Coastline Community College

  • 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 11,313 students (15% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • Coastline Community College is one of 17 community colleges within Orange County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Coastline Community College is Orange Coast College (3.2 miles away).

Top Placements

Coastline Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 125 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Coastline Community College(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty125 staff97 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Coastline Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The Coastline Community College diversity score of 0.73 is equal to the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment11,313 students7,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio91:144:1
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# Full-Time Students1,660 students1,613 students
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# Part-Time Students9,653 students5,903 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Coastline Community College.This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of CA.
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
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% Asian
10%
13%
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% Hispanic
19%
37%
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% Black
18%
7%
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% White
44%
32%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
-
3%
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% Unknown races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score0.730.73
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College Completion Rate
16%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,800$34,600
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,136 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,432 is less than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,136$1,636
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,432$6,797
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid79%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$5,500$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,000$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or 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

  • The nearest community college to Coastline Community College is Orange Coast College (3.2 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 21,775 students | 3.20 Mi2701 Fairview Road
    Costa Mesa CA  92626
    (714)432-5072
    3.2021,775
  • 29,590 students | 3.80 Mi1530 W. 17th Street
    Santa Ana CA  92706
    (714)564-6000
    3.8029,590
  • 974 students | 4.10 Mi12951 Euclid Street, Suite 101
    Garden Grove CA  92840
    (714)703-1900
    4.10974
  • Pacific College
    Private, for profit
    274 students | 4.10 Mi3160 Red Hill Ave
    Costa Mesa CA  92626
    (714)662-4402
    4.10274
  • Career College of California
    Private, for profit
    194 students | 4.20 Mi201 E. 4th Street, Suite 200
    Santa Ana CA  92701
    (714)586-5775
    4.20194
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