Grays Harbor College

1620 Edward P Smith Drive
Aberdeen, WA 98520
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings
  • 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 1,553 students (66% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 50%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 1,553 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,939
  • Out-state tuition: $9,129
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 38%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Grays Harbor College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 179 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grays Harbor College
(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
179 staff
353 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Grays Harbor College has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 10:1 over five years.
The Grays Harbor College diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,553 students
4,003 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,028 students
2,116 students
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# Part-Time Students
525 students
1,887 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
160 students
384 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,028 students
2,116 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
525 students
1,887 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
3%
8%
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% Hispanic
12%
14%
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% Black
6%
5%
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% White
62%
50%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
9%
8%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
6%
% Unknown races
5%
7%
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Diversity Score
0.57
0.71
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
37%
30%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
1.64%
2.2%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,600
$36,400
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,939 is less than the state average of $4,105. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,129 is more than the state average of $7,359. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,939
$4,105
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$9,129
$7,359
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
91%
67%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,897
$11,794
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,002
$6,292
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Grays Harbor College cost?
Grays Harbor College's tuition is approximately $3,939 for In-State students and $9,129 for Out-State students.
What is Grays Harbor College's ranking?
Grays Harbor College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Washington for: Percent of students receiving financial aid and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 1,553 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,939
  • Out-state tuition: $9,129
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 38%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,105 per year for in-state students and $7,359 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,532 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Washington community colleges have a diversity score of 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Washington is Highline College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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