West Hills College-Coalinga

Tel: (559)934-2000
2,846 students
Public institution
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 2,846 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 54:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.
West Hills College-Coalinga is one of 9 community colleges within Fresno County, CA.
The nearest community college is West Hills College-Lemoore (31.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 53 teachers has declined by 44% over five years.
West Hills College-Coalinga Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 53 staff
59 staff
West Hills College-Coalinga Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,846 teachers has grown by 172% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 54:1 has increased from 31:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,846 students
1,282 students
West Hills College-Coalinga Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 54:1
22:1
West Hills College-Coalinga student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,409 students
810 students
West Hills College-Coalinga Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,437 students
1,017 students
West Hills College-Coalinga Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
West Hills College-Coalinga Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
West Hills College-Coalinga American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
5%
2%
West Hills College-Coalinga Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
58%
7%
West Hills College-Coalinga Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
7%
12%
West Hills College-Coalinga Black (2006-2013)
% White
22%
57%
West Hills College-Coalinga White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
West Hills College-Coalinga More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
3%
3%
West Hills College-Coalinga Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
2%
2%
West Hills College-Coalinga non_resident (2006-2013)
West Hills College-Coalinga Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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 0.53
West Hills College-Coalinga Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,380 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 121% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,490 is less than the state average of $10,260. The out-state tuition has grown by 75% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,380 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,490 $10,260
West Hills College-Coalinga Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 177 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 82%
89%
West Hills College-Coalinga % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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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Did You Know?
Fresno, CA community colleges have a 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. of 0.57, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Fresno, CA is Fresno City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.