Grand Rapids Community College

Add Comparison
2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,540
0.855% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$9,059
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.8%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
11,803
28.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
18.5%
285 Graduates

About

Grand Rapids Community College is a higher education institution located in Kent County, MI. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Grand Rapids Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (442 degrees awarded), General Studies (219 degrees), and Registered Nursing (91 degrees).

In 2022, 1,523 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Grand Rapids Community College. 57.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,051 degrees), 5.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (181 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Grand Rapids Community College is $3,540, which is $−4,572 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Grand Rapids Community College is $3,540, which is $−4,572 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,059.

In 2022, 68% of undergraduate students attending Grand Rapids Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 15% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,540
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Grand Rapids Community College was $3,540. The cost of tuition at Grand Rapids Community College is $−4,572 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

This chart compares the tuition costs of Grand Rapids Community College (in red) with those of other similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price

$9,059
2022 Value
1.19%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Grand Rapids Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,059. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Grand Rapids Community College grew by 1.19%.

This chart compares the average net price of Grand Rapids Community College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Other Student Expenses

$8,575
Room and Board
$773
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Grand Rapids Community College was of $8,575 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 10.8% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $773. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.04% during the same period.

This chart compares the average student costs at Grand Rapids Community College (in red) with that of similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
15%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

68% of undergraduate students at Grand Rapids Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 70% with respect to 2021, when 40% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Grand Rapids Community College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.8%
2019 Default Rate
80
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Grand Rapids Community College was 2.8%, which represents 80 out of the 2860 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

View Data
Save Image

Enrollment

Grand Rapids Community College had a total enrollment of 11,803 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Grand Rapids Community College is 3,360 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,443. This means that 28.5% of students enrolled at Grand Rapids Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Grand Rapids Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, 9.39% Black or African American, 3.89% Asian, 3.54% Two or More Races, 0.593% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0763% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Grand Rapids Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.2%), followed by White Male (31%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.75%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

28.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Grand Rapids Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,803 students. The full-time enrollment at Grand Rapids Community College is 3,360 and the part-time enrollment is 8,443. This means that 28.5% of students enrolled at Grand Rapids Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

This chart shows the full-time vs part-time enrollment status at Grand Rapids Community College (in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Retention Rate over Time

56%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Grand Rapids Community College was 56%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Grand Rapids Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

This chart shows the retention rate over time at Grand Rapids Community College (highlighted in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    7,086 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,038 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    1,108 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Grand Rapids Community College is 60% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, 9.39% Black or African American, 3.89% Asian, 3.54% Two or More Races, 0.593% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0763% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 580 students (4.91%) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Graduates

In 2022, 231 more women than men received degrees from Grand Rapids Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Grand Rapids Community College is white (1,051 degrees awarded). There were 5.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (181 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Grand Rapids Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (442 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (219 degrees) and Registered Nursing (91 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Grand Rapids Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (112 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (661 degrees), and Protective Services (114 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Grand Rapids Community College are Police officers (134,163 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (114,842 people), Other managers (102,111 people), Software developers (42,628 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (42,347 people).

The most specialized majors at Grand Rapids Community College in 2022 are Engineering Technologies (112 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (661 degrees), Protective Services (114 degrees), Human Sciences (31 degrees), and Precision Production (31 degrees) (as of 2022).

View Data
Save Image

Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Grand Rapids Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Skincare specialists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Grand Rapids Community College are Engineering Technologies (112 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (661 degrees), Protective Services (114 degrees), Human Sciences (31 degrees), and Precision Production (31 degrees) (as of 2022).

View Data
Save Image

Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Grand Rapids Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (322,067 people), Elementary & secondary schools (245,538 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (82,323 people), Computer Systems Design (81,424 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (75,996 people).

The most specialized majors at Grand Rapids Community College are Engineering Technologies (112 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (661 degrees), Protective Services (114 degrees), Human Sciences (31 degrees), and Precision Production (31 degrees) (as of 2022).

View Data
Save Image

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Grand Rapids Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 442 degrees awarded
  2. 219 degrees awarded
  3. 91 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Grand Rapids Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 442 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from associates degree programs at Grand Rapids Community College according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

646
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
877
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 646 degrees were awarded to men at Grand Rapids Community College, which is 0.737 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (877).

This chart displays the sex disparity between the top 5 majors at Grand Rapids Community College by degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 155 degrees were awarded to men at Grand Rapids Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.54 times less than the 287 female recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 287 degrees were awarded to men at Grand Rapids Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.85 times more than the 155 male recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Time to Complete

12%
100% Completion Time
20%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 12% of students graduating from Grand Rapids Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 20% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 23% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (27.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Grand Rapids Community College is Male and Black or African American (27.6% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,051 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    181 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    113 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Grand Rapids Community College is white (1,051 degrees awarded). There were 5.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (181 degrees).

5.71% of degree recipients (87 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    597 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    454 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    103 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Grand Rapids Community College is white female (597 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (454 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Operations

Grand Rapids Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $14.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 449k (3.01%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Grand Rapids Community College had a total salary expenditure of 127M. Grand Rapids Community College employs 90 Professors, 74 Assistant professors and 38 Associate professors. Most academics at Grand Rapids Community College are Male Professor (45), Female Professor (45), and Female Assistant professor (41).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grand Rapids Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 94 employees, Service, with 77 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 69 employees.

Endowment

$14.9M
2022 Endowment
21.5%
decline from 2021

Grand Rapids Community College has an endowment valued at about $14.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Grand Rapids Community College declined 21.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.73M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Grand Rapids Community College (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Salary Expenditure

$57.3M
2022 Salaries
0.882%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Grand Rapids Community College paid a median of $57.3M in salaries, which represents 45% of their overall expenditure ($127M) and a 0.882% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructional Salaries

$19.3M
Instructional Salaries
219
Number of Employees

In 2022, Grand Rapids Community College paid a total of $19.3M to 219 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
90 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
94 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Grand Rapids Community College were Professor with 90 employees, Assistant professor with 74 employees, and Associate professor with 38 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grand Rapids Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 94 employees, Service with 77 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 69 employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Grand Rapids Community College was Male Professor with 45 employees, Female Professor with 45 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 41 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Grand Rapids Community College.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart