Golden West College: Ranking & Review

Huntington Beach Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 2018 6860
Top 41%

Golden West College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

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
Off-campus $20,521 $25,921
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 Humanities 1,838 1,838
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 214 214
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 161 161
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 135 135
Psychology 101 101
Personal and Culinary Services 98 98
Health Professions and Related Programs 77 77
Visual and Performing Arts 70 70
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 63 63
Social Sciences 51 51
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians 44 44
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 33 33
History 31 31
English Language and Literature & Letters 21 21
Mathematics and Statistics 21 21
Physical Sciences 20 20
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 20 20
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 18 18
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 16 16
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services 14 14
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 12 12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 7 7
Philosophy and Religious Studies 3 3
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