(no rates, less than 6 years of data)
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Persistence
Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2009-10 tracked for six years through 2014-15 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.
COLLEGE PREPARED
78.6%
N=518
Gender
%
FEMALE
80.5
MALE
76.3
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Age
%
UNDER 20
80.0
20-24
76.3
25-39
47.1
40 OR OVER
75.0
*
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
100.0
*
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
50.0
*
ASIAN
77.2
FILIPINO
55.6
*
HISPANIC
79.8
PACIFIC ISLANDER
66.7
*
WHITE
81.1
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UNPREPARED FOR COLLEGE
77.3%
N=1,288
Gender
%
FEMALE
77.9
MALE
76.5
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Age
%
UNDER 20
78.5
20-24
71.3
25-39
76.1
40 OR OVER
77.5
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
78.3
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
62.5
*
ASIAN
82.5
FILIPINO
76.5
HISPANIC
71.3
PACIFIC ISLANDER
33.3
*
WHITE
77.5
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OVERALL
77.6%
N=1,806
Gender
%
FEMALE
78.6
MALE
76.5
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Age
%
UNDER 20
79.0
20-24
72.2
25-39
72.2
40 OR OVER
77.3
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
80.0
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
60.0
ASIAN
81.3
FILIPINO
69.2
HISPANIC
73.2
PACIFIC ISLANDER
41.7
WHITE
79.0
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0%: Cohort with no students attaining an outcome
N/A: Cohort has no students
*: Cohort fewer than 10 students
Percentage of Unprepared Students: 71%
COLLEGE PREPARED: Student’s lowest course attempted in Math and/or English was college level
UNPREPARED FOR COLLEGE: Student’s lowest course attempted in Math and/or English was remedial level
OVERALL: Student attempted any level of Math or English in the first three years
COLLEGE PREPARED UNPREPARED FOR COLLEGE OVERALL
Students 518 Students 1,288 Students 1,806
GENDER GENDER GENDER
Female 266 Female 665 Female 931
Male 245 Male 609 Male 854
AGE AGE AGE
Less than 20 years old 455 Less than 20 years old 925 Less than 20 years old 1,380
20 to 24 years old 38 20 to 24 years old 174 20 to 24 years old 212
25 to 39 years old 17 25 to 39 years old 109 25 to 39 years old 126
40 or more years old * 40 or more years old * 40 or more years old 88
ETHNICITY/RACE ETHNICITY/RACE ETHNICITY/RACE
African American * African American * African American 25
American Indian/Alaska Native * American Indian/Alaska Native * American Indian/Alaska Native 10
Asian 127 Asian 457 Asian 584
Filipino * Filipino * Filipino 26
Hispanic 99 Hispanic 356 Hispanic 455
Pacific Islander * Pacific Islander * Pacific Islander 12
White 243 White 347 White 590
*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
Percentage of Unprepared Students: 71%
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Remedial/ESL
Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2014-15 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2009-10 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.
