Grand Rapids Community College Overview
Grand Rapids Community College is a public institution situated in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Grand Rapids Community College Known For?
- The highest award offered at Grand Rapids Community College is the associate's degree.
- For the 2019-2020 academic year, 35% of the faculty were full-time.
Grand Rapids Community College Rankings
Out of the 51 colleges in Michigan, Grand Rapids Community College is ranked at #11.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Grand Rapids Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Grand Rapids Community College.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Grand Rapids Community College has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Grand Rapids Community College?
Contact details for Grand Rapids Community College are given below.
|Address:||143 Bostwick Ave Ne, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295|
How Do I Get Into Grand Rapids Community College?
You can apply to Grand Rapids Community College online at: https://www.grcc.edu/students/admissions-enrollment/apply-grcc
Can I Afford Grand Rapids Community College?
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Grand Rapids Community College, approximately 25% of students took out student loans averaging $3,976 a year. That adds up to $15,904 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Grand Rapids Community College is 9.1%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.
Grand Rapids Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 3,625 full-time undergraduates at Grand Rapids Community College, 46% are male and 54% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Grand Rapids Community College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||286|
|Hispanic or Latino||410|
Over 32 countries are represented at Grand Rapids Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Vietnam, and Saudi Arabia.
Online Learning at Grand Rapids Community College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Grand Rapids Community College has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 16th most popular in Michigan for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Growth Rankings of Grand Rapids Community College
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Grand Rapids Community College was 155.2%. This is the #329 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Grand Rapids Community College regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Grand Rapids Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Computer & Information Sciences||4%|
|Computer Software & Applications||6%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Grand Rapids Community College ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Grand Rapids Community College.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Business Support & Assistant Services||#7|
|Computer Software & Applications||#10|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#90|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#94|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#94|
|Business Administration & Management||#178|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#259|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Grand Rapids Community College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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