Golden West College

15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach
CA, 92647-2710
Tel: (714)892-7711
12,260 students
Public institution

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The mission of Golden West College is to support students' goals and interests in higher education, develop their employment skills, prepare them to be productive citizens, and respond to community needs by providing a range and variety of educational programs; two year degrees; transfer preparation; career and technical training, and remedial activities. We encourage all members of our learning communities to grow to their maximum potential as they contribute to the well-being of our diverse society.
School Highlights:
Golden West College serves 12,260 students (36% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 63%.
Golden West College is one of 18 community colleges within Orange County, CA.
The nearest community college is Platt College-Newport Beach (0.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Golden West College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 12,260 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 55:1 has increased from 42:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.66 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
12,260 students
1,287 students
Golden West College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
4,463 students
832 students
Golden West College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 7,797 students
1,021 students
Golden West College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Golden West College sch enrollment Golden West College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
24%
2%
Golden West College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
-
1%
% Hispanic
22%
7%
Golden West College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
2%
12%
Golden West College Black (2006-2012)
% White
48%
66%
Golden West College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Golden West College More (2009-2012)
Golden West College sch ethnicity Golden West College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.66 0.45
Golden West College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,172 is less than the state average of $5,917. The in-state tuition has grown by 70% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,204 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,172 $5,917
Golden West College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,204 $10,050
Golden West College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Golden West College is part of the California Community College system and was founded in 1965. On 120 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, GWC serves 13,000 students and is considered a medium-size, two-year college. GWC provides an Associate degree in most subjects, a strong university transfer program, in addition to a wide variety of short-term vocational [Certificate] options-- offering over 60 major areas. It provides a safe and secure location, a multicultural environment, an active student body and is proud of its newly developed honors program. The college is highly regarded for academic quality and innovation. In its earliest years, the college was recognized for its pioneering leadership in designing learning-centered programs and services for its student body and continues in that tradition to this day. Golden West College is committed to excellence and endeavors to provide an optimum teaching and learning environment. This will be demonstrated by innovation which embraces demographic and technological changes. Golden West College is fortunate to be located in one of the safest cities in the country. Our educational philosophy is founded on ethical conduct and teamwork. To ensure institutional excellence, we continually challenge, test, reevaluate and raise our standards. As an educational organization, we have high expectations and believe that our success depends upon the combined capability and contribution of faculty, staff, students and members of our community. Golden West College offers many Career Certificate programs that prepare students by providing them with the entry or advanced level knowledge and skills critical for successful employment. Our Career Certificate programs are taught by highly qualified faculty who are dedicated to the students they serve and provide them with the best education possible. The Performing Arts Department, a part of the Creative Arts Division at Golden West College, provides an excellent education for students of Dance Multi Media, Music, and Theater. You will be taught by instructors who are highly regarded professionals in their fields.

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