Golden West College

Huntington Beach, CA 92647
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Golden West College is one of the one hundred three public 2-year colleges in California. The campus is located in a suburb, in Huntington Beach.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 11,610 students attend the school. Every year 34% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Golden West College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $1,104, and fees were $74. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $6,504 and $74 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students11,610
Student to Faculty Ratio27:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate66%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 0
Associate's degree 17 60
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 91.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1966 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$46/credit
In State Students$46/credit
Out of State Students$271/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $2,070 $2,070 $12,195
ADN 70 $3,220 $3,220 $18,970
BSN 125 $5,750 $5,750 $33,875
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 58% of Golden West College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 39% $4,496
Other Federal Grant 17% $469
State Grant & Scholarships 56% $1,774
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- --
Federal Student Loans 1% $6,548
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$4,169
$30,001 to $48,000$4,786
$48,001 to $75,000$7,345
$75,001 to $110,000$10,951
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Race/ethnicity unknown

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.
Golden West College
15744 Goldenwest St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

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