West Hills College Coalinga

West Hills College Coalinga

The West Hills Community College was established as a college for the Coalinga Union High School District in 1932. It is a public, two-year community college, and one of the 12 California community colleges. The Coalinga campus was built in 1932 and today offers enrollment to more than 1,000 students, while the Lemoore campus was established in 2002 and now serves more than 3,000 students every semester. In addition to these two campuses, WHC also offers classes in other centers:

  • Naval Air Station Lemoore
  • NDC Firebaugh - Library & Learning Resource Center

WHC offers a number of degrees and certificates in various areas of study like administration of justice, art, business, biology, chemistry, computer information systems, child development, geography, health science, mathematics, liberal arts and teaching. Online courses in administration of justice, liberal arts, psychology and social science are also available through WHC.

Coalinga campus' athletic teams participate in football, basketball, volleyball, softball and rodeo. The Lemoore campus sponsors teams in soccer, golf, cross country and wrestling.

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West Hills College-Coalinga
300 Cherry Lane
Coalinga , CA 93210
General Phone: (559) 934-2000

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West Hills College-Coalinga Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts109liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services, geography
Medical Support and Technology92mental health services tech
Family and Social Work32child development
Office and Administration26data entry, administrative assistant
Business and Management17business management, accounting, retail
Security and Law Enforcement13corrections, criminal justice and police
Medicine6medical preparatory
Agricultural Science and Management5agriculture
Therapy and Counseling2psychology
Education and Teaching2early childhood special ed, teacher aide
Art Studies1art studies
Drama and Performing Arts1drama, theatre design
Media0radio and television
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0health and physical education
Science0biology, chemistry, geology

Number of programs and degrees for West Hills College-Coalinga in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year235
Associate's degree19923
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years012
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years853

West Hills College-Coalinga Student Body

In 2007-2008, West Hills College-Coalinga had a total enrollment of 2,833 students (1,795 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 29%
Black 7%
Hispanic 52%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 8%
18-19 24%
20-21 17%
22-24 12%
25-29 13%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 7%
50-64 2%
65+ 1%

West Hills College-Coalinga Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 60 %
Part-Time 18 %

West Hills College-Coalinga Room and Board (2007)

West Hills College-Coalinga offers campus housing for 177 of its 1,795 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Coalinga, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

West Hills College-Coalinga Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 480
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,824
Room and board $ 5,700
Books and supplies $ 2,500
Other expenses $ 2,500

Financial Aid:
West Hills College-Coalinga participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 117600)

West Hills College-Coalinga Faculty

West Hills College-Coalinga has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track88
Non-tenured and not on tenure track01

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year8$108,50212$80,528
All faculty totalcalendar year8$108,50212$80,528

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year15$83,26312$89,354
All faculty totalacademic year15$83,26312$89,354

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

West Hills College-Coalinga Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agriculture, General

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Retailing and Retail Operations

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Liberal Arts
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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