West Hills College-Coalinga

  • 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 4,198 students (17% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 77%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 179 teachers has grown by 98% over five years.
West Hills College-Coalinga(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty179 staff308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of West Hills College-Coalinga has grown by 58% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 54:1 over five years.
The West Hills College-Coalinga diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,198 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:124:1
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# Full-Time Students719 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students3,479 students6,350 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
169 students140 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
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% Asian
7%
12%
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% Hispanic
69%
47%
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% Black
4%
6%
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% White
13%
23%
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% Hawaiian
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% Two or more races
2%
4%
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% Non Resident races
-
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
6%
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Diversity Score0.500.70
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College Completion Rate
35%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,700$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,380 is less than the state average of $1,997. 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 $7,123. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,380$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,490$7,123
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$10,376
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,910$6,000
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Source: 2020 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to West Hills College-Coalinga is West Hills College-Lemoore (31.4 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 4,359 students | 31.40 Mi555 College Avenue
    Lemoore, CA 93245
    (559) 925-3000
    31.404,359
  • 24,806 students | 52.80 Mi1101 E. University Ave
    Fresno, CA 93741
    (559) 442-4600
    52.8024,806
  • 77 students | 55.70 Mi4985 East Andersen Ave
    Fresno, CA 93727
    (559) 453-0123
    55.7077
  • 6,621 students | 55.70 Mi8344 W Mineral King Ave
    Visalia, CA 93291
    (559) 734-9000
    55.706,621
  • 539 students | 56.90 Mi295 East Sierra Avenue
    Fresno, CA 93710
    (559) 448-8282
    56.90539
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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,997 per year for in-state students and $7,123 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,060 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.