C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    B
  5. Student Life
    B-
  6. Location
    B
Grand Rapids Community College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Address
143 Bostwick Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Website

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$4,565/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $3,554/ year
  • $30-48k
    $4,046/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,989/ year
  • $76-110k
    $8,496/ year
  • $110k+
    $9,044/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.94 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.77 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.77 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,493Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
20%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%

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Grand Rapids Community College Reviews

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Grand Rapids Community College has fantastic professors. They offer financial assistance and are willing to help do what it takes to get students to graduation! The area location is downtown Grand Rapids which is safe, beautiful, and pleasant. The only set back being that downtown housing tends to be more expensive. Community life at any community college is hard as every student is a commuter, but GRCC does a great job sending email updates so students are aware of whats going on on campus!
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The teachers are great! Very insightful but also keep it entertaining. Benefits available: easy parking, transportation around campus during class hours, restaurants on campus, multiple great libraries. It's an overall enlightening experience and I'm glad I chose to attend.
The Good: decently cheap tuition if you live in Kent County, but ONLY if you are on 14 or less credit hours. Good to get rid of some gen eds.

The Bad:
Typical terrible eroding educational institution trying to make a huge profit out of students in whichever way they can. Teachers were very hit-or-miss (some cared about you, others virtually wanted you to bend the knee), academic choices could have been better (meaning more choices), tight quarters in a downtown campus, highway robbery with parking fees, no free parking unless you walk 3 miles one way, and of course, the typical liberal college atmosphere which instantly crushes any conservative students or their opinions, super intolerant when it comes to LBGTQQQQQQQQQQ agenda being crammed down people's throats without a genuine honest dialogue.