Golden West College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Huntington Beach, CA

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How much is the Golden West tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Golden West's tuition & fees is $1,196 for California residents and $11,084 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $24,992 for California residents and $34,880 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

Golden West Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,196
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$11,084
Books & Supplies Costs$1,152
Off-campus Room & Board$17,784
Off-campus Expenses$4,860
2023-2024 Estimates
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,206
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$14,362

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, Golden West' tuition is slightly lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in California, its tuition is slightly lower than the average tuition of $13,259.
Golden West College$1,196$11,084
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California 2-4 Years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Golden West and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Golden West CollegeHuntington Beach, CA$1,196$11,084
Allan Hancock CollegeSanta Maria, CA$1,156$9,436
College of the CanyonsSanta Clarita, CA$1,176$11,232
Contra Costa CollegeSan Pablo, CA$1,312$9,012
Cuesta CollegeSan Luis Obispo, CA$1,340$11,000
Cuyamaca CollegeEl Cajon, CA$1,340$10,636
East Los Angeles CollegeMonterey Park, CA$1,238$10,130
Evergreen Valley CollegeSan Jose, CA$1,366$8,718
Irvine Valley CollegeIrvine, CA$1,156$10,996
Lassen Community CollegeSusanville, CA$1,144$8,224
Los Angeles Harbor CollegeWilmington, CA$1,238$10,050

Financial Aid and COA

At Golden West College, 5,734 students (56%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $4,958.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Golden West is $29,922 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 744 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $8,623 and the average amount of student loans is $4,289.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$24,992$34,880
Tuition & Fees$1,196$11,084
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$23,796$23,796
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$20,034$29,922
Average Financial Aid$4,958$4,958
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship5,73456%$4,958
Pell Grants2,44424%$3,921
Federal Student Loan1171%$6,244
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid74483%-
Grants or Scholarships74383%$8,623
Federal Grants54260%$8,884
Pell Grants43849%$5,201
Other Federal Grants52759%$4,815
State/Local Grants69477%$2,293
Institutional Grants0--
Student Loan Aid91%$4,289
Federal Student Loans91%$4,289
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level427427$7,909
110,001 or more66$4,873

Student Population

Golden West College has a total of 10,053 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 4,385 male students and 5,804 female students attending Golden West. The school offers online degree programs and 4,090 students enrolled online exclusively (40.68% of all students).
Undergraduate10,189 4,3855,804

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, CA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered90 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population10,053
Graduation Rate41%
Transfer-out Rate8%
Retention Rate74% (Full-time), 36% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate26 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties128 (Full-time), 297 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs327 (Full-time), 308 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$106,870
Average Staff Salary$91,677