West Hills College Coalinga

Tel: (559)934-2000
2,543 students
Public institution

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West Hills College Coalinga strives to become a premiere interactive learner-centered community college recognized for its contribution to the educational, social, cultural, and economic vitality of the region and the state.
School Highlights:
West Hills College Coalinga serves 2,543 students (51% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 63%.
West Hills College Coalinga is one of 9 community colleges within Fresno County, CA.

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
West Hills College Coalinga 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 2,543 teachers has grown by 143% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,543 students
1,287 students
West Hills College Coalinga Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,302 students
832 students
West Hills College Coalinga Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,241 students
1,021 students
West Hills College Coalinga Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
West Hills College Coalinga sch enrollment West Hills College Coalinga sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
% Asian
3%
2%
West Hills College Coalinga Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
-
1%
% Hispanic
63%
7%
West Hills College Coalinga Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
7%
12%
West Hills College Coalinga Black (2006-2012)
% White
24%
66%
West Hills College Coalinga White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
-
2%
West Hills College Coalinga More (2010-2011)
West Hills College Coalinga sch ethnicity West Hills College Coalinga 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. 0.54 0.45
West Hills College Coalinga Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,380 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 121% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,000 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 86% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,380 $5,940
West Hills College Coalinga In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,000 $10,072
West Hills College Coalinga Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

West Hills College Coalinga (WHCC) is a member of the 109-campus California community college system. Several transformations have occurred in the past 73 years as the college has transitioned from an extension center to an independent institution to one of two colleges in the West Hills Community College District (WHCCD). WHCC is located in southwest Fresno County on State Highways 33 and 198, approximately twelve miles west of Interstate 5, almost midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The population for Coalinga is 11,668. The college also serves the rural communities of Huron, Mendota, Firebaugh, San Joaquin, Tranquillity, and Avenal. The college is located on a forty-acre campus, has a 137-acre campus farm, a 230-acre new farm, and one off-campus center in Firebaugh, approximately 55 miles northeast of Coalinga. The main college campus has two residence halls housing 180 students, and offers an extensive transportation system utilizing mini-vans. North District Center(NDC) provides student support services that relate directly to the college's mission and demonstrate the institution's commitment to providing student-centered learning opportunities for the center's diverse population. NDC provides Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS), Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), and a Mini-Corps program, as well as the traditional admissions, records, counseling, advising, financial aid, learning communities, learning resources, student activities, and cultural events to assist and educate its students. At West Hills College Coalinga you will receive a personal education from faculty and staff who have a deep understanding of and commitment to academic excellence. We offer a strong broad-based liberal arts curriculum; a variety of occupational training programs to strengthen local, regional, and statewide economic needs; a basic skills development core which prepares students for success; and an excellent residential campus experience not found in many two-year colleges.

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