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IPEDS ID: 235334
OPE ID: 00377900
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Grays Harbor College
1620 Edward P Smith Drive, Aberdeen, Washington 98520-7599
General information:  (360) 532-9020
Website:  www.ghc.edu/
Type:  4-year, primarily associate's, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  1,475 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  14 to 1
Admissionswww.ghc.edu/admissions
Apply Onlineapply.ctc.edu/user
Financial Aidwww.ghc.edu/financialaid
Net Price Calculatorwww.ctc.edu/~grays/npc/npcalc.htm
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.ghc.edu/student-services/veteran-resources
Disability Serviceswww.ghc.edu/dss
Athletic Graduation Rateswww.ghc.edu/about/transfer-and-graduation-rates
Mission Statement
  Grays Harbor College provides meaningful and engaging learning opportunities and support services to enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of our students and support the cultural and economic needs of our community.
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Weekend/evening college
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
On-campus day care for students' children
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services, Fall 2022
4.20%
High school students enrolled in college courses for credit, 2022-2023
380
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Occupational
Academic
Adult basic or high school equivalency
Developmental
Noncredit education offered
Workforce Education
Contract Training/Customized Training
Developmental Education
Recreational/Avocational/Leisure/Personal Enrichment
Adult Basic Education
Adult High School Diploma or Equivalent
English as a Second Language
Credit Accepted
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2022Full timePart time
Total faculty5985
Instructional5985
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2020-20212021-20222022-20232023-2024% change 2022-2023 to 2023-2024
Tuition and fees
In-state$4,296$4,503$4,605$4,7513.2%
Out-of-state$9,687$10,040$10,284$10,6293.4%
Books and supplies$930$942$942$1,12519.4%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Food and Housing$11,118$11,274$11,274$12,96615.0%
Other expenses$3,714$3,774$3,774$4,34115.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other expenses$3,684$3,774$3,774$4,34115.0%
Total Expenses2020-20212021-20222022-20232023-2024% change 2022-2023 to 2023-2024
In-state
Off Campus$20,058$20,493$20,595$23,18312.6%
Off Campus with Family$8,910$9,219$9,321$10,2179.6%
Out-of-state
Off Campus$25,449$26,030$26,274$29,06110.6%
Off Campus with Family$14,301$14,756$15,000$16,0957.3%
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Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Participates in a Promise program
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2022-2023
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Any student financial aid119681%————
Grant or scholarship aid18978%$1,578,623$8,353
Federal grants17573%$769,346$4,396
Pell grants9640%$436,561$4,548
Other federal grants16970%$332,785$1,969
State/local government grant or scholarships12251%$497,180$4,075
Institutional grants or scholarships12552%$312,097$2,497
Student loan aid156%$66,286$4,419
Federal student loans156%$66,286$4,419
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students awarded Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Degree/certificate-seeking
Grant or scholarship aid190874%$7,938,542$8,743
Pell grants41534%$1,797,900$4,332
Federal student loans746%$420,880$5,688
Non-degree/non-certificate-seeking
Grant or scholarship aid14216%$79,871$1,902
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2020-20212021-20222022-2023
Average net price$11,629$10,432$6,475
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2020-20212021-20222022-2023
$0 – $30,000$5,884$6,895$1,557
$30,001 – $48,000$7,103$7,967$3,536
$48,001 – $75,000$9,017$7,554$4,969
$75,001 – $110,000$14,245$14,480$5,259
$110,001 and more$12,615$14,067$9,110
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for Food and Housing and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students awarded federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2022
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)1,475
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment95
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 65%
Part-time: 35%Student Gender:
Male: 45%
Female: 55%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 3%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 16%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 61%
Two or more races: 9%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%
U.S. Nonresident: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 61%
25 and over: 39%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 91%
Out-of-state: 9%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 36%
Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 25%
Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 39%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution without completing at the current institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 49 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2022.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 32%
Transfer-out rate: 17%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 27%
Female: 36%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 17%
Asian: 50%
Black or African American: 30%
Hispanic/Latino: 33%
White: 32%
Two or more races: 28%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 29%
U.S. Nonresident: 0%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2015-16
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received an Associate's degree: 29%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 3%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 17%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received an Associate's degree: 26%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 3%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 14%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 4%
Received an Associate's degree: 33%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 3%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 21%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2015-16
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 28%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 1%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 30%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 26%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 4%
Enrolled at same institution: 4%
Enrolled at different institution: 15%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 29%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 35%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2015-16
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 10%
Received an Associate's degree: 39%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 1%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 13%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 47%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 2%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 10%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 20%
Received an Associate's degree: 28%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2015-16
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 7%
Received an Associate's degree: 28%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 2%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received an Associate's degree: 49%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 4%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 9%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 8%
Received an Associate's degree: 21%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 1%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2022-2023
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramUndergraduate
Certificate
AssociateBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-4-
Category total-4-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping36-
Business Administration and Management, General3246
Business/Commerce, General-5-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies00-
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services0--
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-1-
Office Management and Supervision33-
Small Business Administration/Management1--
Category total10396
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General0--
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician0--
Category total0--
Construction Trades
Building Construction Technology/Technician0--
Carpentry/Carpenter00-
Lineworker0--
Category total00-
Culinary, Entertainment, and Personal Services
Culinary Arts/Chef Training0--
Category total0--
Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching9718
Category total9718
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician46--
Category total46--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician4--
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training0--
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder1--
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist1--
Medical/Clinical Assistant-10-
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other35-
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide2--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-31-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling96-
Category total2052-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science13-
Category total13-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-188-
Category total-188-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician33-
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician44-
Category total77-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Forestry, General911-
Natural Resources/Conservation, General--4
Category total9114
Physical Sciences
Physical Sciences, General-4-
Category total-4-
Precision Production
Welding Technology/Welder95-
Category total95-
Transportation and Materials Moving
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor0--
Category total0--
Visual and Performing Arts
Music, General-2-
Category total-2-
Grand total11132228
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Department of Defense Voluntary Educational Partnership Memorandum of Understanding
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2022-2023
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 23
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $3,308
RETENTION, GRADUATION, AND TRANSFER-OUT
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Full-time students: 62%
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
GRADUATION AND TRANSFER-OUT RATES FOR FIRST-TIME EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time0%17%
200 percent of normal time0%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time22%33%
200 percent of normal time44%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
  • (--) not applicable
Athletics Participation
  • Sanction Body: NWAC
Varsity Men's and Women's TeamsMenWomen
Baseball33
Basketball1610
Golf53
Soccer13
Wrestling2914
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Northwest Commission on Colleges and UniversitiesAccredited since (12/01/1948)04/01/2026
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programsAccredited since (01/01/1994)12/31/2029
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/148681.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary131
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
Arrests201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations200
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations200
c. Liquor law violations000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year202020192018
Default rate0.0%7.1%18.8%
Number in default01440
Number in repayment207195212
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)