Community Colleges
#45 in Community Colleges

Overview

Golden West College is ranked 45th in Community Colleges.
Next statements evaluate Golden West College by comparing key academic facts to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California.
  • It has average tuition & fees of $8,386.
  • It has average number of students of 11,621.
  • It offers relatively fewer area of study (79 programs).

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees of Golden West are $8,386 (out-of-state rate) and it is average compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California.

Golden West College $8,386

All U.S. Colleges $17,692

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges $8,177

2-4 Years Colleges $13,123

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California $7,935

Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate at Golden West is 36% and it is average compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California.

Golden West College 36%

All U.S. Colleges 56%

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges 34%

2-4 Years Colleges 47%

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California 33%

Transfer-out Rate

The average transfer-out rate at Golden West is 10% and it is average compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California.

Golden West College 10%

All U.S. Colleges 21%

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges 17%

2-4 Years Colleges 16%

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California 10%

Retention Rate

The average retention rate at Golden West is 72% and it is average compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California.

Golden West College 72%

All U.S. Colleges 69%

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges 61%

2-4 Years Colleges 65%

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California 70%

Student Population

The total student population at Golden West is 11,621 and its population average compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California.

Golden West College 11,621

All U.S. Colleges 2,931

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges 5,796

2-4 Years Colleges 3,035

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California 11,761

Financial Aid Amount

The average amount of financial aid received at Golden West is $2,610 which is 31.12% of tuition & fees. The rate of the financial aid over its tuition is lower compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California.

Golden West College $2,610

All U.S. Colleges $7,676

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges $4,837

2-4 Years Colleges $4,948

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California $4,718

Student to Faculty Ratio

The students to faculty ratio at Golden West is 28 to 1 and the ratio is higher (more students per class/faculty) compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California.

Golden West College 28 to 1

All U.S. Colleges 15 to 1

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges 18 to 1

2-4 Years Colleges 17 to 1

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California 25 to 1

Number of Programs

Golden West offers 79 programs and it means relatively fewer area of study compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California.

Golden West College 79

All U.S. Colleges 37

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges 68

2-4 Years Colleges 39

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California 97

Number of Online Programs

Golden West offers 4 online programs and it means few online programs compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California.

Golden West College 4

All U.S. Colleges 13

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges 10

2-4 Years Colleges 10

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California 7