Golden West College
Huntington Beach, CA 92647-2710


Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 11,857
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Students with disability 4%
Student to faculty ratio 27:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Golden West College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

Golden West College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $6,144 and in-state students paid $1,104.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $7,496
In State Tuition
National Average = $3,466
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $7,623
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 64% of Golden West College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 46% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,532 (which is 3.8% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Golden West College in 2016-2017, was 16, which is 1% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,508 (which is 20.9% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,368
Federal Loan
National Average = $4,557
Financial aid
National Average = 79%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Golden West College has enrolled a total of 11,857 students (3,764 students full-time and 8,093 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 11,857 students, 1,699 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 46% men and 54% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,390 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Hispanic: 33%

White: 30%

Asian: 26%

Two or more races: 5%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Black/African American: 2%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Golden West College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 44% 3,517
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 7% 532 164
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 5% 388
Health Professions And Related Programs 3% 260
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 3% 249
Personal And Culinary Services 3% 227
Psychology 3% 202
Visual And Performing Arts 2% 140
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 1% 90
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 1% 86

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Golden West College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Golden West College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $23,200. Last year, out of the total 1,604 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,299 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,090 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,630 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $23,200 $30,400
Employment Rate 81% 78%
Total Graduates 1,604 2,090

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 2 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Golden West College.

Cypress College
6.6 mile away
Orange Coast College
6.9 mile away
Long Beach City College
10.2 mile away
Fullerton College
11 mile away
Cerritos College
11.8 mile away
Irvine Valley College
13.5 mile away
Santiago Canyon College
14.2 mile away
Downey Adult School
14.4 mile away