Grays Harbor College

1620 Edward P Smith Drive
Aberdeen, WA 98520
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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 1,853 students (69% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 53%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 179 teachers has grown by 49% over five years.
Grays Harbor College(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's DominantBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty179 staff353 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Grays Harbor College has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The Grays Harbor College diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,853 students4,700 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:113:1
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# Full-Time Students1,284 students2,313 students
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# Part-Time Students569 students2,387 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
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% Asian
1%
7%
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% Hispanic
14%
15%
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% Black
4%
5%
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% White
60%
47%
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% Hawaiian
-
1%
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% Two or more races
9%
8%
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% Unknown races
8%
12%
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Diversity Score0.600.73
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College Completion Rate
37%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,600$36,400
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,939 is less than the state average of $4,058. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,129 is more than the state average of $7,211. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,939$4,058
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,129$7,211
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%64%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,485$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,693$6,267
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Grays Harbor College is South Puget Sound Community College (41.5 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 4,974 students | 41.50 Mi2011 Mottman Rd SW
    Olympia, WA 98512
    (360) 596-5200
    41.504,974
  • 3,077 students | 43.20 Mi600 Centralia College Blvd.
    Centralia, WA 98531
    (360) 736-9391
    43.203,077
  • 786 students | 53.40 Mi1651 Lexington Avenue
    Astoria, OR 97103
    (503) 325-0910
    53.40786
  • 6,195 students | 60.00 Mi9401 Farwest Dr SW
    Lakewood, WA 98498
    (253) 964-6500
    60.006,195
  • 6,095 students | 63.50 Mi6501 S 19th St
    Tacoma, WA 98466
    (253) 566-5000
    63.506,095
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Did You Know?
For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,058 per year for in-state students and $7,211 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 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Washington is Highline College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.