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8800 Grossmont College Dr
El Cajon, CA 92020-1799
p. 619-644-7000
w. www.grossmont.edu/

Grossmont College

Grossmont College Rating: 4.5/5 (2 votes)

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Academics

Grossmont College is part of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, which offers associate degrees and certificate programs to prepare students for four-year institutions, or careers, as well as enhance their career skills.

The college has five distinct divisions: Business and Professional Studies; Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Exercise Science & Wellness; Humanities & Social/Behavioral Sciences; Communication & Fine Arts; and Learning & Technology Resources.

In addition, Grossmont offers online classes for students interested in a flexible learning environment. All instruction is via the Internet, eliminating the need for students to step foot onto campus.

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Admissions

Grossmont is open to all students interested in furthering their education who have graduated with a diploma from a secondary school or equivalent, or who are transfer students.

There are four basic steps for admission:

  • Submit an application for admission (which is available online)
  • Send official transcripts from all prior colleges
  • Take a math and English assessment
  • Attend an orientation and advisement workshop

Financial Aid

Grossmont provides a variety of financial assistance, including state, federal, and institutional aid. Students may be eligible for grants, work-study, loans, and scholarships. The school provides several resources for students seeking financial aid, including a detailed website with downloadable forms, complete descriptions of all financial aid available, as well as detailed instructions on how to fill out the required Free Application for Federal Student Aid, as well as what materials to gather prior to filling out the application.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6280th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

Grossmont’s campus provides a variety of student activities to encourage involvement and a sense of community. The options include on-campus theatrical performances, several college athletic teams, many clubs and organizations, dance concerts, a speech and debate team, an art gallery, literary events, and KGFN, the campus radio station managed and operated by students and staff.

In addition, the school offers many services to its students, including career services, health services, a child development center for both family of staff and students, student employment services, disability services, and a library open nearly six days a week with many resources such as periodicals, eBooks, and tutorials.

The child development center is unique because it is a training facility for the California Department of Education Program for Infant Toddler Caregivers and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

The Grossmont Griffins are part of the Pacific Coast Conference and the California Community College Athletic Association. The college offers many athletic programs for men and women. For men, the sports are baseball, basketball, water polo, swim and dive, football, tennis, and volleyball. Women’s sports include tennis, badminton, basketball, cross country, water polo, volleyball, swim and dive, softball, and soccer. Many of Grossmont’s student athletes move on to play sports at four-year colleges and universities.

The Griffins also have a dedicated cheerleading squad who cheer for the college’s football team, as well as the men’s and women’s basketball team.

Information Summary

Ranks 253rd in California and 2650th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.01
Robbery 1 0.01
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 9 0.05
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 2 0.01
Arrest 2 0.01

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 312 0.31
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 2 0.00
Forcible Rape 28 0.03
Robbery 187 0.19
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 603 0.60
Larceny 1,443 1.43
Vehicle theft 422 0.42

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near El Cajon, CA 92020-1799
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population55,266 (55,266 urban / N/A rural)
Households19,826 (2.72 people per house)
Median Household Income$37,230
Families13,658 (3.19 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingVery large two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAt least 2, but less than 4 academic yrs
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District653

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 4109th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,334 $1,334 $6,844
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $52 $52 $52
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $46 $46 $236
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $2,887 $2,887 $8,397
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $16,987 $16,987 $22,497
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $6,087 $6,087 $11,597

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $1,096 $1,387 $1,096 $1,387 $6,606 $6,897
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,500(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,500(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,600 $4,000
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,200 $3,700

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 111 123 471 196 16 1,019 71 2,106
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 4 7 5 16
American Sign Language (ASL) 6 19 3 38
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 2 2
Arabic Language and Literature 1 8 1 10
Art/Art Studies, General
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Biological and Physical Sciences 6 4 32 24 2 61 7 141
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 1 1 2
Business Administration and Management, General 36 15 33 20 2 90 4 203
Business/Commerce, General 7 9
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 1 7 10 9 32 2 65
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics 1 1 2 4
Chemistry, General 2 2
Child Care Provider/Assistant 2 3 6 12 25
Child Care and Support Services Management 5 7
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other 2 16 18
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 1 4 5
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 2 6 8
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General 6 6 6 6 24
Corrections 5 9 6 1 21
Creative Writing 1 4 2 8
Criminal Justice/Police Science 8 12 1 17 2 42
Dance, General 2 3 5
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General 2 2
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 2 2 6
Drawing 1 2 3
Economics, General 1 2 3
English Language and Literature, General 3 6 2 2 9 25
Ethnic Studies 1 2 3
Forensic Science and Technology 2 15 7 39 4 73
French Language and Literature 2 1 2 2 7
Geography 1 2
German Language and Literature 1 2 10 14
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 2 2 4 6 16
History, General 1 6 7
Homeland Security 3 2 5
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 2 2 5 9
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 24 8 30 8 63 4 143
International Business/Trade/Commerce 1 3 4
Japanese Language and Literature 1 1 2 4
Journalism 2 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 27 43 208 86 5 410 23 838
Mathematics, General 1 3 3 13 2 22
Music, General 2 1 2 5
Philosophy 2 2 4
Photography 1 3 4 1 9
Physics, General 1 1 2
Political Science and Government, General 1 3 6 11
Psychology, General 2 9 5 16
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 1 1
Radio and Television 9 3 14 26
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 4 14 15 1 48 3 88
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 5 5 2 10 1 28
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager 2 2 2 5 11
Retail Management 1 1
Russian Language and Literature 1 1
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General 1 1
Sculpture 1 1
Sociology 5 11 16
Spanish Language and Literature 2 9 2 6 21
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1 2 1 5 1 10
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 3 3
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster 8 8

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 756th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $79,471 ($80,419 male / $74,370 female)
Number of FT Faculty 200 (90 male / 110 female)
Number of PT Faculty 795
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $7,176,117
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