Grossmont College

Grossmont College

Grossmont College, a community college situated in El Cajon in California, was established in 1961. It has more than 15,000 students presently, and offers nearly 150 associate degree and certificates in various career and general education programs, including exercise science, math, science, humanities, fine arts and health science.

Grossmont College's mascot is known by the name Griffin, and the official colors are gold and green. The sports teams of the university participate in soccer, water polo, volleyball, football and others. Eminent personalities like NFL quarterbacks Akili Smith and Brian Sipe; actress Rachel Bilson; and NFL defensive back Kevin McAdam are few famous alumni of the university.

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Grossmont College
8800 Grossmont College Dr
El Cajon , CA 92020-1799
General Phone: (619) 644-7000

Grossmont Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts714minority and gender studies, Japanese language, Russian language, German language, French language, Spanish language, Arabic languages, American Sign Language, English, ...
Business and Management221business, business management, international business, sales and marketing, retail, sales
Cooking and Culinary Arts174culinary arts, restaurant and catering management
Nursing and Emergency Medicine157registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement141corrections, forensic science, criminal justice and police, security and loss prevention
Medical Support and Technology117audiology and speech pathology, cardiovascular tech, respiratory care tech, orthotist/prosthetist
Office and Administration114data entry, office management, administrative assistant
Family and Social Work35child development, social service professions
Computer Science and Engineering21computer programming, computer networking, webmastering
Media18journalism, radio and television, digital communications
Photography and Commercial Art17photography, drawing
Drama and Performing Arts15dance, drama, theatre design, various performing arts
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy14health and physical education, sports and fitness management, occupational therapist assistant
Hospitality13hospitality management
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy
Medical Administration3medical secretary
Science3biology, chemistry, geology, oceanography, physics
Art Studies2art studies
Fine Arts2sculpture, ceramics

Number of programs and degrees for Grossmont in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1,19662
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years042
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years28121
Award of less than 1 academic year32521

Grossmont Student Body

In 2007-2008, Grossmont had a total enrollment of 17,359 students (11,640 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 49%
Black 8%
Hispanic 19%
Asian 10%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 26%
20-21 21%
22-24 16%
25-29 12%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 4%
65+ 1%

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

State unknown12%

Grossmont Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %
Part-Time 42 %

Grossmont Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Grossmont Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 625
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,352
Books and supplies $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Grossmont participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 120800)

Grossmont Faculty

Grossmont has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year11$62,30128$60,844
All faculty totalcalendar year11$62,30128$60,844

*: 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 year103$74,574113$74,113
All faculty totalacademic year103$74,574113$74,113

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

Grossmont Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Selling Skills and Sales Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Fine Arts
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Liberal Arts
American Sign Language (ASL)
Arabic Language and Literature
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Japanese Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Forensic Science and Technology
Security and Loss Prevention Services

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Grossmont Highlights

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What Sets Grossmont Apart:

Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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% of degrees in security and law enforcement
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Top 19%Grossmont % of degrees in security and law enforcement

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
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

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