Top Orange County Community Colleges

  • For the 2020 school year, there are 17 top community colleges in Orange County, California, serving 173,475 students.
  • The average community college acceptance rate in California is 86% (view national acceptance rates).
  • Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), and the student:teacher ratio is 50:1.

Top Orange County Community Colleges (2020)

  • College Location Students
  • 1200 N. Magnolia Ave.
    Anaheim CA  92801
    (949)783-4800

    1,415 students
  • Career College of California
    Private, for profit
    201 E. 4th Street, Suite 200
    Santa Ana CA  92701
    (714)586-5775

    194 students
  • Career Networks Institute
    Private, for profit
    702 W Town and Country Rd
    Orange CA  92868
    (714)437-9697

    651 students
  • 11460 Warner Ave.
    Fountain Valley CA  92708
    (714)546-7600

    24,886 students
  • 12951 Euclid Street, Suite 101
    Garden Grove CA  92840
    (714)703-1900

    974 students
  • 9200 Valley View
    Cypress CA  90630
    (714)484-7000

    15,816 students
  • 17590 Gillette Avenue
    Irvine CA  92614
    (949)851-6200

    156 students
  • 321 E Chapman Avenue
    Fullerton CA  92832
    (714)992-7033

    25,051 students
  • 15744 Goldenwest St.
    Huntington Beach CA  92647
    (714)892-7711

    12,394 students
  • 5500 Irvine Center Drive
    Irvine CA  92618
    (949)451-5100

    13,157 students
  • Maric College-Anaheim
    Private, for profit
    1360 S Anaheim Blvd
    Anaheim CA  92805
    (714)758-1500

    n/a
    students
  • 2701 Fairview Road
    Costa Mesa CA  92626
    (714)432-5072

    21,247 students
  • Pacific College
    Private, for profit
    3160 Red Hill Ave
    Costa Mesa CA  92626
    (714)662-4402

    274 students
  • 28000 Marguerite Pky
    Mission Viejo CA  92692
    (949)582-4500

    20,007 students
  • 1530 W. 17th Street
    Santa Ana CA  92706
    (714)564-6000

    29,590 students
  • 8045 E Chapman
    Orange CA  92869
    (714)628-5050

    7,321 students
  • South Coast College
    Private, for profit
    2011 W. Chapman Avenue
    Orange CA  92868
    (714)867-5009

    342 students
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