West Hills College-Coalinga

Tel: (559)934-2000
2,650 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 2,650 students (33% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • West Hills College-Coalinga is one of 6 community colleges within Fresno County, CA.
  • The nearest community college is West Hills College-Lemoore (31.50 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 49 teachers has declined by 45% over five years.
West Hills College-Coalinga (CA) 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
Total Faculty 49 staff 78 staff
West Hills College-Coalinga Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,650 has declined by 6% over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.62 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,650 students 2,419 students
West Hills College-Coalinga Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 869 students 1,297 students
West Hills College-Coalinga Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 1,781 students 5,258 students
West Hills College-Coalinga Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
West Hills College-Coalinga Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
177 144
% American Indian/Alaskan
West Hills College-Coalinga American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
West Hills College-Coalinga Asian (2007-2015)
% Hispanic
West Hills College-Coalinga Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
West Hills College-Coalinga Black (2007-2015)
% White
West Hills College-Coalinga White (2007-2015)
% Hawaiian
West Hills College-Coalinga Hawaiian (2009-2012)
% Two or more races
West Hills College-Coalinga More (2011-2015)
% Non Resident races
West Hills College-Coalinga Non Resident (2007-2015)
% Unknown races
West Hills College-Coalinga Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.62 0.73
West Hills College-Coalinga Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,380 is more than the state average of $1,220. The in-state tuition has grown by 59% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,000 is more than the state average of $6,184. The out-state tuition has grown by 71% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,380 $1,220
West Hills College-Coalinga In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,000 $6,184
West Hills College-Coalinga Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 85% 81%
West Hills College-Coalinga % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (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 County, 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 0.63, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Fresno County, CA is Institute of Technology Inc. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.