2022 Student Population

A total of 10,189 students have enrolled at Golden West College (all undergraduate).
By gender, 4,385 male and 5,804 female students are attending the school. By attendance status, there are 2,963 full-time students and 7,226 part-time students.
The number of students at Golden West College is relatively small compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Allan Hancock College and College of the Canyons, its population is average (average population is 10,544).
Golden West College offers online degree/certificate programs and 5,846 students enrolled in online programs.

Enrollment Chart

Enrollment by Gender/Attending Status

By gender, there are 4,385 male and 5,804 female students attending the school. The male-to-female ratio is 0.76 to 1 and the ratio is average (the average male-to-female ratio over all U.S. colleges is 0.75 to 1).
The following table and chart show the student population by gender and attending status.

Gender Distribution Table

Population by Gender/Attending Status at

Gedner Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

By race/ethnicity, there are 3,544 Hispanic students (34.78%) and 2,984 Asian students (29.29%) at Golden West College(top 2 most races/ethnicities). The following table summarizes the population diversity by race at Golden West College.

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity Table

Population by Race/Ethnicity at Golden West College
American Indian or Alaska Native18810
Black or African American19410886
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander493019
Two or More Races494235259
Race/Ethnicity Unknown1326567
Total 10,1894,3855,804

Race/Ethnicity Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Student Age

By age, there are 7,338 students whose age under twenty five and 1,474 students whose age is over thirty years old at Golden West College.
Especially, 901 students are younger than eighteen and 54 students are older than sixty five.
The following table and chart show the student population by student age at Golden West College.

Enrollment by Student Age Table

Population by Student Age at Golden West College
Total10,189 4,3855,804
Under 18901 415486
18-192,748 1,2491,499
20-212,084 9831,101
22-241,605 662943
25-291,377 568809
30-34642 230412
35-39318 110208
40-49296 93203
50-64164 50114
65 and over54 2529
Total 10,189 4,3855,804

Student Age Distribution Chart

Online Student Population

At Golden West College, 8,804 students (86.41% of total enrollment) take online classes to get their degrees. Among them, 5,846 students enrolled exclusively in online classes (i.e. no off-line attendance required) and others are taking online courses with off-line courses. The following tables describe the number of students who enrolled in one or more online courses.
By location of enrolled students, 5,671 students live in California where Golden West College is located in and 15 students have enrolled from other states.

Online Enrollment Table

Enrollment TypeStudent Location
Online Student Population
Number of Students
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Classes5,846
Enrolled Some in Online Classes2,958
Not Enrolled in Online Classes1,385
Online Student Population by Student Location
Number of Students
Total (Enrolled Excl.)5,846
California Residents5,671
Other State in U.S.15
Outside of U.S.155

Online Enrollment Chart