Golden West College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$1,104

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$6,010

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

9.33%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

11,610

31.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

34.3%

417 Graduates

About

Golden West College is a higher education institution located in Orange County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Golden West College were .

In 2017, 3,068 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Golden West College. 56.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,060 degrees), 1.22 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (870 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Golden West College is $1,104, which is $-6,310 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Golden West College is $1,104, which is $-6,310 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,010.

In 2017, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 2% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,104

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Golden West College was $1,104. The cost of tuition at Golden West College is $-6,310 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$6,010

2017 Value

39%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Golden West College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,010. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Golden West College grew by 39%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,492

Room and Board

$1,791

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Golden West College was of $12,492 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,791. The cost of room and board decreased by 35.5% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

54%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

2%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

54% of undergraduate students at Golden West College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 6.9% with respect to 2016, when 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

9.33%

2016 Default Rate

21

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Golden West College was 9.33%, which represents 21 out of the 225 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Golden West College has a total enrollment of 11,610 students. The full-time enrollment at Golden West College is 3,636 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,974. This means that 31.3% of students enrolled at Golden West College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Golden West College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 34.2% Hispanic or Latino, 29% White, 25.5% Asian, 5.09% Two or More Races, 2.25% Black or African American, 0.5% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.258% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Golden West College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (17.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (15%) and Asian Male (13.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

31.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Golden West College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,610 students. The full-time enrollment at Golden West College is 3,636 and the part-time enrollment is 7,974. This means that 31.3% of students enrolled at Golden West College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Golden West College was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Golden West College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    3,976

  2. White

    3,368

  3. Asian

    2,964

The enrolled student population at Golden West College is 34.2% Hispanic or Latino, 29% White, 25.5% Asian, 5.09% Two or More Races, 2.25% Black or African American, 0.5% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.258% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 44 students (0.379%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 414 more women than men received degrees from Golden West College. The majority of degree recipients at Golden West College are white (1,060 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (870 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Golden West College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Golden West College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,838 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (161 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (33 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Golden West College are Elementary & middle school teachers (239,451 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (161,557 people), Other managers (140,167 people), Police officers (131,150 people), and Postsecondary teachers (81,319 people).

The most specialized majors at Golden West College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,838 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (161 degrees), Language & Linguistics (33 degrees), History (31 degrees), and Protective Services (135 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Golden West College are Surgeons, Dentists, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Golden West College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,838 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (161 degrees), Language & Linguistics (33 degrees), History (31 degrees), and Protective Services (135 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Golden West College are Elementary & secondary schools (437,304 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (346,660 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (197,616 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (157,008 people), and Legal services (139,529 people).

The most specialized majors at Golden West College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,838 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (161 degrees), Language & Linguistics (33 degrees), History (31 degrees), and Protective Services (135 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Golden West College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Golden West College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,327

  2. 1,741

In 2017, 1,327 degrees were awarded to men at Golden West College, which is 0.762 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,741).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 744 degrees were awarded to men at Golden West College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.757 times less than the 983 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 983 degrees were awarded to women at Golden West College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.32 times more than the 744 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%

100% Completion Time

37%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 13% of students graduating from Golden West College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (47.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Golden West College is Female and Asian (47.2% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.959% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,060 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    870 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    857 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Golden West College is white (1,060 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (870 degrees).

0.782% of degree recipients (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    615 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    514 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    473 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Golden West College is white female (615 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (514 degrees).

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Operations

Golden West College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.99M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $164k (8.24%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Golden West College had a total salary expenditure of $95.1M. Golden West College employs 134 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Golden West College are Female Instructors (81), Male Instructors(53), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Golden West College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 78 employees, Management, with 43 employees, and Service with 42 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.99M

2017 Endowment

7.5%

growth from 2016

Golden West College has an endowment valued at about $1.99M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Golden West College grew 7.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.67M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.99M - Federal

  2. $10.8M - State

  3. $6.87M - Local

As of 2017, Golden West College received $2.99M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10.8M from state grants and contracts, and $6.87M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$40.8M

2017 Salaries

6.2%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Golden West College paid a median of $40.8M in salaries, which represents 42.9% of their overall expenditure ($95.1M) and a 6.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.83% growth from 2015 and a 3.09% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14M

Instructional Salaries

134

Number of Employees

In 2017, Golden West College paid a total of $14M to 134 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.95M (28.7%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

134 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

78 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Golden West College were Instructor with 134 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Golden West College were Office and Administrative Support with 78 employees; Management with 43 employees; and Service with 42 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Golden West College was Female Instructor with 81 employees, Male Instructor with 53 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Golden West College.

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