President's Scholars Data

High Schools

Since Fall 2000 Presidents Scholars in WHCCD have come from the following area high schools :

President Scholar's by High School, Hanford High School 95, Coalinga High School 78, Lemoore Union High School 71, Hanford West High School 27, Avenal High School 18, Laton High School 12, Kings Christian High School 11, Faith Christian High School 9, Other 7, Mendota High School 7, Corcoran High School 7, *Other High Schools 7, Tranquility High School 4, Firebaugh High School 4, Coalinga-Huron USD 3, Pleasant Valley Day School 3, Riverdale Joint Union High School 3, Fresno Area High Schools 3

* Central Valley Christian HS, Crossroads Charter Academy, El Paso HS, Kerman HS, Kingsburg HS, Lemoore Middle College, Westminster HS one student from each




Incoming Presidents Scholars for Fall 2000 through Fall 2012

Demographics, Ethnicity Number %, White 180 49%
Hispanic 126 34%, Unknown/DTS 24 7%, Filipino 11 3%, Asian 8 2%, Two or More Races 12 3%, African American 3 >1%, Native American 2 >1%, Pacific Islander 3 >1%


Presidents scholars have transferred to four-year universities
throughout the country. More Presidents Scholars students have transferred to CSU Fresno than to all other universities combined.

Transfer, Transfer Institution Number, California State University, Fresno 73, Fresno Pacific University 19, *Other California State Universities with <4 transfers each 19, Private Universities/Colleges in other states with <4
Transfers 11, California Private Universities with <4 transfers 7, All University of California except Davis 6, California State University, Chico 6, Colleges/Universities in Other States with <4 transfers each 6, University of The Pacific 5, University of California, Davis 4, University of Phoenix 4, All Florida Universities 2

*Northridge, Bakersfield, Sacramento, Humboldt, Cal Poly Pamona, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Fullerton, Los Angeles, San Marcos, Stanislaus, San Diego, San Francisco, Sonoma

Source: WHCCD Data Warehouse, National Student Clearinghouse


Presidents Scholars have been shown to have consistently higher course success and retention rates than the general student population. Course success is defined as receiving a grade of A, B, C, Pass, or Credit. Course retention is defined as teh percentage of students who do not drop or withdraw from a class, and who receive any grade.

Course Success Rates

Course Success Rates

Course Retention Rates

Course Retention Rates



This year we have more than 80 students attending West Hills as President’s Scholars. As tuition at UC and CSU continues to increase, more top students are staying close to home for their first two years of college. West Hills is committed to keeping the doors open for those students. But our costs are increasing and we need your help.


Please send your tax-deductible contribution today to the West Hills Community College Foundation, 9900 Cody, Coalinga, CA 93210. Tax ID 77-0186793