West Hills College Coalinga

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West Hills College, locally referred to as WHC, is a 2-year public college located in the San Joaquin Valley. The college offers various certificate and undergraduate degree programs. The college includes two campuses, the main campus in Coalinga, which serves about 1,200 students annually, and another in Lemoore, with approximately 3,200 students. The college also offers classes at the Lemoore Naval Air Station in Firebaugh.

General Information

Admission Office

300 Cherry Lane

Coalinga, CA 93210

(559) 934-2300

(800) 266-1114

Fax: (559) 935-2788

[email protected]

Contact: Keith Stearns

Director of Academic & Information Systems
Main Address

300 Cherry Lane

Coalinga, CA 93210

(559) 934-2000

www.westhillscollege.com
Size

Total undergrads: 3,926

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,005

Setting

Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

A note about the college’s admission requirements: 7-12 students admitted with parental permission and principal of the educational institution recommendation as special students.

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $501 $501 $624 $624 0.00%
Books and Supplies $2,000 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $5,296 $5,700 $5,700 $7,260 +27.37%
Other $2,200 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $5,700 $6,000 $6,000 $6,000 0.00%
Other $3,000 $3,500 $3,500 $3,500 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $9,997 $11,201 $11,324 $12,884 +13.78%
In-state Off Campus $11,201 $12,501 $12,624 $12,624 0.00%
In-state with Family $2,501 $3,001 $3,124 $3,124 0.00%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 174 79%
Grant or scholarship aid 174 79% $627,503 $3,606
• Federal grants 129 59% $450,298 $3,491
• Pell grants 129 59% $441,498 $3,422
• Other federal grants 36 16% $8,800 $244
State and local government grant or scholarships 129 59% $122,406 $949
Institutional scholarships or grants 68 31% $54,799 $806
Student loan financial aid 38 17% $145,634 $3,832
• Federal student loans 38 17% $145,634 $3,832
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 198 133
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 17 6
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping 1
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 2 5
Business Administration and Management, General 15
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Radio and Television 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2 4
Data Entry/microcomputer Applications, General 2 4
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 49 96
Health/medical Preparatory Programs, Other 4
Psychiatric/mental Health Services Technician 45 96
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 14
Corrections 2
Criminal Justice/police Science 12
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 93 11
Humanities/humanistic Studies 6
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 87 11
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 8
Biological and Physical Sciences 8
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/fitness, General
Psychology 5
Psychology, General 5
Social Sciences 3
Geography
Social Sciences, General 3
Visual and Performing Arts 2 1
Art/art Studies, General 1
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 1
Technical Theatre/theatre Design and Technology 1
Work and Family Studies 5 14
Child Care Provider/assistant 5 14
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Business A
Agriculture – General A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Commercial/Advertising Art A,C
Fine/Studio Arts 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
Management Information Systems A,C
Office Clerical Services A,C

Communications & Journalism

Communication, General A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – Specific Applications A,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Information Sciences/Systems C

Education

Early Childhood Education A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health Services – General A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Psychology

Psychology – General A

Security & Protective Services

Police Science A

Social Sciences

Criminology A
Geography A
Social Sciences – General 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.


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