Orange Coast College

  • Orange Coast College enhances student learning by providing exemplary programs leading to the Associate of Arts degree, transfer to other institutions of higher education, occupational certificates, and continuous workforce improvement, as well as quality instruction in basic skills and English as a Second Language. Additionally, the college is a partner in contributing to the economic vitality of the community and to serving the community`s diverse needs for lifelong learning.

School Highlights

Orange Coast College serves 21,122 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 47:1 is higher than the state community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 75%.

Top Rankings

Orange Coast College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 445 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
Orange Coast College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty445 staff149 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Orange Coast College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 47:1 has increased from 45:1 over five years.
The Orange Coast 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 Enrollment21,122 students8,598 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio47:145:1
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# Full-Time Students7,806 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students13,316 students6,583 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
21%
12%
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% Hispanic
33%
43%
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% Black
2%
7%
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% White
33%
25%
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
5%
4%
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% Unknown races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.730.73
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College Completion Rate
38%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,600$34,600
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,288 is less than the state average of $1,458. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,728 is more than the state average of $6,710. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,288$1,458
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,728$6,710
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid51%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,000$10,063
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,751
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Sports

Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBaseball, Basketball,
Cheering, Crew,
Cross Country, Diving,
Football, Golf,
Soccer, Softball,
Swimming, Tennis,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
Water Polo
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Orange Coast College, located in Costa Mesa just minutes from Southern California's beautiful beaches, was founded in 1948 with an opening day enrollment of 500 students. In the years since, it has grown into one of the nation's largest and finest community colleges, enrolling more than 28,000 students each semester. Featuring exceptional facilities and the latest in computer and high-tech equipment, OCC offers more than 130 academic and career programs, including one of the nation's largest and most acclaimed public nautical programs. Nearly half the students on campus are enrolled in one of OCC's career and technical programs. Orange Coast College ranks first out of Orange Counties nine community colleges in the number of students it transfers to the University of California and California State University systems. Over the past decade, nearly 16,000 OCC students have transferred to UC and CSU campuses. OCC is a leader in transferring students to four-year universities, and nearly half of our students are enrolled in two-year career and technical programs. Orange Coast is well known for rigorously preparing students for successful transfer to the University of California, California State University, and other four-year colleges and universities. Orange Coast College enhances student learning by providing exemplary programs leading to the Associate of Arts degree, transfer to other institutions of higher education, occupational certificates, and continuous workforce improvement, as well as quality instruction in basic skills and English as a Second Language. Additionally, the college is a partner in contributing to the economic vitality of the community and to serving the community's diverse needs for lifelong learning. Just minutes from Southern California's beautiful beaches, Orange Coast College ranks as one of America's largest single-campus community colleges. More than 27,000 students enroll in classes on our beautiful 164-acre campus each semester. The college is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Orange Coast College is Pacific College (2.3 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Pacific College
    Private for-profit
    301 students | 2.30 Mi3160 Red Hill Ave
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    (714) 662-4402
    2.30301
  • 23,192 students | 3.20 Mi11460 Warner Ave.
    Fountain Valley, CA 92708
    (714) 546-7600
    3.2023,192
  • Stanbridge University
    Private for-profit
    1,391 students | 3.20 Mi2041 Business Ctr Dr Ste 107
    Irvine, CA 92612
    (888) 789-6208
    3.201,391
  • 64 students | 3.70 Mi17590 Gillette Avenue
    Irvine, CA 92614
    (949) 851-6200
    3.7064
  • 28,425 students | 6.20 Mi1530 W. 17th Street
    Santa Ana, CA 92706
    (714) 564-6000
    6.2028,425
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Did You Know?
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California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is equal to the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in California is Coastline Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.