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 Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids Community College - Grand Rapids, MI

143 Bostwick Ave NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503-3295

General information:(616)234-4722
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:No
Student population:17,575( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:23 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Single Campus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $2,308 $2,372 $2,516 -6%
Out-of-state $6,712 $7,256 $7,748 -6%
Books and supplies $1,524 $1,566 $1,613 -3%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $3,732 $3,834 $3,949 -3%
Other $1,346 $1,382 $1,500 -9%
Off Campus with Family
Other $1,346 $1,382 $1,500 -8%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $3,832 $3,938 $4,129 -25%
Off Campus $8,910 $9,154 $9,578 0%
Off Campus with Family $5,178 $5,320 $5,629 0%
On Campus $8,236 $8,822 $9,361 -11%
Off Campus $13,314 $14,038 $14,810 0%
Off Campus with Family $9,582 $10,204 $10,861 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,028
In-state fees $224
Out-of-state tuition $7,524
Out-of-state fees $224
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,703 73% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,405 60% $5,900,269 $4,199
Federal grants 1,246 54% $5,333,340 $4,280
Pell grants 1,246 54% $5,173,636 $4,152
Other federal grants 309 13% $159,704 $517
State/local government grant or scholarships 203 9% $369,545 $1,820
Institutional grants or scholarships 152 7% $197,384 $1,299
Student loan aid 1,037 45% $4,438,874 $4,280
Federal student loans 1,033 44% $4,376,903 $4,237
Other student loans 10 0% $61,971 $6,197
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 8,657 48% $32,752,287 $3,783
Pell grants 8,611 48% $29,413,702 $3,416
Federal student loans 7,156 40% $33,955,110 $4,745


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $4,122 $3,200 $2,981
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $2,356 $2,009 $2,178
$30,001 - $48,000 $3,268 $3,088 $3,019
$48,001 - $75,000 $5,235 $5,744 $5,392
$75,001 - $110,000 $6,290 $7,288 $7,201
$110,001 and more $6,507 $7,421 $7,206

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 17,575
Undergraduate enrollment 17,575
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,240
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 40 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NJCAA Division IIMenWomen
Baseball 31-
Basketball 108
Football 85-
Golf 7-
Softball -15
Tennis 118
Volleyball -12


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1997 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/2000 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1917 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

05/26/1967 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

05/14/1971 Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree or certificate

01/01/1981 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

05/01/1973 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

07/01/2008 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1977 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1978 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs

06/01/1978 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations02 1
Liquor law violations001
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 110
Aggravated assault 100
Burglary 010
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate21.9%
Number in default565
Number in repayment2,579

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00226700

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Landscaping and Groundskeeping1-
Category total1-
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architectural Technology/Technician13-
Category total17-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General13-
Category total13-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping32-
Business Administration and Management, General94-
Business/Commerce, General83-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-2
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary19-
Fashion Merchandising6-
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General71
Category total2413
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Recording Arts Technology/Technician5-
Category total5-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric2-
Category total5-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming, Specific Applications5-
Computer Programming/Programmer, General8-
Computer Support Specialist134
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other-2
Computer and Information Sciences, General10-
Network and System Administration/Administrator25-
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design31
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster21
Category total668
Education Colleges
Elementary Education and Teaching48-
Music Teacher Education6-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching5-
Secondary Education and Teaching25-
Teacher Assistant/Aide2-
Category total86-
Engineering Colleges
Engineering, General19-
Category total19-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician14-
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other5-
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician-9
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD164
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician6-
Quality Control Technology/Technician43
Category total4516
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General14-
Category total14-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Adult Development and Aging-7
Child Care and Support Services Management35-
Category total357
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General8-
Category total8-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist3-
Dental Assisting/Assistant1210
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist31-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-50
Occupational Therapist Assistant18-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist3-
Physical Therapy/Therapist13-
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies11-
Pre-Pharmacy Studies5-
Pre-Veterinary Studies3-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer28-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse94-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-10
Category total22170
History Colleges
History, General7-
Category total7-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration35-
Criminal Justice/Police Science37-
Juvenile Corrections25-
Category total111-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Pre-Law Studies4-
Category total4-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies636-
Category total636-
Library Science Colleges
Library and Information Science1-
Category total1-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General7-
Category total7-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician164
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General-3
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/1929
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology103
Category total4539
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science2-
Forestry, General1-
Natural Resources/Conservation, General1-
Category total4-
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef-13
Culinary Arts/Chef Training43-
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General1-
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager19-
Category total6313
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General2-
Geology/Earth Science, General1-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical1-
Category total4-
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant42
Welding Technology/Welder95
Category total137
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General42-
Category total42-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work38-
Category total38-
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Chemical Technology/Technician-1
Category total-1
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General9-
Category total17-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General23-
Commercial and Advertising Art4-
Design and Applied Arts, Other2-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General4-
Fine/Studio Arts, General3-
Interior Design9-
Music Management2-
Music Performance, General1-
Music, General0-
Voice and Opera2-
Category total68-
Grand total1836164