Grays Harbor College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,928
2.67% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$10,432
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
7.18%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,475
65.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
39.3%
112 Graduates

About

Grays Harbor College is a higher education institution located in Grays Harbor County, WA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Grays Harbor College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (162 degrees awarded), Other Mental, Social Health Services, & Allied Professions (30 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (24 degrees).

In 2022, 427 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Grays Harbor College. 57.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (276 degrees), 4.25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (65 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Grays Harbor College is $3,928, which is $−4,184 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Grays Harbor College is $3,928, which is $−4,184 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,432.

In 2022, 64% of undergraduate students attending Grays Harbor College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 6% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,928
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Grays Harbor College was $3,928. The cost of tuition at Grays Harbor College is $−4,184 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$10,432
2022 Value
10.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Grays Harbor College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,432. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Grays Harbor College grew by 10.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,274
Room and Board
$942
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Grays Harbor College was of $11,274 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.4% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $942. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.29% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

64%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
6%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

64% of undergraduate students at Grays Harbor College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 20% with respect to 2021, when 80% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
7.18%
2019 Default Rate
14
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Grays Harbor College was 7.18%, which represents 14 out of the 195 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Grays Harbor College had a total enrollment of 1,475 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Grays Harbor College is 962 students and the part-time enrollment is 513. This means that 65.2% of students enrolled at Grays Harbor College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Grays Harbor College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.4% White, 16.2% Hispanic or Latino, 8.68% Two or More Races, 2.71% Black or African American, 2.64% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.31% Asian, and 0.407% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Grays Harbor College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.8%), followed by White Male (26.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.67%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Grays Harbor College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,475 students. The full-time enrollment at Grays Harbor College is 962 and the part-time enrollment is 513. This means that 65.2% of students enrolled at Grays Harbor College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
2015 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Grays Harbor College was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Grays Harbor College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    905 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    239 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    128 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Grays Harbor College is 61.4% White, 16.2% Hispanic or Latino, 8.68% Two or More Races, 2.71% Black or African American, 2.64% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.31% Asian, and 0.407% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 63 more women than men received degrees from Grays Harbor College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Grays Harbor College is white (276 degrees awarded). There were 4.25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (65 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Grays Harbor College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (162 degrees awarded), followed by Other Mental, Social Health Services, & Allied Professions (30 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (24 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Grays Harbor College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (27 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (162 degrees), and Construction (10 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Grays Harbor College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,574,542 people), Secondary school teachers (457,472 people), Education administrators (253,010 people), Special education teachers (186,507 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (169,711 people).

The most specialized majors at Grays Harbor College in 2022 are Precision Production (27 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (162 degrees), Construction (10 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (25 degrees), and Physical Sciences (7 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Grays Harbor College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Physicians, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Grays Harbor College are Precision Production (27 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (162 degrees), Construction (10 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (25 degrees), and Physical Sciences (7 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Grays Harbor College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,738,658 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (336,058 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (173,598 people), Construction (147,105 people), and Computer Systems Design (106,018 people).

The most specialized majors at Grays Harbor College are Precision Production (27 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (162 degrees), Construction (10 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (25 degrees), and Physical Sciences (7 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Grays Harbor College.

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Grays Harbor College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 162 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

182
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
245
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 182 degrees were awarded to men at Grays Harbor College, which is 0.743 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (245).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 55 degrees were awarded to men at Grays Harbor College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.514 times less than the 107 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 107 degrees were awarded to men at Grays Harbor College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.95 times more than the 55 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Grays Harbor College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    276 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    65 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Grays Harbor College is white (276 degrees awarded). There were 4.25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (65 degrees).

6.32% of degree recipients (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    165 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    111 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Grays Harbor College is white female (165 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (111 degrees).

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Operations

Grays Harbor College has an endowment valued at nearly $13M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 51k (0.393%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Grays Harbor College had a total salary expenditure of 29.5M. Grays Harbor College employs 59 No academic ranks. Most academics at Grays Harbor College are Male No academic rank (33), and Female No academic rank (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grays Harbor College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 42 employees, Management, with 28 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 11 employees.

Endowment

$13M
2022 Endowment
14.6%
decline from 2021

Grays Harbor College has an endowment valued at about $13M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Grays Harbor College declined 14.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.79M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$13.9M
2022 Salaries
11.5%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Grays Harbor College paid a median of $13.9M in salaries, which represents 47.1% of their overall expenditure ($29.5M) and a 11.5% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.35M
Instructional Salaries
59
Number of Employees

In 2022, Grays Harbor College paid a total of $4.35M to 59 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
59 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
42 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Grays Harbor College was No academic rank with 59 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grays Harbor College were Office and Administrative Support with 42 employees, Management with 28 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Grays Harbor College was Male No academic rank with 33 employees, and Female No academic rank with 26 employees.

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