Student Right To Know (Completion Rates)
In compliance with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-542), it is the policy of our college district to make available its completion and transfer rates to all current and prospective students. Beginning in Fall 2017, a cohort of all certificate-, degree-, and transfer-seeking first-time, full-time students were tracked over a three year period. Their completion and transfer rates are listed above. These rates do not represent the success rates of the entire student population at the College nor do they account for student outcomes occurring after this three year tracking period.
Based upon the cohort defined above, a Completer is a student who attained a certificate or degree or became ‘transfer prepared’ during a three year period, from Fall 2017 to Spring 2020. Students who have completed 60 transferable units with a GPA of 2.0 or better are considered ‘transfer prepared ‘. Students who transferred to another post-secondary institution, prior to attaining a degree, certificate, or becoming ‘transfer prepared’ during a five semester period, from Spring 2018 to Spring 2020, are transfer students.
Golden West College Completion and Transfer Rates
A student is included in the Completion Rate if they attained a certificate or degree or became “transfer prepared” within the three-year period. Transfer-prepared is defined as having completed 60 transferable units with a GPA of 2.0 or better.
A student is included in the Transfer Rate if, within the three-year tracking period, they transferred to another postsecondary institution prior to receiving a certificate or degree or becoming “transfer-prepared”.
The table below compares Golden West College’s Completion and Transfer Rates to the statewide community college average for the Fall 2017 Cohort.
GWC State Wide
Completion Rate 41.28% 33.67%
Transfer Rate 8.27% 9.74%
Golden West College Graduation Rates
Graduation rates of full-time, first-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates within 150% of normal time to program completion, by gender and race/ethnicity and transfer out-rate: 2017 cohort.
|Overall Graduation Rate||Rate|
|American Indian or Alaskan Native||0%|
|Black or African American||12%|
|Hispanic or Latino||28%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||25%|
|Two or more races||49%|
Graduation rates are based on the student’s completion status as of August 31, 2020.
Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics – Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/datacenter/institutionprofile.aspx?unitId=115126&goToReportId=6
These rates do not represent the completion and transfer rates of the entire student population at Golden West College, nor do they account for student outcomes occurring after this three-year tracking period.
For more information on SRTK methodology, interpretation, and rates at other community colleges, you can visit the California Community College Chancellor’s Office website at http://srtk.cccco.edu/index.asp . Additionally, the IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey utilizes the same cohorts and reports out six-year tracking periods.