Best Orange County Community Colleges (2021)

For the 2021 school year, there are 17 community colleges serving 170,575 students in Orange County, California.
The average community college acceptance rate in California is 84% (view national acceptance rates).
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic).

Top Ranked Orange County Community Colleges (2021)

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

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

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

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

    13,052 students
  • 2701 Fairview Road
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    (714) 432-5072

    21,122 students
  • Pacific College
    Private for-profit
    3160 Red Hill Ave
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    (714) 662-4402

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

    19,421 students
  • South Coast College
    Private for-profit
    2011 W. Chapman Avenue
    Orange, CA 92868
    (714) 867-5009

    221 students
  • Stanbridge University
    Private for-profit
    2041 Business Ctr Dr Ste 107
    Irvine, CA 92612
    (888) 789-6208

    1,391 students
  • 1200 N. Magnolia Ave.
    Anaheim, CA 92801
    (949) 783-4800

    1,027 students
  • 11460 Warner Ave.
    Fountain Valley, CA 92708
    (714) 546-7600

    23,192 students
  • 9200 Valley View
    Cypress, CA 90630
    (714) 484-7000

    15,794 students
  • 321 E Chapman Avenue
    Fullerton, CA 92832
    (714) 992-7033

    22,644 students
  • 15744 Goldenwest St.
    Huntington Beach, CA 92647
    (714) 892-7711

    11,621 students
  • Maric College-Anaheim
    Private, for profit
    1360 S Anaheim Blvd
    Anaheim, CA 92805
    (714) 758-1500

    n/a
    students
  • 1530 W. 17th Street
    Santa Ana, CA 92706
    (714) 564-6000

    28,425 students
  • 8045 E Chapman
    Orange, CA 92869
    (714) 628-4900

    11,373 students
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