REMEDIAL MATH
31.0%
N=977
Gender
%
FEMALE
33.1
MALE
27.6
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Age
%
UNDER 20
31.3
20-24
28.4
25-39
37.2
40 OR OVER
22.2
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
22.2
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
0.0
*
ASIAN
37.6
FILIPINO
27.3
HISPANIC
27.5
PACIFIC ISLANDER
16.7
*
WHITE
31.6
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REMEDIAL ENGLISH
49.9%
N=1,533
Gender
%
FEMALE
50.3
MALE
49.9
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Age
%
UNDER 20
56.5
20-24
43.7
25-39
44.4
40 OR OVER
23.9
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
37.1
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
22.2
*
ASIAN
56.9
FILIPINO
47.6
HISPANIC
42.2
PACIFIC ISLANDER
50.0
WHITE
52.4
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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)
29.2%
N=493
Gender
%
FEMALE
29.2
MALE
30.7
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Age
%
UNDER 20
44.6
20-24
46.0
25-39
23.6
40 OR OVER
10.7
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
0.0
*
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
N/A
*
ASIAN
31.7
FILIPINO
33.3
*
HISPANIC
12.9
PACIFIC ISLANDER
N/A
*
WHITE
12.5
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N/A: Cohort has no students
*: Cohort fewer than 10 students
REMEDIAL MATH REMEDIAL ENGLISH ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)
Students 977 Students 1,533 Students 493
GENDER GENDER GENDER
Female 529 Female 805 Female 291
Male 438 Male 713 Male 189
AGE AGE AGE
Less than 20 years old 457 Less than 20 years old 901 Less than 20 years old 83
20 to 24 years old 257 20 to 24 years old 316 20 to 24 years old 126
25 to 39 years old 191 25 to 39 years old 207 25 to 39 years old 144
40 or more years old 72 40 or more years old 109 40 or more years old 140
ETHNICITY/RACE ETHNICITY/RACE ETHNICITY/RACE
African American 18 African American 35 African American *
American Indian/Alaska Native * American Indian/Alaska Native * American Indian/Alaska Native *
Asian 173 Asian 536 Asian 419
Filipino 11 Filipino 21 Filipino *
Hispanic 338 Hispanic 467 Hispanic 31
Pacific Islander * Pacific Islander 14 Pacific Islander *
White 367 White 368 White 32
*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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30 Units
Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2009-10 tracked for six years through 2014-15 who achieved at least 30 units.
COLLEGE PREPARED
76.4%
N=518
Gender
%
FEMALE
80.5
MALE
72.2
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Age
%
UNDER 20
79.3
20-24
63.2
25-39
41.2
40 OR OVER
50.0
*
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
100.0
*
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
100.0
*
ASIAN
79.5
FILIPINO
44.4
*
HISPANIC
71.7
PACIFIC ISLANDER
100.0
*
WHITE
77.8
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UNPREPARED FOR COLLEGE
68.9%
N=1,288
Gender
%
FEMALE
68.4
MALE
69.0
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Age
%
UNDER 20
69.0
20-24
70.7
25-39
65.1
40 OR OVER
68.8
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
69.6
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
62.5
*
ASIAN
82.5
FILIPINO
64.7
HISPANIC
56.2
PACIFIC ISLANDER
55.6
*
WHITE
66.6
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OVERALL
71.0%
N=1,806
Gender
%
FEMALE
71.9
MALE
69.9
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Age
%
UNDER 20
72.4
20-24
69.3
25-39
61.9
40 OR OVER
67.0
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
72.0
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
70.0
ASIAN
81.8
FILIPINO
57.7
HISPANIC
59.6
PACIFIC ISLANDER
66.7
WHITE
71.2
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0%: Cohort with no students attaining an outcome
N/A: Cohort has no students
*: Cohort fewer than 10 students
Percentage of Unprepared Students: 71%
COLLEGE PREPARED: Student’s lowest course attempted in Math and/or English was college level
UNPREPARED FOR COLLEGE: Student’s lowest course attempted in Math and/or English was remedial level
OVERALL: Student attempted any level of Math or English in the first three years
COLLEGE PREPARED UNPREPARED FOR COLLEGE OVERALL
Students 518 Students 1,288 Students 1,806
GENDER GENDER GENDER
Female 266 Female 665 Female 931
Male 245 Male 609 Male 854
AGE AGE AGE
Less than 20 years old 455 Less than 20 years old 925 Less than 20 years old 1,380
20 to 24 years old 38 20 to 24 years old 174 20 to 24 years old 212
25 to 39 years old 17 25 to 39 years old 109 25 to 39 years old 126
40 or more years old * 40 or more years old * 40 or more years old 88
ETHNICITY/RACE ETHNICITY/RACE ETHNICITY/RACE
African American * African American * African American 25
American Indian/Alaska Native * American Indian/Alaska Native * American Indian/Alaska Native 10
Asian 127 Asian 457 Asian 584
Filipino * Filipino * Filipino 26
Hispanic 99 Hispanic 356 Hispanic 455
Pacific Islander * Pacific Islander * Pacific Islander 12
White 243 White 347 White 590
*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
Percentage of Unprepared Students: 71%
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Completion
Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2009-10 tracked for six years through 2014-15 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.
