Grossmont College

8800 Grossmont College Dr
El Cajon, CA 92020-1799
Tel: (619)644-7000
18,040 students
Public institution
Grossmont College will provide educational leadership through learning opportunities that anticipate, prepare for, and meet the future challenges of a complex democracy and a global society.
School Highlights
Grossmont College serves 18,040 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 46:1 is higher than the state community college average of 44:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
Grossmont College is one of 21 community colleges within San Diego County, CA.
The nearest community college is Platt College-San Diego (5.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 396 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
College Grossmont College Community College Avg.
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 396 staff
62 staff
Grossmont College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 18,040 has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 46:1 has increased from 45:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 is equal to the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 18,040 students 1,371 students
Grossmont College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 46:1
Grossmont College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 6,471 students
779 students
Grossmont College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 11,569 students
1,083 students
Grossmont College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Grossmont College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Grossmont College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Grossmont College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Grossmont College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Grossmont College White (2006-2014)
% Hawaiian
Grossmont College Hawaiian (2008-2013)
% Two or more races
Grossmont College More (2009-2014)
% Unknown races
Grossmont College Unknown (2006-2014)
% Non Resident races
Grossmont College Non Resident (2006-2014)
Grossmont 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. 0.70 0.70
Grossmont College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,387 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,897 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,387 $5,664
Grossmont College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,897 $10,360
Grossmont College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 69%
Grossmont College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Grossmont has been recognized as a Premier Community College and is one of the top 100 community colleges nationwide. The college conducts a comprehensive array of academic and career programs including health sciences, fine arts, humanities, science and math, as well as athletics and exercise science. Following several years of study involving both lay and educational groups, the voters of the area approved the formation of the Grossmont Junior College District in an election held November 8, 1960. The first official organizational meeting of the Grossmont Junior College Governing Board was held July 1, 1961. The first college classes convened September 11, 1961 on the Monte Vista High School campus in Spring Valley with an opening enrollment of 1,538. Grossmont maintains important links to our community through innovative programs and services, including Middle College High School, GEAR UP, and opportunities for middle and high school students to participate in academic events such as the Geography Olympiad. Our responsibility as an institution of higher learning is to prepare learners to become responsible and contributing members of society. At the same time, we must encourage free thought, the expression of ideas and a search for the truth. As such, we welcome and embrace learners of all ages and learners with different backgrounds and experiences. We believe in the richness offered through diversity and understand that our learning community is a global village from where the institution can draw strength.

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Did You Know?
For San Diego County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,220 per year for in-state students and $5,985 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,620 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

San Diego County, CA 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 0.76, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in San Diego County, CA is Platt College-San Diego. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.