Grays Harbor College

1620 Edward P Smith Drive
Aberdeen, WA 98520-7599
Tel: (360)532-9020
1,836 students
Public institution

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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 1,836 students (70% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 28%.
Grays Harbor College is the only community colleges within Grays Harbor County, WA.
The nearest community college is South Puget Sound Community College (41.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Grays Harbor 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

Student Body

The student population of 1,836 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 55% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,836 students
1,303 students
Grays Harbor College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,277 students
835 students
Grays Harbor College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 559 students
1,046 students
Grays Harbor College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Grays Harbor College sch enrollment Grays Harbor College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Grays Harbor College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
Grays Harbor College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Grays Harbor College Black (2006-2012)
% White
Grays Harbor College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Grays Harbor College More (2008-2012)
Grays Harbor College sch ethnicity Grays Harbor College sta ethnicity
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. 0.42 0.44
Grays Harbor College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,915 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 39% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,105 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,915 $5,890
Grays Harbor College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,105 $10,047
Grays Harbor College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,780 per year for in-state students and $7,715 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,729 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 0.46, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Washington is Seattle Community College-South Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.