Grossmont College

8800 Grossmont College Dr
El Cajon, CA 92020
Tel: (619)644-7000
18,877 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 18,877 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 47:1 is higher than the community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 71%.
Grossmont College is one of 22 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 398 teachers has declined by 21% over five years.
College Grossmont 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 398 staff
61 staff
Grossmont College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 18,877 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 47:1 has increased from 36:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.71 is more than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 136% over five years.
Total Enrollment 18,877 students 1,296 students
Grossmont College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 47:1
Grossmont College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 7,025 students
814 students
Grossmont College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 11,852 students
1,040 students
Grossmont College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Grossmont College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Grossmont College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Grossmont College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Grossmont College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Grossmont College White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
Grossmont College Hawaiian (2008-2013)
% Two or more races
Grossmont College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Grossmont College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Grossmont College Non Resident (2006-2013)
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. 0.71 0.68
Grossmont College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,387 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 72% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,897 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,387 $5,660
Grossmont College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,897 $10,250
Grossmont College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 65%
Grossmont College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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 $2,937 per year for in-state students and $7,172 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,436 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 0.74, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in San Diego County, CA is Coleman University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.