Grossmont College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,288
3.45% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$4,924
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
15.3%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
16,958
34.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
28.6%
440 Graduates

About

Grossmont College is a higher education institution located in San Diego County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Grossmont College were .

In 2019, 4,097 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Grossmont College. 57% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,758 degrees), 1.34 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1316 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Grossmont College is $1,288, which is $−6,536 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Grossmont College is $1,288, which is $−6,536 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,924.

In 2019, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 2% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,288
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Grossmont College was $1,288. The cost of tuition at Grossmont College is $−6,536 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$4,924
2019 Value
2.12%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Grossmont College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,924. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Grossmont College grew by 2.12%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,300
Room and Board
$1,700
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Grossmont College was of $11,300 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,700. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
2%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at Grossmont College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 60% 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.
15.3%
2017 Default Rate
51
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Grossmont College was 15.3%, which represents 51 out of the 334 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

Grossmont College has a total enrollment of 16,958 students. The full-time enrollment at Grossmont College is 5,905 students and the part-time enrollment is 11,053. This means that 34.8% of students enrolled at Grossmont College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Grossmont College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37.5% Hispanic or Latino, 33.7% White, 7.84% Asian, 6.75% Two or More Races, 6.06% Black or African American, 0.436% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.377% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Grossmont College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (22.7%), followed by White Female (16.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (13.7%). 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

34.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Grossmont College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,958 students. The full-time enrollment at Grossmont College is 5,905 and the part-time enrollment is 11,053. This means that 34.8% of students enrolled at Grossmont College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
2019 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 Grossmont College was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Grossmont College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    6,358
  2. White
    5,707
  3. Asian
    1,330

The enrolled student population at Grossmont College is 37.5% Hispanic or Latino, 33.7% White, 7.84% Asian, 6.75% Two or More Races, 6.06% Black or African American, 0.436% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.377% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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, 785 students (4.63%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 571 more women than men received degrees from Grossmont College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Grossmont College is white (1,758 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1316 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Grossmont College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Grossmont College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,853 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (84 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (220 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Grossmont College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (330,772 people), Other managers (300,246 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (222,281 people), Postsecondary teachers (178,807 people), and Secondary school teachers (150,405 people).

The most specialized majors at Grossmont College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,853 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (84 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (220 degrees), Math & Statistics (81 degrees), and Social Sciences (316 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Grossmont College are Dentists, Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Grossmont College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,853 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (84 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (220 degrees), Math & Statistics (81 degrees), and Social Sciences (316 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 Grossmont College are Elementary & secondary schools (572,160 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (366,846 people), Legal services (266,029 people), Computer Systems Design (258,594 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (221,641 people).

The most specialized majors at Grossmont College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,853 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (84 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (220 degrees), Math & Statistics (81 degrees), and Social Sciences (316 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 Grossmont College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Grossmont College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,763
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,334
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,763 degrees were awarded to men at Grossmont College, which is 0.755 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,334).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 716 degrees were awarded to men at Grossmont College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.712 times less than the 1006 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 1006 degrees were awarded to women at Grossmont College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.41 times more than the 716 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 8% of students graduating from Grossmont College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (41.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Grossmont College is Female and Asian (41.9% 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,758 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,316 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    371 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Grossmont College is white (1,758 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1316 degrees).

0.268% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    996 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    806 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    762 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Grossmont College is white female (996 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (806 degrees).

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Operations

Grossmont College has an endowment valued at nearly $707k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.2M (311%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Grossmont College had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. Grossmont College employs 248 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Grossmont College are Female Instructors (141), Male Instructors(107), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grossmont College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 104 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 57 employees, and Service with 44 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$707k
2019 Endowment
30.6%
decline from 2018

Grossmont College has an endowment valued at about $707k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Grossmont College declined 30.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.59M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.32M - Federal
  2. $26.4M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Grossmont College received $3.32M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $26.4M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$60.5M
2019 Salaries
31.5%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Grossmont College paid a median of $60.5M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 31.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 25.5% growth from 2017 and a 16.8% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$20M
Instructional Salaries
248
Number of Employees

In 2019, Grossmont College paid a total of $20M to 248 employees working as instructors, which represents 33% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
248 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
104 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Grossmont College were Instructor with 248 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grossmont College were Office and Administrative Support with 104 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 57 employees; and Service with 44 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Grossmont College was Female Instructor with 141 employees, Male Instructor with 107 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Grossmont College.

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