In 1919, Garden City Community College opened its doors to meet the post-secondary needs of its local community. Nearly a hundred years later, it still stands as a bastion of higher learning on the Kansas landscape. A member of the Kansas Jayhawks Community College Conference, GCCC offers a variety of “Broncbuster” and “Lady Broncbuster” sports programs.
Garden City is known for its accredited nursing program. The school also offers associate degrees according to academic divisions and course certification in various disciplines, including business, cosmetology, and criminal justice. And the school’s continuing education program has adult education classes and community education.
With residence halls and a notable athletics division, GCCC outshines many other public community colleges. Students who live on campus are able to enjoy a total college experience without traveling far from home or paying “the big bucks” the same experience would cost at a larger institution. With its proven record, prestigious athletics, and very affordable tuition, Garden city is a great place to start your post-secondary education!
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,300. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $1,800-$2,200
- Out-of-State: $2,400-$2,918
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $57-$68 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $76-$91 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||96%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||89%||$4,285|
|Receiving Student Loans||35%||$3,811|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Garden City Community College may offer student services including:
- Online classes
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for Garden City Community College compared to community colleges in Kansas, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
|Garden City Community College||Finney County||Kansas|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1982)
- Find all the other nursing programs in Kansas
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Garden City Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Garden City Community College.
- Dodge City Community College in Dodge City, KS (46 miles away)
- Seward County Community College and Area Technical School in Liberal, KS (63 miles away)
- Lamar Community College in Lamar, CO (97 miles away)
- Pratt Community College in Pratt, KS (118 miles away)
- Barton Community College in Great Bend, KS (119 miles away)