Grays Harbor College

1620 Edward P Smith Drive
Aberdeen, WA 98520-7599
  • 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 2,006 students (67% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is lower than the state community college average of 31:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 41%.
  • Grays Harbor College is the only community colleges within Grays Harbor County, WA.
  • The nearest community college to Grays Harbor College is South Puget Sound Community College (41.5 miles away).

Top Placements

Grays Harbor College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Washington for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 85 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grays Harbor College(WA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty85 staff145 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Grays Harbor College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Grays Harbor College diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,006 students4,463 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:131:1
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# Full-Time Students1,351 students2,353 students
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# Part-Time Students655 students2,110 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
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% Asian
2%
7%
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% Hispanic
8%
10%
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% Black
7%
4%
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% White
72%
59%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
4%
5%
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% Unknown races
3%
7%
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Diversity Score0.470.62
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College Completion Rate
37%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,600$36,200
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,939 is less than the state average of $4,032. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,129 is more than the state average of $7,264. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,939$4,032
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,129$7,264
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid86%71%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,490$10,614
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,026$5,830
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Source: 2016 (or 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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