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Grossmont College Demographics & Diversity

El Cajon, California

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Grossmont College are predominantly White with a significant Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 59% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Grossmont College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of Grossmont College students
Race Percent of Students
White 41%
Black 6%
Hispanic 33%
Asian 8%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 7%
International 3%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 39% more female students than male students enrolled at Grossmont College with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Grossmont College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Grossmont College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for Grossmont College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 7,448
Women 10,387

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Grossmont College serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 92 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Grossmont College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 92%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 5%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$60,424 per year

44% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 32.4%
Part time Undergrads 62.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=115296 IPEDS survey data for Grossmont College.