendar year1*1*
No academic rankcalendar year8$64,20017$61,706
All faculty totalcalendar year13$67,20424$66,173

*: 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 year5$73,5394$64,252
Associate professoracademic year10$53,9898$49,292
Assistant professoracademic year14$43,12428$45,837
Instructoracademic year5$37,1554$41,247
All faculty totalacademic year34$49,91444$47,722

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

Gulf Coast Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports44145

Gulf Coast Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications

Construction Trades
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Education And Teaching
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Instrumentation/Maintenance Techs, Other

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

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

Office And Administration
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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What Sets Gulf Coast Community College Apart:

% of degrees in security and law enforcement
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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 10%Gulf Coast Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 12%Gulf Coast Community College % of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 13%Gulf Coast Community College Number of students
Number of degree programs
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Top 18%Gulf Coast Community College Number of degree programs

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
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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