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Golden West is a public college located in Huntington Beach, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,764 undergraduate students. The Golden West acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Natural Sciences. Graduating 43% of students, Golden West alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,200.
About Golden West College...
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
15744 Goldenwest St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

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Cost

Net Price
$9,846/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,649/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,289/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,596/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,809/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,845/ year
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Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
27:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.53 responses
44%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.54 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.54 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,764Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
8%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
81%
National
83%

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Golden West College Reviews

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Of the three Coast Community Colleges that I attended, Golden West is the best in the district! The programs seem to be, if not better financed, more aggressively structured, allowing the student to never feel the pains of an outdated class. Additionally, the campus has the best combination of architecture and nature that I've seen in the district. Climbing vines surround the quad and cafeteria, every building is lined with trees, and there's a wonderful (and often empty) garden, with more than one walking path!
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I have had a tough path figuring out what I want to be when I grow up. Other schools had left me drifting without direction. At Golden West, the staff is exceptional. If they do not know the answer, they find out and follow up with you! The professors and science courses are easily the best I have experienced for community college level.
From previous experience at my other community college, Goldenwest college has really helped me move forward and try harder to achieve a better GPA. The professors really took into consideration when I was having difficulties in a subject and taught me a lot through out the semesters. The location of the school was also 10 minutes away from my house and compared to other schools, Goldenwest had a different feeling. The environment was really nice and I enjoyed the effort they took to maintain a safe and beautiful.