Grays Harbor College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,635
2.48% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,221
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
17.9%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
1,853
69.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
33%
36 Graduates

About

Grays Harbor College is a higher education institution located in Grays Harbor County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Grays Harbor College were Early Childhood Education & Teaching (21 degrees awarded), General Natural Resources & Conservation (5 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (0 degrees).

In 2019, 758 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Grays Harbor College. 44.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 55.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (487 degrees), 6.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (79 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Grays Harbor College is $3,635, which is $−4,189 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Grays Harbor College is $3,635, which is $−4,189 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,221.

In 2019, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 13% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,635
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Grays Harbor College was $3,635. The cost of tuition at Grays Harbor College is $−4,189 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$7,221
2019 Value
11.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Grays Harbor College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,221. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Grays Harbor College grew by 11.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,440
Room and Board
$873
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Grays Harbor College was of $10,440 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $873. The cost of room and board increased by 1.75% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.19% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

55%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
13%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at Grays Harbor College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 5.77% with respect to 2018, when 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
17.9%
2017 Default Rate
40
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Grays Harbor College was 17.9%, which represents 40 out of the 223 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Grays Harbor College has a total enrollment of 1,853 students. The full-time enrollment at Grays Harbor College is 1,284 students and the part-time enrollment is 569. This means that 69.3% of students enrolled at Grays Harbor College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Grays Harbor College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.1% White, 14.4% Hispanic or Latino, 8.96% Two or More Races, 4.37% Black or African American, 2.86% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.46% Asian, and 0.378% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Grays Harbor College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.6%), followed by White Male (27.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.57%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Grays Harbor College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,853 students. The full-time enrollment at Grays Harbor College is 1,284 and the part-time enrollment is 569. This means that 69.3% of students enrolled at Grays Harbor College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
N/A Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Grays Harbor College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Grays Harbor College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,096
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    267
  3. Two or More Races
    166

The enrolled student population at Grays Harbor College is 59.1% White, 14.4% Hispanic or Latino, 8.96% Two or More Races, 4.37% Black or African American, 2.86% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.46% Asian, and 0.378% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 150 students (8.09%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 88 fewer women than men received degrees from Grays Harbor College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Grays Harbor College is white (487 degrees awarded). There were 6.16 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (79 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Grays Harbor College is Early Childhood Education & Teaching (21 degrees awarded), followed by General Natural Resources & Conservation (5 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (0 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Grays Harbor College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (117 degrees awarded), Precision Production (76 degrees), and Transportation (25 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Grays Harbor College are Other managers (62,911 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (59,107 people), Construction managers (42,090 people), Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (34,464 people), and Secondary school teachers (20,557 people).

The most specialized majors at Grays Harbor College are Construction (117 degrees awarded), Precision Production (76 degrees), Transportation (25 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (24 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (228 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The most specialized majors at Grays Harbor College are Construction (117 degrees awarded), Precision Production (76 degrees), Transportation (25 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (24 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (228 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Grays Harbor College are Elementary & secondary schools (125,353 people), Construction (102,973 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (48,543 people), Air transportation (35,983 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (31,438 people).

The most specialized majors at Grays Harbor College are Construction (117 degrees awarded), Precision Production (76 degrees), Transportation (25 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (24 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (228 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Grays Harbor College.
Most Common
  1. 21 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 5 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 0 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Grays Harbor College was Early Childhood Education & Teaching with 21 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

423
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
335
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 423 degrees were awarded to men at Grays Harbor College, which is 1.26 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (335).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 84 degrees were awarded to men at Grays Harbor College in Carpenter, which is InfinityM times more than the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 156 degrees were awarded to women at Grays Harbor College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.17 times more than the 72 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Grays Harbor College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.78% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    487 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    79 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    73 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Grays Harbor College is white (487 degrees awarded). There were 6.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (79 degrees).

5.28% of degree recipients (40 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    270 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    217 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    44 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Grays Harbor College is white male (270 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (217 degrees).

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Operations

Grays Harbor College has an endowment valued at nearly $11.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $38.3k (0.336%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Grays Harbor College had a total salary expenditure of $36.2M. Grays Harbor College employs 55 Assistant professors, 1 No academic ranks, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Grays Harbor College are Male Assistant professors (30), Female Assistant professors(25), and Female No academic ranks (1).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grays Harbor College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 45 employees, Management, with 23 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 11 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$11.4M
2019 Endowment
0.324%
growth from 2018

Grays Harbor College has an endowment valued at about $11.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Grays Harbor College grew 0.324% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.09M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.13M - Federal
  2. $8.96M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Grays Harbor College received $1.13M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.96M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$14.3M
2019 Salaries
5.96%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Grays Harbor College paid a median of $14.3M in salaries, which represents 39.6% of their overall expenditure ($36.2M) and a 5.96% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.74% growth from 2017 and a 2.35% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.78M
Instructional Salaries
56
Number of Employees

In 2019, Grays Harbor College paid a total of $3.78M to 56 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
55 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
45 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Grays Harbor College were Assistant professor with 55 employees; No academic rank with 1 employees; and No academic rank with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grays Harbor College were Office and Administrative Support with 45 employees; Management with 23 employees; and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female No academic rank

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Grays Harbor College was Male Assistant professor with 30 employees, Female Assistant professor with 25 employees, and Female No academic rank with 1 employees.

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