Garden City Community College

Garden City, KS 67846
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Garden City Community College (GCCC) is located in Garden City, Kansas. This school was established in 1919, making it a very old community college. GCCC has been serving the needs of the community for an entire century now and they continue to provide the best possible educational opportunities to students who walk through the doors. The school currently serves over 2,000 students and it has a number of different academic programs to choose from. Students will be able to pursue many associate degree opportunities, as well as various certificate options. GCCC is quite famous for having a good athletics program, too. They are part of the National Junior College Athletic Association and participate in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference.

Nursing is an essential program at GCCC and there are several options for nursing students to consider at this school. It offers a practical nurse program, as well as an associate degree nurse program for those who wish to pursue careers as an RN. There is also a program for LPN's who wish to become RN's. This nursing program has the full support of the Kansas State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. It offers students a great education and prepares them for future success and professions. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students2,064
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate67%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 3 13
Certificate 2 24
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 96.6%
  • NCLEX-RN: 84.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1975 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1982 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$61/credit
In State Students$61/credit
Out of State Students$80/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $2,745 $2,745 $3,600
ADN 70 $4,270 $4,270 $5,600
BSN 125 $7,625 $7,625 $10,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 94% of Garden City Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 52% $4,276
Other Federal Grant 17% $447
State Grant & Scholarships 1% $1,965
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 2% $1,878
Federal Student Loans 26% $3,920
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,725
$30,001 to $48,000$7,641
$48,001 to $75,000$9,829
$75,001 to $110,000$11,758
Over $110,000$12,108

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Race/ethnicity unknown

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Kansas state board of nursing.
Garden City Community College
801 Campus Dr
Garden City, KS 67846

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