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About Us

At Grand Rapids Community College traditional classrooms have been transformed into state-of-the-art learning spaces. These learning spaces support the breadth of educational opportunities available at GRCC, including experiential learning, honors courses, seminars, workshops, training courses and online learning.

Our average class size is 22.9 students, and 92% of our faculty hold master’s or doctoral degrees. Also helping students achieve classroom success are such student support services as academic and career counseling, occupational and disability support, and bilingual support.

In 2014-2015 more than 29,500 students from all walks of life enrolled in traditional liberal arts and occupational courses, adult education courses, and skilled training courses and apprenticeships. Our diverse student body includes students from Kent and surrounding counties, as well as students from across the U.S. and several other nations.

One in three graduating high school students in Kent County choose to earn their certificate or degree at GRCC before stepping into their career, or transferring to a four-year college or university.  

More than 5,000 students transfer from GRCC every year. An easy transfer of credits is guaranteed with the Michigan Transfer Agreement.

Located Across West Michigan

GRCC’s downtown learning spaces include the Main and DeVos campuses. Adjacent to West Michigan’s thriving Medical Mile, Main Campus is in the heart of Grand Rapids, which puts it at the center of local festivals and art shows, and within walking distance to museums, fitness facilities, restaurants and shops that enhance the area’s revitalized urban energy.

DeVos Campus, nestled in the heart of Heritage Hill, boasts the renovated LEED certified Stewart Edward White Hall, Mable Engle House, Sneden Hall and Lettinga House. Other facilities include two Michigan Technical Education Centers, or M-TECs, one in Kent and another in Ottawa County. We are involved in the Wyoming Middle College partnership, have regional centers in Lowell, Rockford, Grandville and Byron Center, and we offer classes in Kent City and the Kent Careerline Tech Center.

GRCC also offers degrees on the Lakeshore, with five locations in Holland, including Midtown Center, West Ottawa High School, GVSU Meijer Campus, Career Tech Center and Patrick A. Thompson M-TEC.

Throughout its 100-year history of academic excellence, GRCC has maintained a solid reputation as a premier transfer institution and is nationally recognized for both its liberal arts and occupational programs.

Getting Started

Schedule your appointment with an Admissions Specialist today, call 616-234-3300 or email

Learn more about the programs and services offered at GRCC on our Student Consumer Information page.