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 Grossmont College

Grossmont College - El Cajon, CA

8800 Grossmont College Dr, El Cajon, California 92020-1799

General information:(619)644-7000
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:19,509( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:30 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $806 $806 $1,096 -26%
Out-of-state $6,142 $6,200 $6,606 -6%
Books and supplies $1,200 $1,500 $1,500 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,500 $10,200 $10,500 -3%
Other $2,700 $3,000 $3,600 -20%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,400 $2,700 $3,200 -16%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $2,006 $2,306 $2,596 0%
Off Campus $13,206 $15,506 $16,696 -6%
Off Campus with Family $4,406 $5,006 $5,796 0%
On Campus $7,342 $7,700 $8,106 -13%
Off Campus $18,542 $20,900 $22,206 -9%
Off Campus with Family $9,742 $10,400 $11,306 -9%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $1,044
In-state fees $52
Out-of-state tuition $6,554
Out-of-state fees $52
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 903 53% --
Grant or scholarship aid 882 51% $3,212,146 $3,642
Federal grants 573 33% $2,460,834 $4,295
Pell grants 573 33% $2,383,480 $4,160
Other federal grants 121 7% $77,354 $639
State/local government grant or scholarships 857 50% $750,062 $875
Institutional grants or scholarships 3 0% $1,250 $417
Student loan aid 47 3% $130,192 $2,770
Federal student loans 47 3% $130,192 $2,770
Other student loans Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 9,549 49% $21,172,749 $2,217
Pell grants 4,106 21% $14,842,855 $3,615
Federal student loans 485 2% $1,580,529 $3,259


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $3,070 $2,952 $2,837
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $1,534 $1,464 $1,303
$30,001 - $48,000 $6,043 $6,426 $6,184
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable $6,426 Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 19,509
Undergraduate enrollment 19,509
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,906
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 24 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


Badminton -8
Baseball 26-
Basketball 1214
Football 101-
Soccer -21
Softball -16
Swimming and Diving 2824
Tennis 1313
Track and Field, X-Country -11
Volleyball 1318
Water Polo 2218


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges01/01/1963 Accredited


American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree or certificate

12/01/1996 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

01/01/1989 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations02 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 200
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 139
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate19.8%
Number in default74
Number in repayment373

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00120800

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Ethnic Studies2---
Category total2---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General1-2-
Business Administration and Management, General1141118-
Business/Commerce, General927-
Hospitality Administration/Management, General46--
International Business/Trade/Commerce7-10-
Retail Management-1--
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General2-3-
Category total13712030-
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects432-
Category total432-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Radio and Television45--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric11---
Category total155--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General11--
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications66--
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster--2-
Category total772-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing881-
English Language and Literature, General12112-
Category total20913-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant1919--
Child Care and Support Services Management44--
Category total2323--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
American Sign Language (ASL)9-9-
Arabic Language and Literature5-9-
French Language and Literature4-4-
German Language and Literature4-7-
Japanese Language and Literature1-2-
Spanish Language and Literature7-11-
Category total30-42-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist16---
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist2629-1
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other3-8-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse92---
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist34---
Category total1712981
History Colleges
History, General14---
Category total14---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science25226-
Forensic Science and Technology38451-
Homeland Security3-6-
Category total727217-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies223---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies25244--
Category total47544--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General28---
Category total28---
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences56---
Category total56---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General88--
Category total88--
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General2325--
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager33--
Category total2628--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Category total2---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General11--
Physics, General2---
Category total31--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other64--
Category total64--
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General3---
Political Science and Government, General3---
Category total10---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General1---
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics1---
Dance, General2-2-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General681-
Music, General3---
Visual and Performing Arts, Other5---
Category total3383-
Grand total11423611171