GRCC Description

Residents of Grand Rapids, Michigan, can look forward to a variety of associate’s degrees, certification programs and occupational training at Grand Rapids Community College.

For students looking for something a little different in their college life, GRCC has a Department of Experiential Learning. This department offers three programs: Service Learning, Honors, and Study Away.

The Academic Service Learning program combines coursework with community outreach by finding ways to integrate community needs with learning opportunities.

The Study Away program offers local, regional, national or international options. Students can spend two weeks on the Upper Peninsula to learn about Swedish, Danish or Finish cultures, a month in Nova Scotia to learn about the Scottish traditions in Canada, or two weeks in Barcelona to study architecture.

Individuals looking to apply to GRCC should complete their online application, submit their high school transcripts and ACT scores, fill out their FAFSA in order to see if they are eligible for financial aid, and take the Accuplacer assessment test.

Accuplacer, the admissions placement test, can be bypassed if students meet ACT score standards in addition to a high school GPA of 2.0 or higher.

GRCC has an array of financial aid options to help eligible students pay for tuition.

Quick Facts about Grand Rapids Community College

Region

Midwest

Setting

Mid-size City Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Raider

Website

www.grcc.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

No

Parking Permit Required

Yes

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$5,619

Out-of-State Tuition

$8,790

Retention Rate

55%

Enrollment

15,403

Year Established

1914

GRCC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

5 star
  2 reviews
4 star
  2 reviews
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50% of students gave Grand Rapids Community College 5 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

I really like GRCC. In high school everyone said a community college would be just like going back to high school but that is not the experience I got. The campus is well kept and the people are friendly. We have a very diverse student body so I get to meet a lot of different people. The tuition is very manageable and if you are having trouble with it there is a very helpful financial aid department. I would recommend GRCC to anyone going into college.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

I like that they have more than one campus. It was nice that the orientation leaders warned us to look at what campus the classes were located at before we signed up for them.

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GRCC Students

Total Students
15,403

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
0%
Part-Time
100%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
7%
African American
14%
Caucasian
69%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
3%
Unknown and Other
6%

International Students

International
0%
Domestic
100%

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