Goal 1 - Grossmont College will support and maintain educational excellence.

  • Rated number four in the state for the highest percentage of transfers to CSU, with an increase in the overall transfer rate of 4%, and an increase in the transfer of under-represented students of 25%.
  • Requalified twenty-four courses for CAN designation; approved twenty- nine new courses for IGETC certification; and received approval for eight new courses for CSU Breadth certification.
  • Recruited 84 new UCSD UniversityLink students.
  • Utilized OSCAR (Online Services for Curriculum and Articulation Review) for the submission of 2003-04 UC Transfer Course Agreement.
  • Secured articulation necessary for final approval of Grossmontís new Japanese and Arabic AA degrees.
  • Expanded the articulation web page to include additional colleges and universities, and to include more comprehensive information for existing schools.
  • Continued to be number the one transfer institution to SDSU, while responding to their ever-changing transfer requirements by providing timely updates, services, and announcements to students.
  • Passed the national exam for Orthopedic Technology students with a 96% pass rate compared to a national pass rate of 72%.
  • Transferred 32 football student athletes (98 percent) of all sophomores, and three freshmen to DI-DIAA Schools, including scholarships to University of Nebraska, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Arizona State University, BYU, Temple University, etc.
  • Recognized a student athlete at the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete for the third year in a row.
  • Won four conference championships (Menís Baseball, Womenís Water Polo, Menís Water Polo), as well as Football in the State Finals, and the State Championship in Womenís Tennis for the third year in a row.
  • Received four Coach of the Year awards; Brian Harvey (Menís Water Polo), Dave Jordan (Conference, and State Football), Larry Larsen (Womenís Water Polo), Scott Strange (State Menís Tennis).
  • Served over 300 CalWORKs students in the areas of counseling and academic advising, job development, work study and childcare.
  • Won numerous Gold and Silver medals in Culinary Arts competition at various events.
  • Received regional and national awards for Media Communication student competition from organizations such as the National Broadcast Education Association, Associated Press, and San Diego News Writers.
  • Graduated the second Middle College HS class of 29 GUHSD students; who completed 177 units at Grossmont with an average high school GPA of 3.56, and a college GPA of 2.55.
  • Initiated 200 new members into the Grossmont College Chapter of International Honor Society for Two-Year Colleges, Phi Theta Kappa.
  • Voted the ďBest of San DiegoĒ in San Diego Union-Tribuneís reader poll
    for the second year in a row.
  • Graduated 113 nurses from the regular AND Nursing program; 32 from the weekend/evening nursing program, with 30 expected from the accelerated international nursing program Ė 175 AND nurses in 2004