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Grand Rapids Community College is a public institution located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The city atmosphere of Grand Rapids makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

Where Is Grand Rapids Community College?


Contact details for Grand Rapids Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 143 Bostwick Ave Ne, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295
Phone: 616-234-4000

How Do I Get Into Grand Rapids Community College?

You can apply to Grand Rapids Community College online at:

Grand Rapids Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Grand Rapids Community College?

16% Take Out Loans
2.7% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Grand Rapids Community College, approximately 16% of students took out student loans averaging $3,798 a year. That adds up to $15,192 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Grand Rapids Community College is 2.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Grand Rapids Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,554 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,642 undergraduate students at Grand Rapids Community College, with 3,554 being full-time and 9,088 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 3,554 full-time undergraduates at Grand Rapids Community College, 46% are male and 54% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Grand Rapids Community College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 130
Black or African American 282
Hispanic or Latino 519
White 2,195
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 428

Over 32 countries are represented at Grand Rapids Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Vietnam, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Grand Rapids Community College

5,080 Took All Classes Online
9,359 Took At Least One Class Online
155.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 9,359 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Grand Rapids Community College has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Grand Rapids Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Grand Rapids Community College was 155.2%. This is the #192 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Grand Rapids Community College regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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