Grand Rapids Community College

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School Overview

Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, is a community college offering Associate’s degrees, occupational training, certification programs, and other learning opportunities for the community.

GRCC also has the Lakeshore campus located in Holland. This campus is made up of six different locations. Classes offered the Lakeshore campus are taught at the Grand Valley State University’s Meijer Campus, the West Ottawa high school north building, the Midtown Center, the Carerline Technical Center, the Winding Creek Golf Course, or the Patrick A. Thompson M-TEC.

GRCC’s eleven-block downtown campus includes a learning center, a library, several classroom buildings, the Applied Technology Center, Spectrum Theater, a field house with a natatorium, a remodeled music building, Botswick Commons, a student center (including the Diversity Learning Center), and the state-of-the-art Calkins Science Center. In order to serve the Eastown neighborhoods and the East Hills neighborhoods (as well as the greater Grand Rapids Community) an off-campus “Learning Center” was added.

General Information

Admission Office

143 Bostwick Avenue NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295

(616) 234-7623

Fax: (616) 234-4107

Contact: Diane Patrick

Director of Admissions
Main Address

143 Bostwick Avenue NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295

(616) 234-4000

Total undergrads: 15,403

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,542

Degree-seeking undergrads: 14,392


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20
Admissions Policies/Requirements

Occupational health program applicants must be high school graduates, have GPAs and completed specific classes with a 2.0 grade or better.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Landscaping A

Architecture & Related Programs

Architectural Technology A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Commercial/Advertising Art A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Fine/Studio Arts A
Interior Design A
Music – General A
Music – General Performance A
Music – Piano/Organ A
Music – Voice/Opera A
Music Management/Merchandising A
Music recording technology A
Photography A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting Technology A
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A
Executive Assistant A
Fashion Merchandising A
Office Clerical Services C
Sales and Distribution A

Communications & Journalism

Journalism A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A,C
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Networking/LAN/WAN Management A
Web/Multimedia Design A,C
Web/Multimedia Management A


Art Teacher Education A
Business Teacher Education A
Chemistry Teacher Education A
Elementary Education A
English Teacher Education A
Mathematics Education A
Music Teacher Education A
Physical Education A
Science Teacher Education A
Teacher Assistance A
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels A
Technology/Industrial Arts Education A


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Drafting A
Automotive Engineering Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Engineering Technology – General A
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration A
Mechanical Drafting A
Plastics A,C
Quality Control A,C
Water Quality/Treatment A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A
Speech/Rhetorical Studies A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Adult Development/Aging A
Child Care Management A
Child Development A

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science A
Dental Assistance A,C
Dental Hygiene A
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical A,C
Occupational Therapy Assistance A
Pre-optometry A
Predentistry A
Premedicine A
Prepharmacy A
Preveterinary Medicine A
Surgical Technology A

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Library Science

Library Science A


Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair C

Natural Resources & Conservation

Fishing/Fisheries A
Forestry – General A
Natural Resources Management/Policy A
Wildlife/Wilderness Management A

Personal & Culinary Services

Baking/Pastry Arts C
Culinary Arts/Chef Training A
Funeral Services/Mortuary Science A
Restaurant/Catering Management A

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A
Geology A
Oceanography A
Physics A

Precision Production Trades

Machine Shop Technology A,C
Precision Production Trades – General A
Welding Technology A,C


Psychology – General A

Public Administration & Services

Social Work A

Science Technologies

Chemical Technology A

Security & Protective Services

Corrections A
Fire Science/Firefighting A
Law Enforcement Administration A
Police Science A

Social Sciences

Economics A
Political Science/Government A
Sociology A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Grand Rapids Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(616) 234-4000
Type of School:2-year, Public
Address:143 Bostwick Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:14,464
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:10,656 (74% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$7,599
Out-of-state Tuition:$11,049
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:67%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$4,670

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Grand Rapids Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Grand Rapids Community College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences2
Architecture and Related Services2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services27
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services22
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services58
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields89
English Language and Literature/Letters2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs512
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service14
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2
Library Science1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians43
Natural Resources and Conservation3
Personal and Culinary Services33
Physical Sciences4
Precision Production33
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Science Technologies/Technicians11
Social Sciences3
Visual and Performing Arts13
Grand total3699

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Grand Rapids Community College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Grand total1

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Grand Rapids Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,016

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid94867%
Grant or scholarship aid75554%$4,670
Student loan aid41930%$3,655

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid5,61338%$3,545
Federal student loans4,10828%$3,917

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Grand Rapids Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Grand Rapids Community College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Grand Rapids Community College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment14,464
Undergraduate enrollment14,464
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Grand Rapids Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
  • 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
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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