Grand Rapids Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,028

9.07% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$7,980

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

15.9%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

14,269

29.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

14.3%

238 Graduates

About

Grand Rapids Community College is a higher education institution located in Kent County, MI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Grand Rapids Community College were .

In 2017, 1,876 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Grand Rapids Community College. 55% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,416 degrees), 9.44 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (150 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Grand Rapids Community College is $3,028, which is $-4,386 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Grand Rapids Community College is $3,028, which is $-4,386 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,980.

In 2017, 36% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 26% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,028

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Grand Rapids Community College was $3,028. The cost of tuition at Grand Rapids Community College is $-4,386 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$7,980

2017 Value

75.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Grand Rapids Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,980. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Grand Rapids Community College grew by 75.3%.

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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.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,804

Room and Board

$1,016

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Grand Rapids Community College was of $6,804 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,016. The cost of room and board increased by 62.2% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 16.9% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

36%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

26%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

36% of undergraduate students at Grand Rapids Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 5.26% with respect to 2016, when 38% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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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.

15.9%

2016 Default Rate

676

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Grand Rapids Community College was 15.9%, which represents 676 out of the 4253 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.

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Enrollment

Grand Rapids Community College has a total enrollment of 14,269 students. The full-time enrollment at Grand Rapids Community College is 4,252 students and the part-time enrollment is 10,017. This means that 29.8% 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 66.5% White, 13.7% Hispanic or Latino, 8.93% Black or African American, 4.13% Asian, 3.14% Two or More Races, 0.42% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0561% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Grand Rapids Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (34.5%), followed by White Female (33%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.22%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

29.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Grand Rapids Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,269 students. The full-time enrollment at Grand Rapids Community College is 4,252 and the part-time enrollment is 10,017. This means that 29.8% of students enrolled at Grand Rapids Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%

2017 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 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Grand Rapids Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    9,495

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,952

  3. Black or African American

    1,274

The enrolled student population at Grand Rapids Community College is 66.5% White, 13.7% Hispanic or Latino, 8.93% Black or African American, 4.13% Asian, 3.14% Two or More Races, 0.42% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0561% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 395 students (2.77%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 186 more women than men received degrees from Grand Rapids Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Grand Rapids Community College are white (1,416 degrees awarded). There were 9.44 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (150 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Grand Rapids Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 Liberal Arts & Humanities (878 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (98 degrees), and Precision Production (58 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Grand Rapids Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (115,974 people), Other managers (58,985 people), Education administrators (25,058 people), Software developers (24,619 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (21,436 people).

The most specialized majors at Grand Rapids Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (878 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (98 degrees), Precision Production (58 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (128 degrees), and Human Sciences (48 degrees).

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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 Physicians, Surgeons, Marketing managers, Information security analysts, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Grand Rapids Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (878 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (98 degrees), Precision Production (58 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (128 degrees), and Human Sciences (48 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Grand Rapids Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (188,371 people), Computer Systems Design (58,866 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (50,609 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (46,754 people), and Construction (41,632 people).

The most specialized majors at Grand Rapids Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (878 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (98 degrees), Precision Production (58 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (128 degrees), and Human Sciences (48 degrees).

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Degrees

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

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Grand Rapids Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 845

  2. 1,031

In 2017, 845 degrees were awarded to men at Grand Rapids Community College, which is 0.82 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,031).

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

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 357 degrees were awarded to men at Grand Rapids Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.685 times less than the 521 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 521 degrees were awarded to women at Grand Rapids Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.46 times more than the 357 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%

100% Completion Time

15%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 7% 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, 15% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 21% within 200%.

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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.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (21.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Grand Rapids Community College is Female and White (21.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.1% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,416 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    150 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    126 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Grand Rapids Community College is white (1,416 degrees awarded). There were 9.44 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (150 degrees).

4.48% of degree recipients (84 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    769 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    647 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    88 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Grand Rapids Community College is white female (769 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (647 degrees).

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Operations

Grand Rapids Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $27.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $446k (1.65%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Grand Rapids Community College had a total salary expenditure of $130M. Grand Rapids Community College employs 100 Professors, 69 Assistant professors, and 33 Associate professors. Most academics at Grand Rapids Community College are Male Professors (56), Female Professors(44), and Female Assistant professors (37).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grand Rapids Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 99 employees, Management, with 71 employees, and Service with 70 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$27.1M

2017 Endowment

16.8%

decline from 2016

Grand Rapids Community College has an endowment valued at about $27.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Grand Rapids Community College declined 16.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23.4M 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.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $4.37M - Federal

  2. $1.4M - State

  3. $276k - Local

As of 2017, Grand Rapids Community College received $4.37M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.4M from state grants and contracts, and $276k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$55.9M

2017 Salaries

0.813%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Grand Rapids Community College paid a median of $55.9M in salaries, which represents 43.1% of their overall expenditure ($130M) and a 0.813% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.65% decline from 2015 and a 3.41% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17.7M

Instructional Salaries

222

Number of Employees

In 2017, Grand Rapids Community College paid a total of $17.7M to 222 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $7.66M (28%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

100 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

99 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Grand Rapids Community College were Professor with 100 employees; Assistant professor with 69 employees; and Assistant professor with 33 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grand Rapids Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 99 employees; Management with 71 employees; and Service with 70 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Grand Rapids Community College was Male Professor with 56 employees, Female Professor with 44 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 37 employees.

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

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