Coastline Community College

Tel: (714)546-7600
11,313 students
Public institution
Coastline Community College is committed to student success through accessible and flexible education within and beyond the traditional classroom.
School Highlights
Coastline Community College serves 11,313 students (15% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 68%.
Coastline Community College is one of 18 community colleges within Orange County, CA.
The nearest community college is Orange Coast College (3.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 125 teachers has grown by 52% over five years.
College Coastline Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 125 staff
62 staff
Coastline Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 11,313 has declined by 27% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.73 is more than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment 11,313 students 1,371 students
Coastline Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,660 students
779 students
Coastline Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 9,653 students
1,083 students
Coastline Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Coastline Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Coastline Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
Coastline Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Coastline Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Coastline Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Coastline Community College White (2006-2014)
% Hawaiian
Coastline Community College Hawaiian (2008-2013)
% Two or more races
Coastline Community College More (2009-2014)
% Unknown races
Coastline Community College Unknown (2006-2014)
Coastline Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.73 0.70
Coastline Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,136 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,432 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,136 $5,664
Coastline Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,432 $10,360
Coastline Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 79%
Coastline Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Coastline Community College has an international reputation as one of the nation's most innovative institutions. Founded in 1976, Coastline continues to deliver education through technology and a comprehensive curriculum. Unlike other colleges, Coastline does not have a traditional campus. Instead, instruction is offered in nine different cities within the college service area, at approximately 50 sites close to students' homes and workplaces. These teaching sites include banks, senior centers, high schools, office buildings, shopping malls, and many other facilities. In addition to these sites, the College has main area learning centers based in Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, and Westminster. In 1997, the College opened a new center in Garden Grove which features the latest in technology, specialized labs, and large lecture facilities. The mission of the Coastline Community College Foundation is to support students through scholarships, endowment and other financial programs to expand the capacity to meet the diverse needs of Coastline students and the community. The general education program at Coastline Community College is designed to help students develop the knowledge and skills that will contribute to their intellectual, personal, and professional growth. Coastline is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 21,775 students | 3.20 Mi2701 Fairview Road
    Costa Mesa CA 92626
  • 29,590 students | 3.80 Mi1530 W. 17th Street
    Santa Ana CA 92706
  • 974 students | 4.10 Mi12951 Euclid Street, Suite 101
    Garden Grove CA 92840
  • Pacific College
    Private for-profit
    274 students | 4.10 Mi3160 Red Hill Ave
    Costa Mesa CA 92626
  • 194 students | 4.20 Mi201 E. 4th Street, Suite 200
    Santa Ana CA 92701
Did You Know?
For Orange County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,144 per year for in-state students and $5,682 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Orange County, CA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Orange County, CA is Orange Coast College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.