Coastline Community College

Tel: (714)546-7600
10,788 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 10,788 students (18% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 88:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is more 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 123 teachers has grown by 53% over five years.
Coastline Community 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 123 staff
59 staff
Coastline Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 10,788 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 88:1 has decreased from 173:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,788 students
1,282 students
Coastline Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 88:1
Coastline Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,899 students
810 students
Coastline Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 8,889 students
1,017 students
Coastline Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Coastline Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Coastline Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Coastline Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
Coastline Community College Hawaiian (2008-2013)
% Hispanic
Coastline Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Coastline Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Coastline Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Coastline Community College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Coastline Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Coastline Community College non_resident (2007-2013)
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. 0.67 0.53
Coastline Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,136 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 73% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,288 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,136 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,288 $10,294
Coastline Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 70%
Coastline Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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
  • Costa Mesa Orange Coast College
    2701 Fairview Road
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    3.2  Mi  |  21832  students
  • Santa Ana Santa Ana College
    1530 W. 17th Street
    Santa Ana, CA 92706
    3.8  Mi  |  16596  students
  • Huntington Beach Platt College-Newport Beach
    7755 Center Ave
    Huntington Beach, CA 92647
    4  Mi  |   students
  • Costa Mesa Pacific College
    Private for-profit
    3160 Red Hill Ave
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    4.1  Mi  |  223  students
  • Garden Grove Concorde Career College-Garden Grove
    Private for-profit
    12951 Euclid Street Suite 101
    Garden Grove, CA 92840
    4.1  Mi  |  868  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 0.53. The most diverse community college in Orange, CA is Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Orange County. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.