About the District
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 25,000 students each year. Grossmont first convened classes in 1961 and has about 13,000 students every semester. Cuyamaca was built in 1978 and has around 8,000 students. The colleges lead the way in developing educational programs, classes and services that meet the needs of the community of learners.
The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District provides high-quality, equitable learning opportunities to eastern San Diego County and beyond. We prepare students to meet changing community and workforce needs, while advancing social justice and economic mobility.
|19 or less||35%|
|American Indian/Alaskan Native||0.4%|
|Two or More||6.0%|
DEGREES AND CURRICULUM:
Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges offer hundreds of degree and certificate programs, including Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Advanced/Basic Certificates.
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:||2,599 Total|
|Faculty (full and part time)||1,345|
The district is a major contributor to the East County economy with a total annual impact of more than $1 billion in East County through the district's:
- purchasing of materials, services and supplies
- making a payroll
- providing money for investments throughout the community
- increased student income and taxation.
- Alumni increased earnings and spending
GROSSMONT COLLEGE SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS:
Administration of Justice
Medical Office Administrative Assistant
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Public Safety Dispatcher
CUYAMACA COLLEGE SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS:
Center for Water Studies
Computer & Information Science
Environmental Health & Safety
Grossmont College, at 8800 Grossmont College Drive, is located 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 of central San Diego.
Elena Adams, Debbie Justeson, Desiree Klaar, Brad Monroe, Julie Schorr
Student members: Cesar Nuñez (Grossmont), Courtney Etnyre (Cuyamaca)
Lynn Ceresino Neault, Ed.D.
Denise Whisenhunt, J.D., president, Grossmont College
Jessica Robinson, Ed.D, interim president, Cuyamaca College