Grossmont College

El Cajon, CA 92020
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Grossmont College is a two-year community college that is located in El Cajon, California. This school was established in 1961 and it serves a large student population. The school has over 18,000 students enrolled, making it a very large community college in the area. You will find many different programs in this school that will appeal to different types of students. The number of degree programs and certificate opportunities are impressive. Grossmont College is a very culturally diverse school as well. Many students come to this community college seeking new career opportunities and find the success that they are looking for.

The popularity of the nursing program at Grossmont College makes it very sought-after. It offers an Associates Degree in Registered Nursing program. This program is designed to prepare students for national licensure to practice nursing in all settings as a true professional. There are several other options to consider when looking into this nursing program, too. The school offers an LVN to RN program as well as an RN to BSN program (in collaboration with Point Loma Nazarene University). Grossmont College offers great onsite nursing facilities that can help students to gain all of the necessary knowledge and skills that they need to succeed in the nursing field. This popular program continues to help students meet their goals of becoming professional nurses. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students18,288
Student to Faculty Ratio24:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate70%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 15 62
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 94.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1963 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1989 - 06/30/2007



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$46/credit
In State Students$46/credit
Out of State Students$280/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $2,070 $2,070 $12,600
ADN 70 $3,220 $3,220 $19,600
BSN 125 $5,750 $5,750 $35,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 68% of Grossmont College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 46% $4,780
Other Federal Grant 14% $444
State Grant & Scholarships 66% $1,830
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 1% $466
Federal Student Loans 2% $4,300
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$2,267
$30,001 to $48,000$3,499
$48,001 to $75,000$5,572
$75,001 to $110,000$8,048
Over $110,000$9,714

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.
Grossmont College
8800 Grossmont College Dr
El Cajon, CA 92020

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