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Golden West College Overview

Located in Huntington Beach, California, Golden West College is a public institution. Golden West College is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Golden West College Known For?

10,267 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Golden West College.
  • In 2017-2018, 31% of the faculty were full-time.

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Golden West College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Golden West College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Golden West College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Mathematics & Statistics Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Chemistry Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Physics Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Southeast Asian & Pacific Languages Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Foreign Languages & Linguistics Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Physical Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Psychology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Most Popular Visual & Performing Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Golden West College?

Location of Golden West College

Contact details for Golden West College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, CA 92647-2710
Phone: 714-892-7711
Website: www.goldenwestcollege.edu

How Do I Get Into Golden West College?

You can apply to Golden West College online at: https://www.opencccapply.net/uPortal/render.userLayoutRootNode.uP;jsessionid=F240D67DC5B513E57603C2FD523A2B5D

Since Golden West College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Golden West College?

1% Take Out Loans
9.3% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Golden West College, approximately 1% of students took out student loans averaging $4,618 a year. That adds up to $18,472 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Golden West College is 9.3%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Golden West College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,070 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,025 undergraduate students at Golden West College, with 4,070 being full-time and 7,955 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Golden West College

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,070 full-time undergraduates at Golden West College, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Golden West College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Golden West College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Golden West College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,091
Black or African American 86
Hispanic or Latino 1,451
White 925
International Students 194
Other Races/Ethnicities 323

Online Learning at Golden West College

1,610 Took All Classes Online
4,419 Took At Least One Class Online
5.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 4,419 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Golden West College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 167th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Golden West College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Golden West College was 5.5%. This is the #1,630 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Golden West College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Golden West College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Support & Assistant Services 62%
Business, Management & Marketing 36%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Golden West College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Golden West College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Romance Languages #19
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #33
General Social Sciences #33
Business Support & Assistant Services #87
Social Sciences #142

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Golden West College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 1 4,531 2,362 6,894
Biological & Physical Science 0 943 0 943
Health & Medical Administrative Services 559 0 0 559
Business Administration & Management 22 183 2 207
General Psychology 0 174 0 174
Criminal Justice & Corrections 19 96 30 145
Mathematics 0 119 0 119
Economics 0 112 0 112
Cosmetology 24 12 75 111
Nursing 0 82 0 82
Chemistry 0 80 0 80
Communication & Media Studies 0 71 0 71
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 70 0 70
American Sign Language 36 30 0 66
Physics 0 60 0 60
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 44 13 0 57
Design & Applied Arts 35 14 7 56
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 31 20 0 51
General Biology 0 49 0 49
Sociology 0 48 0 48
Horticulture 37 5 0 42
General English Literature 0 40 0 40
Accounting 24 10 0 34
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 34 0 34
History 0 31 0 31
Fine & Studio Arts 0 29 0 29
Health & Physical Education 0 20 0 20
Graphic Communications 10 3 0 13
Political Science & Government 0 12 0 12
Drama & Theater Arts 0 11 0 11
Business Support & Assistant Services 5 3 0 8
Anthropology 0 8 0 8
Philosophy 0 6 0 6
Computer Science 0 5 0 5
Computer Programming 3 1 0 4
Romance Languages 0 3 0 3
Entrepreneurial Studies 2 0 0 2
General Sales & Marketing 0 2 0 2
Southeast Asian & Pacific Languages 0 2 0 2
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 2 0 2
Geography & Cartography 0 2 0 2
Music 0 2 0 2
Environmental Control Technology 0 1 0 1
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 0 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0
International Business 0 0 0 0
Audiovisual Communications 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0
Dance 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 852 6,939 2,476 10,267

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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