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Federal Gainful Employment

Use the links below to view Golden West College’s gainful employment reports. These reports provide you, the student, with important information regarding the costs, benefits and potential employment options of our certificate programs.

Federal Gainful Employment


Student Right-To-Know (Completion Rates)

In compliance with the Student Right-To-Know (SRTK) Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-542), Golden West College makes available its completion and transfer rates to all current and prospective students.

These rates are based on a limited cohort (or group) of students which are tracked for a three-year period. The cohort is limited, because it includes only students who entered Golden West College in the fall term as first-time, full-time students seeking a degree, certificate or transfer.

Students included in the 2013 SRTK Cohort were tracked from Fall 2013 through Spring 2016 to determine their academic outcomes during the time period.

Completion Rate: 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.

Transfer Rate: 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.

GWCState Wide
Completion Rate36.70%29.30%
Transfer Rate 13.71%10.32%
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: 2011 cohort.

Overall Graduation Rate Rate
Total37%
Men34%
Women40%
American Indian or Alaskan Native0%
Asian45%
Black or African American24%
Hispanic or Latino32%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander10%
White38%
Two or more races30%
Race/ethnicity unknown0%
Nonresident alien38%
Transfer out-rate14%
Graduation rates are based on the student’s completion status as of August 31, 2014
IPEDS 2016 Survey, retrieved from:

https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/datacenter/MasterVariableList.aspx?cFrom=ADDVARIABLE

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, http://srtk.cccco.edu/index.asp

Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative

The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) is a collaborative, grant-funded effort between the Chancellor’s Office, the Success Center for California Community Colleges, the ASCCC, the RP Group, and other consultation groups within the CCC system. The goal of the initiative is to advance institutional effectiveness in the California community colleges, in order to enhance the system’s ability to serve students and support their success. In the process, the IEPI hopes to significantly reduce the number of accreditation sanctions and audit issues.

An important focus of the grant is to draw on the expertise and innovation from within the CCC system, in order to advance best practice and help individual colleges avoid potential pitfalls.

There are three major components of the initiative:
1. Develop a framework of indicators and college/district goals (SB 852 and SB 860).
2. Make Technical Assistance Teams (called Partnership Resource Teams) available to colleges who express interest in receiving assistance.
3. Enhance professional development opportunities for colleges related to institutional effectiveness.
Golden West College 2017-18 IEPI Goals
College Prepared: Short-term 69.4%, Long-term: 72%
2021-20222017-182015-20162014-20152013-20142012-20132011-2012
77.5168.167.467.563.26967.9
Unprepared for College Short-term 47.4%, Long-term: 50%
2021-20222017-182015-20162014-20152013-20142012-20132011-2012
57.5150.449.946.744.244.645.3
Overall Short-term 54%, Long-term: 56%
2021-20222017-182015-20162014-20152013-20142012-20132011-2012
59.8656.555.552.650.15252
Math Short-term: 34% Long-term:36.6%
2021-20222017-182015-20162014-20152013-20142012-20132011-2012
44.4336.735.330.733.133.630.6
English Short-term: 51.4%, Long-term: 54.1%
2021-20222017-182015-20162014-20152013-20142012-20132011-2012
57.4954.653.649.948.551.153.6
ESL: Short-term: 31%, Long-term: 34%
2021-20222017-182015-20162014-20152013-20142012-20132011-2012
47.1829.728.729.126.625.523.9
>Short-term: 66.2%, Long-term: 73.3%
2021-20222017-182015-20162014-20152013-20142012-20132011-2012
63.0462.361.356.656.866.157.9
All successful course completion Short-term: 68.3% long term: 72.0%
2021-20222017-182015-20162014-20152013-20142012-20132011-2012
75.4706968.168.367.766.7
Completion of Degrees Short-term: 1,150 , Long-term 1191
2021-20222017-182015-20162014-20152013-20142012-20132011-2012
1,1961,1401,1281,022897901729
Completion of Certificates Short-term: 1,350 , Long-term: 1390
2021-20222017-182015-20162014-20152013-20142012-20132011-2012
1,2571,2201,1271,2141,111953834
Golden West College 2016-17 IEPI Goals
College Prepared: Short-term 69.4%, Long-term: 72%
2014-20152013-142012-132011-122010-20112009-2010
67.262.669.467.171.467.7
Unprepared for College Short-term 47.4%, Long-term: 50%
2014-20152013-142012-132011-122010-20112009-2010
46.143.744.445.247.448.1
Overall Short-term 54%, Long-term: 56%
2014-20152013-142012-132011-122010-2011 2009-2010
52.249.652.151.854.354.1
Math Short-term: 34% Long-term:36.6%
2014-20152013-142012-132011-122010-20112009-2010
31.032.933.730.533.528.6
English Short-term: 51.4%, Long-term: 54.1%
2014-20152013-142012-132011-122010-20112009-2010
49.948.351.253.651.450.1
ESL: Short-term: 31%, Long-term: 34%
2014-20152013-142012-132011-122010-20112009-2010
29.226.425.423.924.122.7
Short-term: 66.2%, Long-term: 73.3%
2014-20152013-142012-20132011-20122010-20112009-2010
56.656.866.257.962.962.1
All successful course completion Short-term: 68.3% long term: 72.0%
Fall 2015Fall 2014Fall 2013Fall 2012Fall 2011Fall 2010Fall 2009
67.7%67.2%67.3%67.6%66.9%67.2%68.3%
Completion of Degrees Short-term: 1,150 , Long-term 1191
2014-20152013-142012-132011-122010-20112009-2010
1,135963916729632729
Completion of Certificates Short-term: 1,350 , Long-term: 1390
2014-20152013-142012-132011-122010-20112009-2010
1,3451,080953834558526


