GRCC In The News, 03-11-19

Grand Rapids Chamber pushing creative fields
3/8/19 Grand Rapids Business Journal
The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce is making a push to enhance creative fields locally.
… A Filipino transplant who graduated from the GRCC fashion program in 2015, (RC) Caylan has a studio in downtown Grand Rapids, at 80 Ottawa Ave. NW, Suite 308, where he is available by appointment for wedding dress design and other services. Though he said his prices are more reasonable, local women often shop from designers based elsewhere, perhaps because they don’t know he exists or because his name is not as widely known.

As Ferndale contemplates Baker College’s “community fit,” Owosso serves as example
3/10/19 Oakland County Times
Ferndale, Owosso, MI- As the City of Ferndale and Baker College continue with negotiations for constructing a campus in Downtown Ferndale, one of the key questions and points of debate is whether or not the college is a good community fit.
… Graduation rates have been an issue raised by some residents who question the quality of the school. Online reports show numbers ranging from 9-21% depending on the campus and the years for the data. As far as private colleges, Baker is at the low end of the list. They are, however, in the same ballpark as schools like Henry Ford College (7%), Jackson College (10%), Macomb Community College (11%), Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills (11%), Mid Michigan Community College (12%), Wayne County Community College (12%), Delta College (14%) and Grand Rapids Community College (14%). State-wide, twenty public colleges had graduation rates of 20% or less according to CollegeTuitionCompare.com.

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