Grays Harbor College

Grays Harbor College

Grays Harbor College, commonly referred to as GHC, was founded in 1930. It is a community college and is located in Aberdeen, Washington. The main campus of the college is spread across an area of 120 acres. GHC also has education centers in Ilwaco, Raymond, and Elma. A number of associate's and bachelor's degrees are offered in arts, science, business and various other fields of study. Distance education programs are also available here. Apart from these, the college also organizes the adult basic education programs, and workforce education programs.

Grays Harbor College participates in a wide variety of sports including baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf, and softball. The college's athletic teams are known as the Chokers. The Chokers compete in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges.

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Grays Harbor College
1620 Edward P Smith Dr
Aberdeen , WA 98520-7599
General Phone: (360) 532-9020

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Grays Harbor Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts163liberal arts and sciences
Office and Administration102data entry, office management, general office occupations
Construction Trades76carpentry, property management
Production Trades57welding
Nursing and Emergency Medicine47registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Transportation35truck and bus driver
Business and Management23business, business management, accounting technology
Medical Support and Technology12medical coding, pharmacy tech
Mechanics and Repair12automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Medical Administration9medical records tech, medical transcription
Therapy and Counseling8mental and social health services
Engineering Technician5CAD and design
Conservation and Resource Management3conservation, wetlands management
Education and Teaching3early childhood education
Computer Science and Engineering3computer networking, computer support
Science2physical sciences
Security and Law Enforcement2criminal justice and police

Number of programs and degrees for Grays Harbor in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree24214
Award of less than 1 academic year24514
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years7511

Grays Harbor Student Body

In 2007-2008, Grays Harbor had a total enrollment of 2,050 students (1,653 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 78%
Black 4%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 2%
American Indian 4%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 8%
18-19 19%
20-21 8%
22-24 7%
25-29 9%
30-34 6%
35-39 7%
40-49 11%
50-64 14%
65+ 9%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York1%

Grays Harbor Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 52 %
Part-Time 55 %

Grays Harbor Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Aberdeen, Washington for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Washington Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Grays Harbor Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,656
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,833
Books and supplies $ 924

Financial Aid:
Grays Harbor participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 377900)

Grays Harbor Faculty

Grays Harbor has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track811
Non-tenured and not on tenure track63

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year9$59,3206$57,113
All faculty totalcalendar year9$59,3206$57,113

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year29$51,44217$48,886
All faculty totalacademic year29$51,44217$48,886

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Grays Harbor Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports2810

Grays Harbor Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance and Management

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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What Sets Grays Harbor Apart:

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Top 15%Grays Harbor Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 16%Grays Harbor Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Number of degree programs
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Top 17%Grays Harbor Number of degree programs

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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