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Grand Rapids Community College

143 Bostwick Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI

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Grand Rapids Community College is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The school operates several campuses and houses several departments. GRCC provides its students with quality education and support, ensuring that both the student's and the school's goals are met. GRCC maintains this quality through an exceptional faculty and continual development of programs and services.  View the Campus Map and Take a virtual campus tour of the school today.

Academics

Grand Rapids Community College provides a bevy of educational opportunities to aspiring students. Working with four year institutions, GRCC works to make the transition from 2 year to 4 year institutions seamless. Through its workforce development program, the school works to provide the skills necessary for individuals to enter the workforce as skilled and educated laborers. Adult education courses provide individuals the opportunity to return o school and continuing education courses provide professionals with ability to maintain and upgrade their skill sets.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students wishing to enroll at Grand Rapids Community College must complete the online application and submit all relevant transcripts along with ACT scores. Once completed student must take a placement exam to determine which courses need to be taken. Students in need of financial aid must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once completed the office of financial aid will assist in determining which financial aid options the individual student is eligible for. Further inquiries regarding financial aid can be answered through the financial aid office.

Athletics

The Grand Rapids CC Raiders participate is a member of the NJCAA and the MCCAA (Michigan Community College Athletic Association). The school has won over 70 MCCAA titles and has one the MCCAA All Sport trophy 12 times. Additionally the raiders have won several NJCAA titles and competitions.

Sports programs:

  • Basketball
  • Baseball/Softball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,600. 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: $2,600-$3,100
    • Out-of-State: $8,300-$9,907
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $110-$130 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $340-$410 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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid72%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships57%$4,536
Receiving Student Loans36%$3,397
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Grand Rapids Community College may offer student services including:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care for children

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 this school against community colleges in Michigan.

 Grand Rapids Community CollegeKent CountyMichigan
Graduation Rate12.5%-14.7%
Transfer-out Rate25.3%-26.7%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
    • Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation (since 2008)
  • Dental Assistant Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1967)
  • Dental Hygienist Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1971)
  • Music Program
    • Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1977)
  • 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 1978)
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  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1978)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
    • Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1981)
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1972)
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Programs Offered

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 Grand Rapids 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,...)

Agriculture Operations

Architecture

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Library Science

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Natural Resources and Conservation

Personal and Culinary Services

Physical Sciences

Precision Production

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Science Technology

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Contact Information

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School Reviews

Overall Rating: 3 / 5 Stars

Based on 2 Reviews for Grand Rapids Community College

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
72%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
19:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
2

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$3,460