Golden West College: Ranking & Review

Huntington Beach
United States
Top 41%

Golden West College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)11,6105,3476,263

4,128 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,462 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

Golden West College has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Golden West College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

Golden West College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$1,104$6,504
Fees for full-time undergraduates$74$74
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$46$271

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1,8381,838
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services214214
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies161161
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service135135
Personal and Culinary Services9898
Health Professions and Related Programs7777
Visual and Performing Arts7070
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs6363
Social Sciences5151
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians4444
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3333
English Language and Literature & Letters2121
Mathematics and Statistics2121
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields2020
Physical Sciences2020
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1818
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1616
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services1414
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1212
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services77
Philosophy and Religious Studies33
Architecture and Related Services
Grand Total3,0683,068

A total of 3,068 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Golden West College.

Graduation rate34%33%36%
  • Full-time retention rate - 66%
  • Part-time retention rate - 49%

General info

Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff473
Instructional FTE252
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional

Location and Contacts

Address15744 Goldenwest St.
Huntington Beach, California, 92647-2710
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population190,000