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 18,040 students (36% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 46:1 is higher than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • Grossmont College is one of 21 community colleges within San Diego County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Grossmont College is Platt College-San Diego (5.0 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 396 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Grossmont College(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty396 staff97 staff
Grossmont College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Grossmont College has grown by 6% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 46:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Grossmont College diversity score of 0.71 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment18,040 students7,516 students
Grossmont College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio46:144:1
Grossmont College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students6,471 students1,613 students
Grossmont College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students11,569 students5,903 students
Grossmont College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Grossmont College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Grossmont College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
Grossmont College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Grossmont College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Grossmont College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Grossmont College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Grossmont College Hawaiian (2011-2013)
% Two or more races
Grossmont College More (2009-2016)
% Non Resident races
Grossmont College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Grossmont College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.710.73
Grossmont College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Grossmont College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,800$34,600
Grossmont College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,387 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,897 is more than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,387$1,636
Grossmont College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,897$6,797
Grossmont College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid69%78%
Grossmont College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$4,500$9,500
Grossmont College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,500
Grossmont College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Platt College-San Diego
    Private, for profit
    316 students | 5.00 Mi6250 El Cajon Blvd
    San Diego CA  92115
  • 8,644 students | 6.20 Mi900 Rancho San Diego Pky
    El Cajon CA  92019
  • n/a students | 7.20 Mi3375 Camino Del Rio S
    San Diego CA  92108
  • Kaplan College-San Diego
    Private, for profit
    1,297 students | 7.40 Mi9055 Balboa Avenue
    San Diego CA  92123
  • Coleman University
    Private, non-profit
    796 students | 7.60 Mi8888 Balboa Ave
    San Diego CA  92123
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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,636 per year for in-state students and $6,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,157 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.