President's Scholars Data

High Schools

Since Fall 2000 President's Scholars in WHCCD have come from the following area high schools :

President Scholar's by High School, Coalinga High School 127, Hanford High School 125,  Lemoore High School 89, Hanford West High School 43, Avenal High School 35, Mendota High School 30, Faith Christian Academy 23, Kings Christian High School 20, Laton High School 13, Sierra Pacific high School 11, Corcoran High School 10, Riverdale Joint Union High School 7, Tranquillity Union High School 7, Lemoore Middle College 7, Firebaugh High School 6, Immanuel High School 6, Unknown 4, Central Valley Christian High School 3, Pleasant Valley Day School 3, Kingsburg High School 2, Floyd B. Buchanan High School 2, Kerman High School 2, Crossroads Charter Academy 2.

*Fresno, California Virtual Academy @ Los Angeles, Armona Union Academy, Fresno High School, Chowchilla Union High School, Cesar E. Chavez High School, Washington Union High School, Mount Whitney High School, Westminster High School, Central High School East Campus, Dos Palos High School, one student from each.


Incoming President's Scholars for Fall 2000 through Spring 2015

Demographics, Ethnicity Number %, African-American 5 <1%, American-Indian/Alaskan Native 3 <1%, Asian 9 1.5%, Filipino 16 2.6%, Hispanic 232 38%, Pacific islander 3 <1%, Two or more races 8 1.3%, Unknown/Declined to state 30 5%, White 294 45%




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

Transfer, Transfer Institution Number, California State University, CSU Fresno 117, National University 26, Fresno Pacific University 14, CSU Bakersfield 14, Fresno Pacific University- Degree Completion 12, CSU Sacramento 9, San Jose State 8, CSU Chico 7, University of Phoenix 7, UC Davis 6, UC Berkeley 5, Brandman University 5, CSU Northridge 5, CSU Fullerton 5, *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

*Colleges and Universities with 1 transfer each: Columbia College Adult8wk Undergrad, Tarleton State University, University Of Northwestern - St Paul, Hope International University-Traditional, University Of Arizona, California Polytechnic State University, California State University - Dominguez Hills, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, California State University - San Marcos, Jacksonville University, Union Institute And University, Kaplan University, University Of California - Irvine, La Sierra University, Creighton University, University Of Southern California, University Of Kansas, California State Polytechnic, University Of San Diego Law School, University Of West Florida, Suny Stony Brook University, West Chester University, The Citadel Military College Of South Carolina, Northwestern College, University Of Alaska Anchorage, Oregon State University, Chapman University-Orange, Ottawa University-Ottawa, Colorado Christian University, Point Loma Nazarene University, Concordia University-Portland, Robert Morris University, Devry University - Fremont, Rocky Mountain College, California State University - East Bay, Chadron State College, University Of Nevada Las Vegas, Chamberlain College Of Nursing, Grand Canyon University, Chaminade University Of Honolulu, University Of South Florida, Chapman University-Ac 1, Southern New Hampshire- 09week, University Of The Pacific-Pt 2yr, Montana State University-Billings, Vanguard University Of Southern California, Azusa Pacific University- Undergraduate, Brigham Young University -Idaho Winter/Spring, North Park University.

Source: WHCCD Data Warehouse, National Student Clearinghouse


President's 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


Yearly Scholar Data


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