West Hills College-Lemoore

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,380
2022 Average Net Price
$12,480
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.33%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
3,845
31.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
42.2%
176 Graduates

About

West Hills College-Lemoore is a higher education institution located in Kings County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at West Hills College-Lemoore were Liberal Arts & Sciences (200 degrees awarded), General Health Services (108 degrees), and General Psychology (69 degrees).

In 2022, 1,479 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Hills College-Lemoore. 74.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 25.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (928 degrees), 3.19 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (291 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Hills College-Lemoore is $1,380, which is $−6,732 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at West Hills College-Lemoore is $1,380, which is $−6,732 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,480.

In 2022, 80% of undergraduate students attending West Hills College-Lemoore received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 1% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,380
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at West Hills College-Lemoore was $1,380. The cost of tuition at West Hills College-Lemoore is $−6,732 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$12,480
2022 Value
8.04%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 West Hills College-Lemoore had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,480. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of West Hills College-Lemoore grew by 8.04%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,252
Room and Board
$1,126
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Hills College-Lemoore was of $17,252 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.05% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,126. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.26% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

80%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
1%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

80% of undergraduate students at West Hills College-Lemoore received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 29% with respect to 2021, when 62% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.33%
2019 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at West Hills College-Lemoore was 3.33%, which represents 3 out of the 90 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

West Hills College-Lemoore had a total enrollment of 3,845 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at West Hills College-Lemoore is 1,222 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,623. This means that 31.8% of students enrolled at West Hills College-Lemoore are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at West Hills College-Lemoore, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.8% Hispanic or Latino, 16.7% White, 4.89% Black or African American, 4.16% Asian, 3.09% Two or More Races, 1.01% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.364% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at West Hills College-Lemoore in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (43.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (25.9%) and White Female (9.98%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

31.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Hills College-Lemoore in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,845 students. The full-time enrollment at West Hills College-Lemoore is 1,222 and the part-time enrollment is 2,623. This means that 31.8% of students enrolled at West Hills College-Lemoore are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at West Hills College-Lemoore was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), West Hills College-Lemoore had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,607 enrolled students
  2. White
    644 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    188 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at West Hills College-Lemoore is 67.8% Hispanic or Latino, 16.7% White, 4.89% Black or African American, 4.16% Asian, 3.09% Two or More Races, 1.01% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.364% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 64 students (1.66%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 713 more women than men received degrees from West Hills College-Lemoore. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at West Hills College-Lemoore is hispanic or latino (928 degrees awarded). There were 3.19 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (291 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at West Hills College-Lemoore is Liberal Arts & Sciences (200 degrees awarded), followed by General Health Services (108 degrees) and General Psychology (69 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at West Hills College-Lemoore, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (301 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (597 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (55 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at West Hills College-Lemoore are Elementary & middle school teachers (258,956 people), Other managers (195,877 people), Police officers (152,902 people), Social workers, all other (138,411 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (105,683 people).

The most specialized majors at West Hills College-Lemoore in 2022 are Human Sciences (301 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (597 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (55 degrees), Protective Services (63 degrees), and Psychology (69 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at West Hills College-Lemoore are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at West Hills College-Lemoore are Human Sciences (301 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (597 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (55 degrees), Protective Services (63 degrees), and Psychology (69 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at West Hills College-Lemoore are Elementary & secondary schools (656,297 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (398,563 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (314,543 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (267,154 people), and Outpatient care centers (202,105 people).

The most specialized majors at West Hills College-Lemoore are Human Sciences (301 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (597 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (55 degrees), Protective Services (63 degrees), and Psychology (69 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by West Hills College-Lemoore.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 200 degrees awarded
  2. 108 degrees awarded
  3. 69 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at West Hills College-Lemoore was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 200 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

383
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,096
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 383 degrees were awarded to men at West Hills College-Lemoore, which is 0.349 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,096).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 152 degrees were awarded to men at West Hills College-Lemoore in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.373 times less than the 408 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 408 degrees were awarded to men at West Hills College-Lemoore in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.68 times more than the 152 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%
100% Completion Time
38%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 22% of students graduating from West Hills College-Lemoore completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at West Hills College-Lemoore is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    928 degrees awarded
  2. White
    291 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    109 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Hills College-Lemoore is hispanic or latino (928 degrees awarded). There were 3.19 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (291 degrees).

2.3% of degree recipients (34 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    680 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    248 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    214 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at West Hills College-Lemoore is hispanic or latino female (680 degrees awarded). There were 2.74 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (248 degrees).

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Operations

West Hills College-Lemoore employs 39 Instructors. Most academics at West Hills College-Lemoore are Female Instructor (20), and Male Instructor (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Hills College-Lemoore are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 23 employees, Management, with 21 employees, and Service with 20 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$14.6M
2022 Salaries
4.4%
decline from 2021

In 2022, West Hills College-Lemoore paid a median of $14.6M in salaries, a 4.4% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.6M
Instructional Salaries
39
Number of Employees

In 2022, West Hills College-Lemoore paid a total of $4.6M to 39 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
39 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
23 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Hills College-Lemoore was Instructor with 39 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Hills College-Lemoore were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 23 employees, Management with 21 employees, and Service with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Hills College-Lemoore was Female Instructor with 20 employees, and Male Instructor with 19 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at West Hills College-Lemoore.

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