Michigan Community Colleges

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids

Mission statement

It is the mission of Grand Rapids Community College to provide the community with learning opportunities that enable people to achieve their goals.

Math Classes Offered       

MA 3 Mathematics for College Students
MA 104 Elementary Algebra
MA 105 Basic Geometry
MA 107 Intermediate Algebra
MA 108 Trigonometry MA 134
MA 110 College Algebra
MA 131 Precalculus
MA 124 Math for Lib. Arts
MA 127 Finite Math. with Applications
MA 129 Survey of Calculus
MA 133 Calculus 1 MA
MA 134 Calculus 2 Intro to Computer Algebra. Sys.
MA 138 Intro to Computer Algebra. Sys.
MA 210 Math for Elem. Teachers I
MA 211 Math for Elem Teachers II
MA 215 Statistics
MA 245 Discrete Math Structures
MA 255 Calculus 3
MA 257 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra

At a Glance

School Type
District-supported, Coed
Urban 35-acre campus
Degrees Offered
Certificates and Associate
Entrance Difficulty
Noncompetitive , 54% of applicants were admitted
Application Deadlines
8/30 (freshmen)

Admission: 6,802 applied; 3,642 admitted; 3,441 enrolled Average high school GPA: 2.85
Options: early admission, deferred entrance
Application fee: $20
Required: high school transcript
Application deadline: 8/30 (freshmen)
Notification: continuous (freshmen), continuous (transfers)
Cost and Financial Aid
Costs (2007-08)
Tuition: Area resident $2475 full-time, $83 part-time; state resident $5190 full-time, $173 part-time; nonresident $7590 full-time, $253 part-time
Required fees: $80 full-time, $40 part-time
Payment plan: Installment
Waivers: Employees or children of employees

Financial Aid
Of all full-time matriculated undergraduates who enrolled in 2001, 250 Federal Work-Study jobs (averaging $1700). 65 state and other part-time jobs (averaging $3500)
Majors and Degrees
Degrees Offered
Certificates and Associate
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science; Business Administration and Management; Fashion Merchandising
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
Computer Programming; Computer Science
Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Architectural Engineering Technology; Computer Engineering Technology; Drafting and Design Technology; Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology; Industrial Technology; Plastics Engineering Technology; Quality Control Technology
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences
Dental Hygiene; Medical Administrative Assistant and Medical Secretary; Nursing (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training); Nursing (Registered Nurse Training)
Legal Professions And Studies
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology; Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology
Natural Resources And Conservation
Personal And Culinary Services
Culinary Arts
Physical Sciences
Geology/Earth Science
Precision Production
Welding Technology
Security And Protective Services
Corrections; Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration; Criminal Justice/Police Science
Visual And Performing Arts
Art; Music

Student Body
Undergraduate Student Population
15,212 undergraduate students, 52% women, 48% men, 44% transferred in, 11% African American, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% Hispanic American, 1% Native American
International Population
0.5% representing 6 other countries

Campus Life
Housing: College housing not available
Activities: Drama/theater group, student-run newspaper, choral group, Student Congress, Phi Theta Kappa, Hispanic Student Organization, Asian Student Organization, Service Learning Advisory Board, national fraternities, national sororities
Most popular organizations: Student Congress, Phi Theta Kappa, Hispanic Student Organization, Asian Student Organization, Service Learning Advisory Board
Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late-night transport/escort service
Student services: Personal/psychological counseling

Academic Programs
Special study options: Academic remediation for entering students, adult/continuing education programs, advanced placement credit, cooperative education, distance learning, English as a second language, honors programs, independent study, off-campus study, part-time degree program, services for LD students, study abroad, summer session for credit
School Calendar: Semesters

Total: 697
Full-time: 35% full-time
Student/faculty ratio: 25:1

Member: NJCAA
Scholarship sports
Baseball (w), basketball, football (m), golf (m), softball (w), swimming and diving, tennis, track and field (m), volleyball (w), wrestling (m)
Nonscholarship sports
Baseball (m)
Intramural sports
Badminton M/W, basketball M/W, skiing (cross-country) M/W, skiing (downhill) M/W, soccer M/W, swimming and diving M/W, tennis M/W, volleyball M/W
Intercollegiate sports
Baseball M/W(s), basketball M(s)/W(s), football M(s), golf M(s), softball W(s), swimming and diving M(s)/W(s), tennis M(s)/W(s), track and field M(s), volleyball W(s), wrestling M(s)

School Facilities
Main Library Name: Arthur Andrews Memorial Library
Other Library: 1
Collection: 163,225 titles; 10,711 serial subscriptions;
Endowment: $13.5 million

Contact Info
Ms. Diane Patrick, Director of Admissions
Grand Rapids Community College
143 Bostwick Avenue, NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3201
Phone: 616-234-4100
Fax: 616-234-4005

Non US Students
Financial Aid
Non-need financial aid available.