Accreditation Status

Fully Accredited, No action
Date of next visit: April 2019

(a) The Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, in coordination with community college stakeholder groups, the appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the Legislature, and the Department of Finance, shall develop, and the board of governors shall adopt, a framework of indicators designed to measure the ongoing condition of a community college’s operational environment in the following areas:


> (2) Fiscal viability.
(3) Student performance and outcomes.
(4) Programmatic compliance with state and federal guidelines. (b) As a condition of receipt of funds appropriated for purposes of Article 1 (commencing with Section 78210) of Chapter 2 of Part 48, each community college within a community college district shall develop, adopt, and publicly post a goals framework that addresses at least all of the areas specified in subdivision (a). The development of the goals framework shall be guided by the statewide goals outlined in Section 66010.91. It is the intent of the Legislature that these goals be challenging and quantifiable, address achievement gaps for underrepresented populations, and align the educational attainment of California’s adult population to the workforce and economic needs of the state, pursuant to the legislative intent expressed in Section 66010.93.

(c) The board of governors shall annually develop, adopt, and publicly post a systemwide goals framework that addresses at least all of the areas specified in subdivision (a). The development of the systemwide goals shall be guided by the statewide goals set forth in Section 66010.91. It is the intent of the Legislature that these goals be challenging and quantifiable, address achievement gaps for underrepresented populations, and align the educational attainment of California’s adult population to the workforce and economic needs of the state, pursuant to the legislative intent expressed in Section 66010.93.

(d) Before the commencement of the 2015–16 fiscal year, and before the commencement of each fiscal year thereafter, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall publicly post both of the following:

(1) Annually developed system-wide goals adopted by the board of governors.
(2) Locally developed and adopted community college or community college district goals and targets.

(e) Subject to the availability of funding in the annual Budget Act, the board of governors and the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall assess the degree to which each community college district is improving its outcomes in regard to the areas specified in subdivision (a) and any additional issues addressed in the goals frameworks described in subdivision (b), and shall offer technical assistance to community college districts that are not improving.

(f) If a community college district is receiving technical assistance pursuant to subdivision (e), the community college district shall submit a turnaround plan that details all of the following:

(1) The problem the technical assistance is attempting to solve. (2) How the identified problem will be addressed in a plan adopted by the governing board of the community college district. (3) A timetable of major milestones for improvement. (4) Updates that will be submitted to the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges on the outcomes in regard to those milestones, as scheduled by the chancellor.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 687, Sec. 8. Effective September 27, 2014.)

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