- 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.
Grossmont College serves 15,426 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 15,426 students
- In-state tuition: $1,387
- Out-state tuition: $6,897
- Student:teacher ratio: 21:1
- Minority enrollment: 58%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Grossmont College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:
The teacher population of 738 teachers has grown by 86% over five years.
(CA) Community College Avg.
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of Grossmont College has declined by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The Grossmont College diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $1,387 is more than the state average of $1,246. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,897 is more than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
- 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Grossmont College cost?
Grossmont College's tuition is approximately $1,387 for In-State students and $6,897 for Out-State students.
What is Grossmont College's ranking?
Grossmont College ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Largest student body.
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