COLLEGE PREPARED
67.2%
N=518
Gender
%
FEMALE
69.2
MALE
65.7
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Age
%
UNDER 20
70.8
20-24
47.4
25-39
35.3
40 OR OVER
25.0
*
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
100.0
*
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
50.0
*
ASIAN
81.1
FILIPINO
55.6
*
HISPANIC
54.5
PACIFIC ISLANDER
66.7
*
WHITE
65.8
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UNPREPARED FOR COLLEGE
46.1%
N=1,288
Gender
%
FEMALE
48.6
MALE
43.5
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Age
%
UNDER 20
47.8
20-24
45.4
25-39
45.9
40 OR OVER
28.8
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
43.5
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
62.5
*
ASIAN
59.3
FILIPINO
35.3
HISPANIC
37.6
PACIFIC ISLANDER
22.2
*
WHITE
40.1
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OVERALL
52.2%
N=1,806
Gender
%
FEMALE
54.5
MALE
49.9
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Age
%
UNDER 20
55.4
20-24
45.8
25-39
44.4
40 OR OVER
28.4
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
48.0
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
60.0
ASIAN
64.0
FILIPINO
42.3
HISPANIC
41.3
PACIFIC ISLANDER
33.3
WHITE
50.7
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0%: Cohort with no students attaining an outcome
N/A: Cohort has no students
*: Cohort fewer than 10 students
Percentage of Unprepared Students: 71%
COLLEGE PREPARED: Student’s lowest course attempted in Math and/or English was college level
UNPREPARED FOR COLLEGE: Student’s lowest course attempted in Math and/or English was remedial level
OVERALL: Student attempted any level of Math or English in the first three years
COLLEGE PREPARED UNPREPARED FOR COLLEGE OVERALL
Students 518 Students 1,288 Students 1,806
GENDER GENDER GENDER
Female 266 Female 665 Female 931
Male 245 Male 609 Male 854
AGE AGE AGE
Less than 20 years old 455 Less than 20 years old 925 Less than 20 years old 1,380
20 to 24 years old 38 20 to 24 years old 174 20 to 24 years old 212
25 to 39 years old 17 25 to 39 years old 109 25 to 39 years old 126
40 or more years old * 40 or more years old * 40 or more years old 88
ETHNICITY/RACE ETHNICITY/RACE ETHNICITY/RACE
African American * African American * African American 25
American Indian/Alaska Native * American Indian/Alaska Native * American Indian/Alaska Native 10
Asian 127 Asian 457 Asian 584
Filipino * Filipino * Filipino 26
Hispanic 99 Hispanic 356 Hispanic 455
Pacific Islander * Pacific Islander * Pacific Islander 12
White 243 White 347 White 590
*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
Percentage of Unprepared Students: 71%
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Career Technical Education
Percentage of students completing more than eight units in courses classified as career technical education (or apprenticeship ) in a single discipline for the first time in 2009-10 tracked for six years through 2014-15 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.
OVERALL
56.6%
N=1,354
Gender
%
FEMALE
62.6
MALE
49.8
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Age
%
UNDER 20
66.3
20-24
63.1
25-39
48.1
40 OR OVER
41.1
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
46.4
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
62.5
*
ASIAN
62.8
FILIPINO
65.7
HISPANIC
50.6
PACIFIC ISLANDER
66.7
*
WHITE
55.1
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0%: Cohort with no students attaining an outcome
N/A: Cohort has no students
*: Cohort fewer than 10 students
OVERALL
Students 1,354
GENDER
Female 724
Male 619
AGE
Less than 20 years old 380
20 to 24 years old 369
25 to 39 years old 459
40 or more years old 146
ETHNICITY/RACE
African American 28
American Indian/Alaska Native *
Asian 325
Filipino 35
Hispanic 314
Pacific Islander *
White 548
*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Career Development and College Preparation (Non-credit)
Percentage of students tracked for six years through 2014-15, who started first time in 2009-10 in a Career Development and College Preparation course and completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.
