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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    B
  5. Student Life
    B
  6. Location
    A+
Grand Rapids is a public college located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,252 undergraduate students. The Grand Rapids acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Culinary Arts and Food Service. Graduating 20% of students, Grand Rapids alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,200.
About Grand Rapids Community College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Address
143 Bostwick Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Cost

Net Price
$7,980/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,630/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
67%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.94 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.84 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.84 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,252Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
10,017
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    43%
  • Friendly
    14%
  • Nerdy
    14%
  • Outgoing
    14%
  • Stressed
    14%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
20%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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Grand Rapids Community College Reviews

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Grand Rapids Community College is very diverse! It has great food options and transportation options. Parking can take some time, or even be a little jammed, but there is more than enough space for everyone. The professors are quite nice and patient and try to make sure everything is understood. Also, GRCC is affordable and right in the middle of a diverse city with opportunities for everything.
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What I like most about Grand Rapids Community College is the professors. Although there are some that do poorly at teaching their designated classes, the majority of professors care about their students. They are professional at delivering their lectures, and they also try to make the classroom environment a comfortable and engaging place to be in. On a different note, two aspects of the college that could be changed are the campus and security. In my opinion, it is not as lively or eye-catching as other college campuses. The panhandlers and lobbyists both significantly worsen the situation. As far as safety goes, there should be higher security, since anybody in Grand Rapids can easily walk onto campus grounds with a concealed weapon and hurt a student. Overall, GRCC is considered "average" to me.
Grcc has opened my eyes so much to a college experience. Their ability to transfer students to universities is incredible! For me I have been debt free from GRCC since 2016 from financial aid as well as the Pell Grant. I recommend this school for those who want to transfer to a university but also save some money at the same time.