Orange Coast College

Tel: (714)432-5072
21,832 students
Public institution
Orange Coast College enhances student learning by providing exemplary programs leading to the Associate of Arts degree, transfer to other institutions of higher education, occupational certificates, and continuous workforce improvement, as well as quality instruction in basic skills and English as a Second Language. Additionally, the college is a partner in contributing to the economic vitality of the community and to serving the community’s diverse needs for lifelong learning.
School Highlights:
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Orange Coast College serves 21,832 students (38.20% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 56:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 71%.
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Orange Coast College is one of 18 community colleges within Orange County, CA.
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The nearest community college is Pacific College (2.27 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 389 teachers has declined by 29% over five years.
Orange Coast College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 389 staff
61 staff
Orange Coast College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 21,832 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 56:1 has increased from 43:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 88% over five years.
Total Enrollment 21,832 students 1,294 students
Orange Coast College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 56:1
21:1
Orange Coast College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 8,340 students
822 students
Orange Coast College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 13,492 students
1,025 students
Orange Coast College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Orange Coast College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
21%
2%
Orange Coast College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
32%
7%
Orange Coast College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
2%
12%
Orange Coast College Black (2006-2013)
% White
34%
57%
Orange Coast College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
4%
2%
Orange Coast College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
3%
3%
Orange Coast College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
4%
2%
Orange Coast College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Orange Coast 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. 0.68 0.53
Orange Coast College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,184 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 72% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,320 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 38% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,184 $5,694
Orange Coast College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,320 $10,252
Orange Coast College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 55%
89%
Orange Coast College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Orange Coast College, located in Costa Mesa just minutes from Southern California's beautiful beaches, was founded in 1948 with an opening day enrollment of 500 students. In the years since, it has grown into one of the nation's largest and finest community colleges, enrolling more than 28,000 students each semester. Featuring exceptional facilities and the latest in computer and high-tech equipment, OCC offers more than 130 academic and career programs, including one of the nation's largest and most acclaimed public nautical programs. Nearly half the students on campus are enrolled in one of OCC's career and technical programs. Orange Coast College ranks first out of Orange Counties nine community colleges in the number of students it transfers to the University of California and California State University systems. Over the past decade, nearly 16,000 OCC students have transferred to UC and CSU campuses. OCC is a leader in transferring students to four-year universities, and nearly half of our students are enrolled in two-year career and technical programs. Orange Coast is well known for rigorously preparing students for successful transfer to the University of California, California State University, and other four-year colleges and universities. Orange Coast College enhances student learning by providing exemplary programs leading to the Associate of Arts degree, transfer to other institutions of higher education, occupational certificates, and continuous workforce improvement, as well as quality instruction in basic skills and English as a Second Language. Additionally, the college is a partner in contributing to the economic vitality of the community and to serving the community's diverse needs for lifelong learning. Just minutes from Southern California's beautiful beaches, Orange Coast College ranks as one of America's largest single-campus community colleges. More than 27,000 students enroll in classes on our beautiful 164-acre campus each semester. The college is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Costa Mesa
    Pacific College
    Private for-profit
    3160 Red Hill Ave
    Costa MesaCA 92626
    (714)662-4402
    2.27 Mi | 223 students
  • Irvine
    Stanbridge College
    Private for-profit
    2041 Business Ctr Dr Ste 107
    IrvineCA 92612
    (9.4)979-4909
    3.17 Mi | 168 students
  • Fountain Valley
    11460 Warner Ave.
    Fountain ValleyCA 92708
    (714)546-7600
    3.22 Mi | 10,788 students
  • Irvine
    17590 Gillette Avenue
    IrvineCA 92614
    (949)851-6200
    3.70 Mi | 235 students
  • Santa Ana
    201 E. 4th Street Suite 200
    Santa AnaCA 92701
    (714)586-5775
    5.88 Mi | 208 students
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Did You Know?
For Orange, 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, 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 0.67, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Orange, CA is Cypress College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.