Grays Harbor College (GHC)
1620 Edward P Smith Drive, Aberdeen, WA
- FAFSA School Code: 003779
- Phone: (360) 532-9020
- School Homepage
- Phone: (360) 538-4026
- Admissions Page
Financial Aid Office
- Phone: (360) 538-4081
- Financial Aid Page
Grays Harbor College, located in Aberdeen, Washington, was founded in 1930. The school was formed through the efforts of residents in Aberdeen, and operated as a private institution until 1945, when the local school district took control of its operation. The school began construction and expansion with the new financial resources at its disposal, beginning operation in the new buildings in 1958. The school has experienced expansion ever since, with new buildings, centers, and resources being added as recently as 2007. In addition to the main campus, the school operates learning center in Ilwaco, North Aberdeen, South Aberdeen, and Raymond.
Grays Harbor College is a comprehensive community college that offers academic transfer and career training opportunities in order to meet the personal and professional goals of students.. Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of education locally and at low cost, followed by transfer to a college or university to complete their bachelor's degree. Career training programs are for individuals seeking long term employment in skill oriented high demand fields or industries. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a degree or certificate upon completion.
Programs offered include:
Individuals interested in enrollment at GHC may do so by completing an application for admission and paying the associated fees. Students should be at least eighteen years of age or have a high school diploma. Students are asked to provide transcripts and test scores if available, and to meet with a counselor prior to registration to discuss program enrollment options. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and is awarded based on need as determined by the information provided by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
See how Grays Harbor College ranks among other Washington community colleges based on transfer-out rates to other colleges and 4-year universities.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,800. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $3,100-$3,800
- Out-of-State: $8,300-$9,984
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $96-$120 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $270-$320 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||73%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||69%||$5,640|
|Receiving Student Loans||10%||$4,536|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 9%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Grays Harbor College may offer student services like:
- Distance learning
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
- Day care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for this school compared to community colleges located in Washington, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
|GHC||Grays Harbor County||Washington|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1994)
- Compare all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Washington
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Grays Harbor College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)
- Landscaping and Groundskeeping (C)
- Aquaculture (C)
Business and Marketing Studies
- Office Management (A, C)
- Bookkeeping (A, C)
- General Office Occupations and Clerical Services (C)
- Commerce (A)
- Business Administration (A, C)
- Entrepreneurial Studies (C)
Computer and Information Sciences
- Data Entry and Microcomputer Applications (C)
- Data Processing (C)
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Liberal Arts (A)
Mechanic and Repair Technology
- Mechanic and Repair Technologies (A, C)
- Diesel Mechanic (A, C)
- Auto Mechanic (A, C)
- Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies (A, C)
Natural Resources and Conservation
- Physical Sciences (A)
- Welding (A, C)
- Cabinetmaking and Millwork (C)
Security and Protective Services
- Police Science (A, C)
Transportation and Materials Moving
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Grays Harbor College.
- South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, WA (41 miles away)
- Clatsop Community College in Astoria, OR (53 miles away)
- Pierce College District 11 in Lakewood, WA (60 miles away)
- Tacoma Community College in Tacoma, WA (64 miles away)
- Lower Columbia College in Longview, WA (70 miles away)