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 Greenfield Community College 

Name: Greenfield Community College
President: Robert Pura
City: Greenfield
State: MA
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Rural, Fringe
Year Established: 1962

Governing Board Website 

Greenfield Community College

Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data

2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total: 2,583
Part Time: 59.1%
Full Time: 40.9%

Male: 41.3%
Female: 58.7%

African American: 3.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 2.9%
Hispanic: 3.8%
Native American: 0.6%
White: 86.1%
Other: 3.4% 



Greenfield Community College President

Robert Pura


Greenfield Community College Board Chair

Robert Cohn
Board Chair

Quote from the President

“Greenfield Community College (GCC) has always been so much more than a series of classrooms, offices, hallways, and labs. GCC is a wonderful college because of its wonderful people and its unique commitment to building community. The day-to-day experiences at GCC are framed and enhanced by the relationships that exist between and among our students, faculty, staff, and local community.”

Interesting Facts

  • After reviewing GCC’s emergency medical services education and training programs, the Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services sent a letter—along with the certificate of accreditation—saying: “I was very impressed with your new training location, outstanding training resources, and the obvious support the college provides. I can only think of one word to sum up my impression of your program: Wow.”
  • GCC art students are highly regarded by prestigious art schools nationwide. The Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) and GCC are collaborating to offer upper-level classes in photography and painting. MassArt is a world-class art school with very competitive admissions and is the only state-supported art school in the country.
  • A recent President’s Climate Commitment report recognized GCC for its certificate in renewable energy/energy efficiency (RE/EE) and associate of liberal arts in RE/EE. GCC has successfully launched over 20 new energy courses, taught by both GCC faculty and practitioners, with an innovative credit/non-credit format. Student have been successfully placed in “green collar” jobs, such as energy auditing and photovoltaic and solar hot water installation. GCC also partners with businesses, employment, and training organizations, vocational high schools, and nonprofits to get essential feedback on jobs and curriculum.
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