Coastline Community College

Tel: (714)546-7600
10,000 students
Public institution

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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 10,000 students (15% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 63%.
Coastline Community College is one of 18 community colleges within Orange County, CA.
The nearest community college is Orange Coast College (3.2 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
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

Student Body

The student population of 10,000 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 139:1 has decreased from 161:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,000 students
1,287 students
Coastline Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,490 students
832 students
Coastline Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 8,510 students
1,021 students
Coastline Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Coastline Community College sch enrollment Coastline Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Coastline Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
Coastline Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Coastline Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
Coastline Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Coastline Community College More (2009-2012)
Coastline Community College sch ethnicity Coastline Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.67 0.45
Coastline Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,136 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 74% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,168 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,136 $5,845
Coastline Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,168 $10,047
Coastline Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Orange County public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,144 per year for in-state students and $5,682 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $20,986 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Orange County is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Orange County 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 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Orange County is FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Orange County. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.