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Golden West College Demographics & Diversity

Huntington Beach, California

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Golden West College are predominantly White with a significant Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 68% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Golden West College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

The college is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and is recognized for serving Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Racial demographics of Golden West College students
Race Percent of Students
White 32%
Black 2%
Hispanic 31%
Asian 27%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 5%
International 2%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 19% more female students than male students enrolled at Golden West College with a gender ratio of 54% women to 46% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Golden West College has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Golden West College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 46%
Women 54%
Enrollment by gender for Golden West College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 4,593
Women 5,460

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Golden West College serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 90 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Golden West College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 90%
Out of State 2%
Foreign 8%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$69,921 per year

49% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 29%
Part time Undergrads 63.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=115126 IPEDS survey data for Golden West College.