General Information About Gogebic Community College
Mission Gogebic Community College exists to provide educational and enrichment opportunities for its students and the surrounding communities in the College service region. Values Gogebic Community College values a student-first policy, stakeholder-driven operations, integrity and mutual respect, a caring and responsive staff, a student-learning emphasis, accessibility, affordability, accountability, and a quality focus. Philosophy Gogebic Community College believes in offering all individuals opportunities to prepare for active participation in the economic, domestic, political, aesthetic, and cultural affairs of the communities in which they live. This preparation includes: The development of an increased ability to deal intelligently with the responsibilities of living in a rapidly changing global society. The development of techniques to foster self-criticism, initiative, and intellectual curiosity leading to poised, well- rounded, and mentally, physically, and socially adjusted individuals. The development of the understanding that education is a life-long process and that the techniques and skills acquired in learning how to learn will be of life-long benefit. Purpose Consistent with the belief that the community college is the most readily available, and often the only, avenue to higher education, Gogebic Community College sets the following institutional purposes: To assure the maintenance of appropriate post-secondary educational programs that meet the changing educational needs of students, community, and society. To assure institutional leadership in the promotion and support of economic development in the western region of the Upper Peninsula. To assure a baccalaureate-oriented curricula suitable for transfer to four-year colleges or universities. To assure occupational/career training for those students who wish to upgrade their skills or be retrained in new areas and for those students who wish to prepare for immediate employment upon completion of their program of study. To assure students the opportunity to participate in a curriculum or in a sequence of developmental or advanced courses consistent with their individual needs and abilities. To assure a general-education component with a variety of learning experiences within an academic framework. To assure continuing education/community service opportunities for specific benefit of the citizens of the College district by utilizing College resources through a cooperative effort with individuals, civic groups, educational institutions, and other public or private organizations To assure guidance, counseling, advisement, and placement services to meet the personal, academic, social, and career needs of students. To assure student educational achievement and growth through appropriate, systematic, and periodic assessment.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 2-year, Public
Special Learning Opportunities
- Distance learning opportunities
- General Education Courses
- Career Services available upon completion
- Dual credit
- Credit for life experiences
- Advanced placement (AP) credits
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- 1-2 years certificate
- Associate's degree
Campus Setting Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants Full Time Retention Rate 64%
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 1,426 Native American 43 Asian 6 African American 9 Hispanic 15 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 828 Enrolled FullTime Graduates