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 21,775 students (39% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • Orange Coast College is one of 17 community colleges within Orange County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Orange Coast College is Pacific College (2.3 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 410 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Orange Coast College(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty410 staff97 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Orange Coast College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The Orange Coast College diversity score of 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment21,775 students7,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio53:144:1
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# Full-Time Students8,589 students1,613 students
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# Part-Time Students13,186 students5,903 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Orange Coast College.This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of CA.
% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
24%
13%
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% Hispanic
26%
37%
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% Black
1%
7%
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% White
36%
32%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
5%
3%
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% Unknown races
5%
5%
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Diversity Score0.740.73
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College Completion Rate
39%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,600$34,600
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,184 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,584 is less than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 38% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,184$1,636
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,584$6,797
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid56%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,500$9,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Orange Coast College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in CA by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,250$5,500
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Source: 2016 (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
    274 students | 2.30 Mi3160 Red Hill Ave
    Costa Mesa CA  92626
    (714)662-4402
    2.30274
  • 11,313 students | 3.20 Mi11460 Warner Ave.
    Fountain Valley CA  92708
    (714)546-7600
    3.2011,313
  • 156 students | 3.70 Mi17590 Gillette Avenue
    Irvine CA  92614
    (949)851-6200
    3.70156
  • Career College of California
    Private, for profit
    194 students | 5.90 Mi201 E. 4th Street, Suite 200
    Santa Ana CA  92701
    (714)586-5775
    5.90194
  • 29,590 students | 6.20 Mi1530 W. 17th Street
    Santa Ana CA  92706
    (714)564-6000
    6.2029,590
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