Grossmont College

  • 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.

School Highlights

Grossmont College serves 17,835 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 45:1 is same as the state community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 75%.

Top Placements

Grossmont College places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 396 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grossmont College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High TraditionalBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty396 staff145 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Grossmont College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 45:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Grossmont College diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment17,835 students8,590 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio45:145:1
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# Full-Time Students6,162 students2,007 students
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# Part-Time Students11,673 students6,583 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
8%
12%
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% Hispanic
33%
43%
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% Black
6%
7%
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% White
35%
25%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
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% Two or more races
7%
4%
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% Non Resident races
7%
4%
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% Unknown races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.750.73
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College Completion Rate
27%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,800$34,600
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $1,387 is less than the state average of $1,458. 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 $6,710. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,387$1,458
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,897$6,710
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid67%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$4,750$10,063
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,751
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Grossmont College is Platt College-San Diego (4.9 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Platt College-San Diego
    Private for-profit
    145 students | 4.90 Mi6250 El Cajon Blvd
    San Diego CA  92115
    (619) 265-0107
    4.90145
  • 8,824 students | 6.40 Mi900 Rancho San Diego Pky
    El Cajon CA  92019
    (619) 660-4000
    6.408,824
  • Argosy University-San Diego
    Private, non-profit
    438 students | 9.20 Mi1615 Murray Canyon Road, Suite 100
    San Diego CA  92108
    (619) 321-3000
    9.20438
  • 15,893 students | 9.20 Mi10440 Black Mountain Rd
    San Diego CA  92126
    (619) 388-7800
    9.2015,893
  • 22,284 students | 9.50 Mi7250 Mesa College Dr
    San Diego CA  92111
    (619) 388-2600
    9.5022,284
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