Grand Rapids Community College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,330

28.5% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$4,551

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

15.9%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

14,464

29.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

15.3%

290 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 2016, 1,888 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Grand Rapids Community College. 54.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,422 degrees), 9.61 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (148 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Grand Rapids Community College is $3,330, which is $-3,990 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Grand Rapids Community College is $3,330, which is $-3,990 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,551.

In 2016, 38% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 28% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,330

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Grand Rapids Community College was $3,330. The cost of tuition at Grand Rapids Community College is $-3,990 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$4,551

2016 Value

0.307%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Grand Rapids Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,551. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Grand Rapids Community College grew by 0.307%.

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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

$4,194

Room and Board

$1,222

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Grand Rapids Community College was of $4,194 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,222. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

38%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

28%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

38% of undergraduate students at Grand Rapids Community College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 11.6% with respect to 2015, when 43% 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%

2015 Default Rate

765

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Grand Rapids Community College was 15.9%, which represents 765 out of the 4820 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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Admissions

Grand Rapids Community College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 14,464 students enrolled at Grand Rapids Community College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Grand Rapids Community College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Grand Rapids Community College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Grand Rapids Community College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Grand Rapids Community College has a total enrollment of 14,464 students. The full-time enrollment at Grand Rapids Community College is 4,321 students and the part-time enrollment is 10,143. This means that 29.9% 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 67.9% White, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino, 8.67% Black or African American, 4.26% Asian, 2.7% Two or More Races, 0.525% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0622% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Grand Rapids Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (35.2%), followed by White Female (33.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (5.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

29.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Grand Rapids Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,464 students. The full-time enrollment at Grand Rapids Community College is 4,321 and the part-time enrollment is 10,143. This means that 29.9% of students enrolled at Grand Rapids Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%

2016 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 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), 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

    9,822

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,812

  3. Black or African American

    1,254

The enrolled student population at Grand Rapids Community College is 67.9% White, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino, 8.67% Black or African American, 4.26% Asian, 2.7% Two or More Races, 0.525% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0622% 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 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 427 students (2.95%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 174 more women than men received degrees from Grand Rapids Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Grand Rapids Community College are white (1,422 degrees awarded). There were 9.61 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (148 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 (964 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (117 degrees), and Precision Production (47 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 (108,189 people), Miscellaneous managers (72,836 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (31,616 people), Education administrators (22,490 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (22,410 people).

The most specialized majors at Grand Rapids Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (964 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (117 degrees), Precision Production (47 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (86 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (61 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Grand Rapids Community College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, Chief executives & legislators, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Grand Rapids Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (964 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (117 degrees), Precision Production (47 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (86 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (61 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 (173,651 people), Computer Systems Design (60,284 people), Hospitals (51,646 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (51,225 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (37,056 people).

The most specialized majors at Grand Rapids Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (964 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (117 degrees), Precision Production (47 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (86 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (61 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 N/A, 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. 857

  2. 1,031

In 2016, 857 degrees were awarded to men at Grand Rapids Community College, which is 0.831 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,031).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 408 degrees were awarded to men at Grand Rapids Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.734 times less than the 556 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 556 degrees were awarded to women at Grand Rapids Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.36 times more than the 408 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

6%

100% Completion Time

15%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 6% 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 20% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (25%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Grand Rapids Community College is Female and Asian (25% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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.

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, 5.52% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,422 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    148 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    140 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Grand Rapids Community College is white (1,422 degrees awarded). There were 9.61 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (148 degrees).

5.35% of degree recipients (101 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    764 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    658 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    92 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Grand Rapids Community College is white female (764 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (658 degrees).

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Operations

Grand Rapids Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $32.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $234k (0.709%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Grand Rapids Community College had a total expenditure of $137M. Of that $137M, they spent $58.5M on salaries and $137M on benefits.

Grand Rapids Community College employs 97 Professors, 74 Assistant professors, and 33 Associate professors. Most academics at Grand Rapids Community College are Male Professors (55), Female Professors(42), and Female Assistant professors (39).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grand Rapids Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 100 employees, Management, with 71 employees, and Service with 66 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$32.9M

2015 Endowment

0%

growth from 2014

Grand Rapids Community College has an endowment valued at about $32.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Grand Rapids Community College grew 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $29.8M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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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. $5.27M - Federal

  2. $1.76M - State

  3. $471k - Local

As of 2015, Grand Rapids Community College received $5.27M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.76M from state grants and contracts, and $471k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$58.5M

Salary Expenditure

$137M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Grand Rapids Community College had a total expenditure of $137M. Of that $137M, they spent $58.5M on salaries and $137M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Grand Rapids Community College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$58.5M

2015 Salaries

3.41%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Grand Rapids Community College paid a median of $58.5M in salaries, which represents 42.6% of their overall expenditure ($137M) and a 3.41% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.28% decline from 2013 and a 9.15% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.3M (44.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.9M

Instructional Salaries

220

Number of Employees

In 2015, Grand Rapids Community College paid a total of $16.9M to 220 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

97 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

100 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Grand Rapids Community College were Professor with 97 employees; Assistant professor with 74 employees; and Assistant professor with 33 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grand Rapids Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 100 employees; Management with 71 employees; and Service with 66 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Grand Rapids Community College was Male Professor with 55 employees, Female Professor with 42 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 39 employees.

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

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