Glen Oaks Community College, located in Centreville, Michigan, was founded in 1965 and serves the residents of Saint Joseph County. The school's land was donated by Nora Hagen, who was among the last surviving members of her family. The land was once a in the familial farm, though the years had resulted in the death of her parents, sister and her brother in law and left her alone with the property. The school provides activities outside of the classroom, such as clubs, organizations and athletics in order to meet the interests and needs of its students.
Glen Oaks Community College offers a number of programs that provide students with academic transfer opportunities or assist in the development of skills useful in career building through technical programs. Students pursuing academic transfer will take on a curriculum that fulfills the first two years of a four year education. Upon completion, students will choose a school or schools they wish to transfer to and begin the application process, and upon admission complete the final two years and earn their bachelor's degree. Students pursuing career or technical training will receive an education in the chosen industry or field that allows for a long term career and entry into the workforce as a qualified professional. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a degree or certificate upon completion.
Admissions and Financial Aid
Glen Oaks Community College is an open enrollment institution, and as such it allows any individual to enroll if they meet the minimum requirements, complete an application, pay all fees and supply previous transcripts. Students may also be asked to take a placement exam prior to registration and are encouraged to participate in new student orientation and meet with a counselor prior to their first semester. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and awarded based on need as determined through the information provided on a student's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,000. 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: $2,500-$3,000
- Out-of-State: $4,800-$5,760
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $100-$120 per unit
- Out-of-State: $200-$240 per 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||88%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||83%||$4,845|
|Receiving Student Loans||20%||$3,193|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Glen Oaks Community College may offer services to students like those listed below:
- Online course work available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares GOCC against community colleges in Michigan.
|GOCC||St. Joseph County||Michigan|
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 Glen Oaks 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,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Glen Oaks Community College.
- Kalamazoo Valley Community College in Kalamazoo, MI (25 miles away)
- Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac, MI (30 miles away)
- Montcalm Community College in Sidney, MI (96 miles away)
- Monroe County Community College in Monroe, MI (105 miles away)
- City Colleges of Chicago - Olive - Harvey College in Chicago, IL (108 miles away)