Grand Rapids Community College Rankings Based on Salary

  • Grand Rapids Community College ranks better than 54% of colleges, based on associate degree salaries.
  • Grand Rapids Community College ranks better than 65% of colleges, based on debt for an associate degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Grand Rapids Community College

We calculated a salary score for each of Grand Rapids Community College's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at Grand Rapids Community College to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for GRCC Associate Degrees

GRCC ranks higher than 54% of colleges for associate degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 84% $8,999 $36,992 84%
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 24% $9,252 $29,413 24%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 22% $15,276 $38,829 22%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 73% $11,200 $34,704 73%
Business Operations Support and Assistant Services 89% Not Reported $31,305 89%
Computer Programming 35% Not Reported $35,060 35%
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 13% $8,250 $29,685 13%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 86% $11,250 $40,368 86%
Culinary Arts and Related Services 54% $17,000 $26,694 54%
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions 23% $13,250 $38,289 23%
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians 99% Not Reported $57,318 99%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 49% $9,556 $21,508 49%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 58% $8,806 $26,764 58%
Music 68% Not Reported $21,894 68%
Precision Metal Working 91% $15,500 $52,107 91%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 36% $14,320 $55,241 36%

Salary Scores for GRCC Certificates

GRCC ranks higher than 49% of colleges for certificates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 70% Not Reported $27,048 70%
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection 30% $4,750 $22,420 30%
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 57% Not Reported $35,926 57%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 89% $9,750 $55,151 89%
Culinary Arts and Related Services 56% $8,554 $22,824 56%
Electrical and Power Transmission Installers 26% $4,750 $32,162 26%
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician (HAC, HACR, HVAC, HVACR) 73% Not Reported $38,289 73%
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants 86% $12,596 $44,356 86%
Precision Metal Working 27% $5,880 $29,902 27%
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies 29% $4,750 $28,381 29%

Grand Rapids Community College Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Londin 4/7/2017

After graduating from Grand Rapids Community College with an Associate in Business Management and Supervision. I learned so much about myself and how giving time to others allowed me to think of someone rather than myself. The courses that I took provided essential information for an actual career. The position I had on campus as a Student Assistant in the Diversity Learning Center taught me the most. This position was most meaningful because it gave me something that I never knew was missing and students... Read More

Alex Lange 11/11/2016

GRCC made transferring to a 4 year university easy and seamless. It saved me thousands of dollars and I learned a lot! Many of the professors I had there were top in their field and even teach at the 4 year university I attend currently. Definitely recommended.