OVERALL
N/A
N=N/A
Gender
%
FEMALE
N/A
*
MALE
N/A
*
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Age
%
UNDER 20
N/A
*
20-24
N/A
*
25-39
N/A
*
40 OR OVER
N/A
*
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
N/A
*
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
N/A
*
ASIAN
N/A
*
FILIPINO
N/A
*
HISPANIC
N/A
*
PACIFIC ISLANDER
N/A
*
WHITE
N/A
*
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0%: Cohort with no students attaining an outcome
N/A: Cohort has no students
*: Cohort fewer than 10 students
OVERALL
Students *
GENDER
Female *
Male *
AGE
Less than 20 years old *
20 to 24 years old *
25 to 39 years old *
40 or more years old *
ETHNICITY/RACE
African American *
American Indian/Alaska Native *
Asian *
Filipino *
Hispanic *
Pacific Islander *
White *
*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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College Profile
The student population and course sections offered described in the tables are based on the 2014-15 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2009-10.
STUDENT INFORMATION
Students 16,957
GENDER ETHNICITY/RACE
Female 53.3% African American 2.1%
Male 46.2% American Indian/Alaska Native 0.3%
Unknown 0.5% Asian 27.4%
AGE Filipino 2.1%
Less than 20 years old 27.8% Hispanic 30.3%
20 to 24 years old 41.4% Pacific Islander 0.4%
25 to 39 years old 23.9% White 31.1%
40 or more years old 6.9% Two or more Races 4.5%
Unknown 0.0% Unknown 1.7%
OTHER INFORMATION
Full Time Equivalent Students 9,376.7
Credit Sections 2,180
Non-Credit Sections 6
Median Credit Section Size 31
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 55.6%
Percentage of First-Generation Students **
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 606:1
* Insufficient data
** No data

Golden West College (GWC), established in 1965, is in Huntington Beach. GWC is a two-year, medium sized, college. The college is part of the Coast Community College District along with Orange Coast College and Coastline Community College. The mission of GWC is to create an intellectually and culturally stimulating learning environment for students and the community. The students improve their basic skills, develop and enhance career opportunities, and/or prepare for transfer to a four-year institution as they become productive citizens and lifelong learners. The college motto is “Oceans of Opportunity.”

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District: Coast

Students: 16,957

County: Orange

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Skills Builder
The median percentage change in wages for students who completed higher level CTE coursework in 2012-2013 and left the system without receiving any type of traditional outcome such as transfer to a four year college or completion of a degree or certificate.
Median Earnings Change
+14.4%
N=473
Disciplines with the highest enrollment
Median % Change
Total N
Administration of Justice
Accounting
Automotive Technology
Computer Graphics and Digital Imagery
Website Design and Development
Office Technology/Office Computer Applications
Drafting Technology
Floriculture / Floristry
Business Administration
Business Management
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6.6%
161
72.9%
83
43.5%
38
40.7%
25
11.5%
23
50.3%
22
40.4%
22
3.7%
21
1.1%
20
23.1%
19
*: Cohort fewer than 10 students
Median Earnings Change
+14.4%
N=473
Gender
Median % Change
Total N
FEMALE
MALE
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12.1%
236
19.4%
233
Age
Median % Change
Total N
Under 20
20-24
25-39
40 OR OVER
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148.5%
17
67.4%
158
9.3%
211
2.7%
87
Ethnicity/Race
Median % Change
Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE
ASIAN
FILIPINO
HISPANIC
PACIFIC ISLANDER
WHITE
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31.1%
12
1,227.6%
*
41.3%
96
340.7%
*
19.2%
132
13.5%
*
10.0%
205
N/A: Cohort has no students
*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.