Orange Coast College

Tel: (714)432-5072
20,820 students
Public institution

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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:
Orange Coast College serves 20,820 students (41% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 63%.
Orange Coast College is one of 18 community colleges within Orange County, CA.
The nearest community college is Pacific College (2.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Orange Coast 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 20,820 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 45:1 has increased from 43:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
20,820 students
1,287 students
Orange Coast College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
8,515 students
832 students
Orange Coast College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 12,305 students
1,021 students
Orange Coast College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Orange Coast College sch enrollment Orange Coast College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
28%
2%
Orange Coast College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
-
1%
% Hispanic
24%
7%
Orange Coast College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
1%
12%
Orange Coast College Black (2006-2012)
% White
43%
66%
Orange Coast College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Orange Coast College More (2009-2012)
Orange Coast College sch ethnicity Orange Coast 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. 0.68 0.45
Orange Coast College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,184 is less than the state average of $5,845. 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 $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 36% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,184 $5,845
Orange Coast College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,320 $10,047
Orange Coast College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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.

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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. 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, CA is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

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