Golden West College: Review & Facts

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Golden West College is a large two-year, public school with 12,335 students enrolled. This college was established in 1965 and is one of the 2 schools and colleges located in Huntington Beach, California.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
38
At Golden West College you can obtain your several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, associate's degree, or 2-year certificate.

GWC deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers 38 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Cosmetology, Nursing, Criminal Justice, and Biology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges and schools.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. However, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
76%
The student retention rate at Golden West College is fair at 76% (close to California average). Considering this statistic, apparently students enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Golden West College is low: 36%. About 18% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at GWC is quite disappointing -- 35:1. Find out more details on instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$5,300
Average tuition charges are low, $5,200 a year. The additional fees at GWC not covered by tuition are roughly $100; this totals $5,300 per academic year.

Read the details about Golden West College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The college might accept dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) earned prior to admission.

To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about enrolling to Golden West College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (714) 892-7711 or check Golden West College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
C-
Golden West College offers a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is an amazing option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at GWC, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
At this moment there is no on-campus housing at Golden West College.

Based on the college crime numbers, Golden West College appears to be a relatively unsafe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Golden West College Location and Maps



Post Address: Golden West College, 15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, California 92647-2710, USA
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