Glendale Community College
Glendale, AZ 85302


Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 19,000
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 21:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Glendale Community College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

Glendale Community College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $7,848 and in-state students paid $2,064.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $7,496
In State Tuition
National Average = $3,466
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 67% of Glendale Community College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 51% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,369 (which is 0% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Glendale Community College in 2016-2017, was 194, which is 11% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $3,074 (which is 32.5% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,368
Federal Loan
National Average = $4,557
Financial aid
National Average = 79%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Glendale Community College has enrolled a total of 19,000 students (6,288 students full-time and 12,712 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 19,000 students, 1,152 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 46% men and 54% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,351 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 43%

Hispanic: 36%

Black/African American: 7%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%

Asian: 4%

Two or more races: 2%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Glendale Community College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 45% 5,641
Health Professions And Related Programs 11% 1,385
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 8% 1,028
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 5% 629
Physical Sciences 3% 396
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 2% 293
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 2% 253
Education 2% 212
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 2% 212
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 1% 118

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Glendale Community College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Glendale Community College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $27,800. Last year, out of the total 3,348 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,846 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 4,652 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 3,768 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $27,800 $33,800
Employment Rate 85% 81%
Total Graduates 3,348 4,652

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 2 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Glendale Community College.

Phoenix College
8.5 mile away
GateWay Community College
13.9 mile away
Rio Salado College
16.5 mile away
Mesa Community College
22.2 mile away
Central Arizona College
52.5 mile away