Coastline Community College

Tel: (714)546-7600
  • 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 18 community colleges within Orange County, CA.
  • The nearest community college is Orange Coast College (3.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 125 teachers has grown by 52% 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 staff92 staff
Coastline Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 11,313 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The school's 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
Coastline Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio91:144:1
Coastline Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,660 students1,613 students
Coastline Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students9,653 students5,903 students
Coastline Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Coastline Community College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Coastline Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
Coastline Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Coastline Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Coastline Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Coastline Community College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
Coastline Community College More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
Coastline Community College Non Resident (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
Coastline Community College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups 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.0.730.73
Coastline Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Coastline Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,800$34,900
Coastline Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
Coastline Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,432$6,797
Coastline Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid79%78%
Coastline Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$5,500$9,500
Coastline Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,000$5,500
Coastline Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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.

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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,636 per year for in-state students and $6,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,802 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California 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 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.