C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Experience
    C+
  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
$4,272/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $3,412/ year
  • $30-48k
    $4,010/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,461/ year
  • $76-110k
    $8,163/ year
  • $110k+
    $8,486/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
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
5,021Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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After Grand Rapids Community College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
17%
National
47%
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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Instead of going to a university, save money by going to a community college. I saved over five thousand dollars. Just like other universities, join clubs, organizations and get involved on campus. There are opportunities to work on campus and off-campus. There is a wide range of students from high school juniors taking dual enrollment to energetic and optimistic senior citizens depending on your class schedule. The downside would be parking is scarce, and can get expensive. If you schedule your classes after five or six in the evening, it's free. If you're looking for a fresh start and are undecided, go here, and you'll definitely get the help you need.
My overall experience with Grand Rapids Community College was a good one. I attended right after high school before going to GVSU. I decided to save some money and finish all my gen eds before transferring since I still did not have an exact career in mind other than wanting to work in the health care field. The cons were having to pay for parking, horrible advisors, and that their main building was very outdated. I remember taking chemistry with a professor who had a thick accent which made it difficult to understand. The science building was my favorite building and was where I spent most of my time taking classes there. I do wish they would have more programs available because it was cheaper and closer to home.