Since 1961, the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District has enhanced the quality of East County life by providing a top notch, affordable education. The 1,138-square-mile district includes two colleges, Grossmont and Cuyamaca. Increasingly, flexible class schedules and learning opportunities are providing a wide range of education options for busy people.
The District serves about 27,000 students each semester. Grossmont first convened classes in 1961 and has about 19,000 students every semester. Cuyamaca was built in 1978 and has almost 9,000 students. The colleges lead the way in developing educational programs, classes and services that meet the needs of the community of learners.
The district's mission is to provide outstanding learning opportunities that prepare students to meet community needs and future challenges of a complex, global society.
19 or less 28%
Two or More 8%
Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Advanced/Basic Certificates.
Grossmont College offers more than 150 degree and certificate programs, and Cuyamaca College has 125 degree and certificate programs. More than 3,300 degrees and certificates were awarded at Grossmont College, while more than 900 degrees and certificates were awarded at Cuyamaca College. .
Short-term classes (four, six or eight weeks), open entry-open exit, on-line and blended courses, Saturday courses, and contract education. The many options available contribute to why surveys show that three out of every four East County residents has taken classes at Cuyamaca or Grossmont colleges.
Faculty and staff: 725 full- time 2,076 part- time
The district is a major contributor to the East County economy with a total annual impact of more than $477 million in East County through the district's:
Administration of Justice
Medical Office Administrative Assistant
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Computer & Information Science
Environmental Health & Safety
Water & Wastewater Technology
Grossmont College, at 8800 Grossmont College Drive, is on a 135-acre mesa in northwest El Cajon, adjacent to the cities of Santee, La Mesa and San Diego. Cuyamaca College is located on 165 acres at 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway in Rancho San Diego, just south of the city of El Cajon. Both colleges are a 20-minute drive east from central San Diego.
Greg Barr, Bill Garrett, Edwin Hiel, Debbie Justeson, Mary Kay Rosinski
Student members: Evan Esparza, Rafael Navarrete
Cindy L. Miles, Ph.D.
Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh, Ed.D., president, Grossmont College
Julianna Barnes, Ed.D., president, Cuyamaca College