300 Cherry Lane
Coalinga, CA 93210
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • 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 4,229 students (11% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,229 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,380
  • Out-state tuition: $8,490
  • Student:teacher ratio: 24:1
  • Minority enrollment: 88%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

West Hills College-Coalinga ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 179 teachers has grown by 265% over five years.
West Hills College-Coalinga
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
179 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of West Hills College-Coalinga has grown by 59% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 54:1 over five years.
The West Hills College-Coalinga diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,229 students
5,216 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
473 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,756 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
202 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
473 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,756 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
167 students
140 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
2%
14%
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% Hispanic
78%
45%
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% Black
4%
5%
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% White
12%
26%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
1%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.38
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.15%
4.57%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,700
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,380 is more than the state average of $1,246. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,490 is more than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has declined by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,380
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,490
$6,603
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
93%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$6,800
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$6,239
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does West Hills College-Coalinga cost?

West Hills College-Coalinga's tuition is approximately $1,380 for In-State students and $8,490 for Out-State students.

What is West Hills College-Coalinga's ranking?

West Hills College-Coalinga ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Average community college minority breakdown and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,229 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,380
  • Out-state tuition: $8,490
  • Student:teacher ratio: 24:1
  • Minority enrollment: 88%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Fresno County, CA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.60, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Fresno County, CA is San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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