8800 Grossmont College Dr
El Cajon, CA 92020
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • 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 16,958 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 77%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 16,958 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,387
  • Out-state tuition: $6,897
  • Student:teacher ratio: 23:1
  • Minority enrollment: 66%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Grossmont College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 738 teachers has grown by 68% over five years.
Grossmont College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
738 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Grossmont College has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 46:1 over five years.
The Grossmont College diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
16,958 students
8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
24:1
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# Full-Time Students
5,905 students
2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students
11,053 students
6,350 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
8%
12%
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% Hispanic
37%
47%
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% Black
6%
6%
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% White
34%
23%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
7%
4%
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% Non Resident races
3%
2%
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% Unknown races
5%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.73
0.70
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College Completion Rate
29%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$37,800
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,387 is less than the state average of $1,997. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,897 is less than the state average of $7,123. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,387
$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,897
$7,123
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
68%
79%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$4,833
$10,376
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,500
$6,000
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 16,958 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,387
  • Out-state tuition: $6,897
  • Student:teacher ratio: 23:1
  • Minority enrollment: 66%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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San Diego County, CA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.63, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in San Diego County, CA is Platt College-San Diego. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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