Coastline Community College
- The teacher population of 125 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Coastline Community College||(CA) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||125 staff||97 staff|
|Total Enrollment||11,313 students||7,516 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||91:1||44:1|
|# Full-Time Students||1,660 students||1,613 students|
|# Part-Time Students||9,653 students||5,903 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races||-|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$36,800||$34,600|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- 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
- 29,590 students | 3.80 Mi1530 W. 17th Street
Santa Ana,  CA  92706
- 974 students | 4.10 Mi12951 Euclid Street, Suite 101
Garden Grove,  CA  92840
- 274 students | 4.10 Mi3160 Red Hill Ave
Costa Mesa,  CA  92626
- 194 students | 4.20 Mi201 E. 4th Street, Suite 200
Santa Ana,  CA  92701
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