Golden West College

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General Information

Admission Office

15744 Golden West Street, Box 2748
Huntington Beach, CA 92647-2748
(714) 895-8306
Fax: (714) 895-8960

Contact: Shirley Donnelly
Director Enrollment Services

Main Address

15744 Golden West Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 892-7711


Total undergrads: 13,265
Degree-seeking undergrads: 8,983


Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No
Admissions Policies/Requirements

A note about the college’s admission requirements: Any student at least 18 years of age eligible for admission. Limited admission to police academy and nursing program. Nursing applicants accepted on basis of prerequisite courses completed and GPA.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Horticulture Science A,C

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General A
Commercial/Advertising Art A,C
Dance A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Fine/Studio Arts A
Music – General A
Music – General Performance A,C
Music Theory/Composition A,C
Photography A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business – General A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
Office Clerical Services A,C
Office Management A,C
Real Estate A,C
Sales and Distribution A,C

Communications & Journalism
Broadcast Journalism A,C
Journalism A,C
Public Relations A,C

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Graphics C
Computer Science C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A

Physical Education A

Engineering Technologies
Architectural Engineering Technology A,C
Drafting and Design Technology A,C

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General A
Speech/Rhetorical Studies A

Foreign Language & Literature
Foreign Language & Literature – General A
French A
German A
Sign Language Interpretation A,C
Spanish A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Nursing (RN) A
Predentistry A
Premedicine A
Prepharmacy A
Preveterinary Medicine A

History – General A

Law & Legal Studies
Legal Administrative Assistance A,C
Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Auto Body Repair A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Diesel Mechanics A

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological/Physical Sciences A

Personal & Culinary Services
Cosmetology A,C

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy A

Physical Sciences
Astronomy A
Chemistry A
Geology A

Psychology – General A

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice Studies A,C
Law Enforcement Administration A,C

Social Sciences
Anthropology A
Economics A
Political Science/Government A
Social Sciences – General A
Sociology A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Golden West College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (714) 892-7711
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:;jsessionid=F240D67DC5B513E57603C2FD523A2B5D
Address: 15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, CA 92647-2710
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 12,025
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 29 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 7,053 (59% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $1,180
Out-of-state Tuition: $7,804
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 72%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,439

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Golden West College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Golden West College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 11
Architecture and Related Services 11
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 86
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 32
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 12
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 33
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 15
Health Professions and Related Programs 21
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 23
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 22
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Personal and Culinary Services 21
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 3
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 6
Visual and Performing Arts 36
Grand total 3153

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Golden West College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $1,180
Out-of-state $7,804
Books and supplies $1,917

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 900 72%
Grant or scholarship aid 894 72% $5,439
Student loan aid 32 3% $5,723

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 6,552 56% $2,832
Federal student loans 235 2% $5,787

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Golden West College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Golden West College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Golden West College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 12,025
Undergraduate enrollment 12,025
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Golden West College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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