Golden West College

Huntington Beach, CA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 8,830
Graduate Enrollment: 0
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Highest degree awarded: Associate
Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander institution
Hispanic focused instituion
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Suburb: Large (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more)
Two-year, large // higher-part-time

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 0%

Male/Female: 46% / 54% (2017)

First generation college students: 53.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 9.5% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.7% (2017)

Test scores for admission:


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 60.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 38.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 24.6% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 17.2% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 25.6%
Black: 2.0%
Hispanic: 33.4%
Asian: 29.5%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.5%
2+ races: 4.9%
Non-resident alien: 2.7%
Unknown race: 1.3%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $11,843
In-State tuition: $1,186
Out-of-State tuition: $8,554

Estimated books and supplies: $643 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board:
Estimated on-campus other fees:

Estimated off-campus room & board: $17,253 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $0 (2022)

Average Family Income: $25,139 (2017)
Median Family Income: $17,597 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 22.6%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 1.1%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $7,179 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $76 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $3,213
$30k-48k $3,515
$48k-75k $6,429
$75k-110k $7,532
$110k+ $0

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 0%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 88.3% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $7,179 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $5,250 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $5,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $5,500 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 59.5% (2015)
@3 year 62.8% (2017)
@5 year 72.9% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 43.1% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 43.3% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $28,052 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $35,804 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Associate's Degree Economics. 112
Associate's Degree Sociology. 48
Associate's Degree Anthropology. 8
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services. 37
Associate's Degree Physics. 60
Associate's Degree Geography and Cartography. 2
Associate's Degree Political Science and Government. 12
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies. 31
Associate's Degree Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies. 20
Associate's Degree Visual and Performing Arts, General. 70
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Design and Applied Arts. 42
Associate's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 14
Associate's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 11
Associate's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 29
Associate's Degree Music. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Health and Medical Administrative Services. 559
Associate's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 82 $21,500 $134 $76,830 ($6,403) $88,521 ($7,377)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business Administration, Management and Operations. 24
Associate's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 183
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Accounting and Related Services. 24
Associate's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 10
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business Operations Support and Assistant Services. 5
Associate's Degree Business Operations Support and Assistant Services. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 2
Associate's Degree General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations. 2
Associate's Degree History. 31
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Graphic Communications. 10
Associate's Degree Graphic Communications. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer Programming. 3
Associate's Degree Computer Programming. 1
Associate's Degree Computer Science. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Services. 99
Associate's Degree Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Services. 12
Associate's Degree Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 44
Associate's Degree Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 13
Associate's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 34
Associate's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
Associate's Degree Southeast Asian and Australasian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma American Sign Language. 36
Associate's Degree American Sign Language. 30
Associate's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 40
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 2363
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 4531 $35,589 ($2,966)
Associate's Degree Biology, General. 49
Associate's Degree Mathematics. 119
Associate's Degree Biological and Physical Sciences. 943 $50,005 ($4,167)
Associate's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 20
Associate's Degree Philosophy. 6
Associate's Degree Chemistry. 80
Associate's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 2
Associate's Degree Psychology, General. 174 $27,206 ($2,267)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Criminal Justice and Corrections. 49
Associate's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 96
Associate's Degree Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services. 5
Associate's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 71 $37,695 ($3,141)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $106,866
Full time faculty: 28%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 26.0

School's endowment start of year: $9,310,330 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $11,311,597 (2022)