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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Life
    A+
  6. Location
    B+
Grossmont College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
8800 Grossmont College Dr
El Cajon, CA 92020
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$2,953/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $623/ year
  • $30-48k
    $1,806/ year
  • $49-75k
    $4,146/ year
  • $76-110k
    $6,559/ year
  • $110k+
    $7,792/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
26:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.141 responses
37%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.123 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.123 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,418Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
5%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
29%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
79%
National
83%

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Grossmont College Reviews

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The professors are great! I would say high ratings on the course subjects taught. However, they have a horrible counseling/financial aid department. The counselors are not well trained. You get more help through a student ran peer system or through other resources, such as the office that tests you for learning disabilities. A man I met there is very sensitive to your needs and guides you with real people referrals that he trusts. They do have great talks there though. The food is pricey. I question how they use their money there... bathrooms are almost always dirty and smell.
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The campus is small, very clean, its nestled up next to a mountain and Mission Trails park, there is lots of parking and its just a short ride to get to a few different fast food places. Its about 20 minutes away from downtown San Diego and the beaches. The school is small enough to where you can make friends easily and see them often, but big enough to where you can meet your daily step count if classes are placed far enough apart. The professors I've had so far have been awesome! It's a very god place to get your general education and start your degree.
Pros: wide variety of classes, helpful counselors, allied health programs, offers many resources, great professors

Cons: parking is hell during the first couple weeks

While taking classes at Grossmont College, I have never encountered a terrible teacher. All of my professors have been passionate about their jobs and have always attended to any of my classmates' issues. As for the counseling department, the counselors have always gone out of their way to help. Grossmont College offers allied health programs such as Occupational Therapy Assistant or Nursing at a very inexpensive price.