Grays Harbor College

1620 Edward P Smith Drive
Aberdeen, WA 98520
Tel: (360)532-9020
1,773 students
Public institution
Grays Harbor College is a student-centered institution that inspires academic achievement,prepares an excellent workforce, and fosters personal growth by providing outstanding education and cultural opportunities for improving lives in a global community.
School Highlights
Grays Harbor College serves 1,773 students (74% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Grays Harbor College is the only community colleges within Grays Harbor County, WA.
The nearest community college is South Puget Sound Community College (41.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 87 teachers has declined by 29% over five years.
College Grays Harbor College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 87 staff
61 staff
Grays Harbor College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,773 has declined by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.47 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 38% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,773 students 1,315 students
Grays Harbor College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1
Grays Harbor College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,317 students
815 students
Grays Harbor College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 456 students
1,061 students
Grays Harbor College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Grays Harbor College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Grays Harbor College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Grays Harbor College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Grays Harbor College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Grays Harbor College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Grays Harbor College White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
Grays Harbor College Hawaiian (2012-2013)
% Two or more races
Grays Harbor College More (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
Grays Harbor College Unknown (2006-2013)
Grays Harbor College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.47 0.70
Grays Harbor College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,939 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,129 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,939 $5,590
Grays Harbor College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,129 $10,086
Grays Harbor College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 82%
Grays Harbor College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Grays Harbor College, a community college, was conceived in 1929 by a group of Aberdeen citizens under the leadership of Mr. W. O. McCaw and on August 7, 1930, was incorporated under the laws of the state of Washington. The college operated as a private institution from 1930 to 1945. In 1945, the Aberdeen School District assumed control of the college and provided much needed financial stability. Since that time Grays Harbor College has continued to serve the men and women of this area, offering them academic, professional and technical courses at a low cost and giving them the opportunity to live at home. Located on a picturesque 120-acre site overlooking the town of Aberdeen and its seaport on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, Grays Harbor College offers a beautiful setting and challenging programs for learners of all ages and interests. Our two-year community college- one of 34 in the Washington State system, is committed to being the premier choice for excellence in education, training, and services, responsive to the diverse needs of our communities. The college offers Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, GED and Four-Year degree programs. Grays Harbor College is accredited as a community college by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. College-level credits earned by students at Grays Harbor College are accepted by colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 4,902 students | 41.50 Mi2011 Mottman Rd SW
    Olympia, WA 98512
  • 2,913 students | 43.00 Mi600 Centralia College Blvd.
    Centralia, WA 98531
  • 949 students | 53.20 Mi1651 Lexington Avenue
    Astoria, OR 97103
  • 5,799 students | 59.80 Mi9401 Farwest Dr SW
    Lakewood, WA 98498
  • 3,407 students | 63.30 Mi4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW
    Lakewood, WA 98499
Did You Know?
For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,000 per year for in-state students and $7,107 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,169 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Washington community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.63, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Washington is The Art Institute of Seattle. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.