Grayson College is in the heart of Grayson County and provides a vital link for higher education. GC’s central location makes it easy for high school graduates to obtain an affordable education right here at home, or for adults to begin or continue a college-bound track and/or meet professional licensing requirements.
GC’s strongest calling cards are small classes for personalized instruction, affordable tuition, caring, professional instructors, and the convenience of day, evening or online classes. The College provides a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities for its students and the community. The Viking Baseball team boasts three National Championship titles, including back-to-back wins, and the Lady Viking softball team regularly places high in conference and regional competitions.
Unique course and program offerings are among GC’s diverse curriculum, including Viticulture and Enology (grape growing and wine making). GC also offers a highly respected nursing program as well as traditional one- and two-year degrees in general academic, business, technical and other health-related fields. Students may select courses in more than 60 academic and technical programs.
Catering to the businesses and industries of our area is important to GC. This work is carried out through the Center for Workplace Learning (CWL), a gathering place where educators, private industry and government in the Texoma region can come work together to create innovative workplace learning solutions to improve business competitiveness, create job opportunities, and enhance the economic vitality of the region. The CWL is quickly earning the reputation as the premier provider of world-class education and training opportunities for employers and individuals throughout the region. The programs are flexible and adaptive to the needs of employers, ensuring a world-class workforce that creates a sustainable competitive advantage for employers in the region. The CWL is committed to being customer-centered, community-connected, and quality-driven.
The Main Campus and West Extension are located midway between Sherman and Denison on Highway 691 and the South Campus is located in Van Alstyne. The comprehensive college offers a multitude of academic and technical programs to approximately 5,000 students annually. Grayson’s reputation is highly respected by surrounding universities and industries as an excellent source of quality graduates who bring specialized, skilled and much-needed talents to the workplace. The community college also has dormitories, computer laboratories and modern health science labs.
Over the last decade, the College has focused on facility renewal and expansion. While the college’s physical plant receives an update, the technology available to students also continues to expand. Current students have the convenience of on-line registration as well as the ability to view his/her unofficial transcript, class schedule, grade reports, financial aid status and much more through the convenience of Internet.
Students come to Grayson for a variety of reasons, and our goal is to help them achieve their goal. Student services are available to help that achievement before a student enrolls and continues long after they have finished their educational plan. Student success is supported through career advising, tutoring, job placement, numerous clubs and organizations, service learning opportunities, honors college, and personal guidance from counselors and faculty, and many more services.
Area residents are encouraged to utilize the free services of the Small Business Development Center, or rent college facilities for events of all sizes.