Green River Community College
|Green River Community College.|
|Students||9,212 (Fall 2006)|
|Location||Auburn, Washington, USA|
GRCC started as a program of adult evening education in 1945 as part of the Auburn School District. The school was approved to become a community college in 1963 and began technical and professional programs in September 1964. The school was originally located near the Auburn Boeing Plant, but the following year the campus was relocated to its current location on Lea Hill.
 Organization and administration
The college president is Eileen Ely.
 Academic profile
Green River Community Colleges offers classes to prepare students for academic transfer to a four-year college of university; more than 40 professional and technical programs; and classes in Adult Basic Education and English for Speakers of Other Languages. One of the college's signature programs is Aviation Technology, where students are trained for a variety of careers including Air Traffic Controller and Professional Pilot. Students learn in GRCC's new state-of-the-art air traffic control lab and flight simulator. Top transfer programs include business, engineering and IT. GRCC offers a wide variety of other majors in sciences, humanities and social sciences.
Green River is also known for its strong international program. As of fall 2012, GRCC hosted over 1,500 international students from 51 countries, ranking it among the top 10 community colleges in the US in international enrollment. As of Fall 2007 self-reported data, 43% of students are male and 57% female. 61% of students are white, 13% multi-racial, 8% Asian/Pacific Islander, 8% Hispanic, 5% African American, 1% Native American, and 4% Other. About 35% of students that leave GRCC receive an academic Associates Degree, 7% earn a vocational Associate Degree, while another 44% gain vocational certificates.
 Student life
The college athletic teams are nicknamed the Gators.
 Notable people
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- Tony Tost, poet
- David Riske, major league baseball player
- Mark Emmert, PhD, 30th president of the University of Washington
- Green River Community College official website
- Green River Community College International Programs official website
- Green River Community College Official Master Plan
- The Current - Official GRCC Student Newspaper
- KGRG 89.9FM
- KGRG-1 1330AM
- "Quick Facts". 2007. Archived from the original on October 14, 2007. Retrieved November 11, 2007.
- "About Green River Community College". 2007. Archived from the original on October 14, 2007. Retrieved November 11, 2007.
- "GRCC's aviation program continues to aim high.The school is CTI approved.". 2007. Retrieved December 17, 2007.