Grossmont College

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General Information

Admission Office

8800 Grossmont College Drive
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 644-7186
Fax: (619) 644-7933

Contact: Brad Tiffany
Dean of Admissions and Records

Main Address

8800 Grossmont College Drive
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 644-7000


Total undergrads: 18,426
Degree-seeking undergrads: 13,045


Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No
Admissions Policies/Requirements

A note about the college’s admission requirements: Limited admission to health professions programs.

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Native American Studies A

Arts, Visual & Performing
Acting A,C
Art History/Criticism/Conservation A
Ceramics A
Dance A,C
Digital art A
Drawing A
Film Production/Cinematography A,C
Jazz Studies A
Music – General A
Musical theater A,C
Painting A
Photography A
Sculpture A
Theater Design/Stagecraft A,C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business – General A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Executive Assistant A,C
Hospitality Administration/Management A,C
International Business A
Management Science A
Marketing Management A,C
Sales and Distribution A,C
Tourism/Travel Services A,C
Travel/Tourism Management A,C

Communications & Journalism
Broadcast Journalism A,C
Communications/Rhetoric A
Digital Communications/Multimedia A,C
Journalism A,C

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A,C
Computer Science A,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Networking/LAN/WAN Management A,C
Web/Multimedia Management A,C

English Language & Literature
Creative Writing A,C
English Language & Literature – General A,C
Speech/Rhetorical Studies A

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Care Management A,C
Child Development A,C

Foreign Language & Literature
American Sign Language (ASL) A
Arabic A
French A
German A
Japanese A
Russian A
Spanish A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine A,C
Cardiovascular Technology A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Occupational Therapy Assistance A
Orthopedic technology A,C
Respiratory Therapy A
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant A

History – General A

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics – General A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise Sciences A,C

Personal & Culinary Services
Baking/Pastry Arts A,C
Culinary Arts/Related Services A,C
Restaurant/Catering Management A,C

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy A

Physical Sciences
Chemistry A,C
Geology A
Physics A

Security & Protective Services
Corrections A,C
Forensic Technologies A,C
Police Science A,C
Security/Loss Prevention A,C

Social Sciences
Economics A
Geography A
Political Science/Government A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Grossmont College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (619) 644-7000
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 8800 Grossmont College Dr, El Cajon, CA 92020-1799
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 16,958
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 24 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 10,271 (61% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $1,330
Out-of-state Tuition: $8,750
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 68%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,148

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Grossmont College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Grossmont College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 126
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 33
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 85
English Language and Literature/Letters 42
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 32
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 127
Health Professions and Related Programs 55
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 74
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 22
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 21
Personal and Culinary Services 42
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 13
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 5
Visual and Performing Arts 610
Grand total 7166

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Grossmont College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $1,330
Out-of-state $8,750
Books and supplies $1,750

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,144 68%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,128 67% $5,148
Student loan aid 28 2% $3,331

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 10,735 60% $2,970
Federal student loans 284 2% $5,061

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Grossmont College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Grossmont College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Grossmont College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 16,958
Undergraduate enrollment 16,958
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Grossmont College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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