• South Coast College has become one of the leading providers of court reporter career training in California. Students who follow the Court Reporting program have been able to complete their training in a shorter time than they thought possible. South Coast College?s student-focused community is the right place for people who want to improve their lives and enjoy the personal satisfaction that comes with excelling professionally. Since our opening in 1985, we have been dedicated to the principle that education is the foundation for personal and professional growth. No matter what your career aspirations, train at Platt for the career of a lifetime. Our training programs are designed to prepare you for a new, exciting career in the rapidly growing legal or medical field. Our students can select from several hands-on programs.

School Highlights

South Coast College serves 226 students (66% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 77%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 226 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 74%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

South Coast College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 16 teachers has grown by 100% over five years.
South Coast College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Two-Year: Other Fields
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
16 staff
308 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
4
10

Student Body

The student population of South Coast College has declined by 33% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 31:1 over five years.
The South Coast College diversity score of 0.78 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
226 students
8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
24:1
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# Full-Time Students
149 students
2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students
77 students
6,350 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
309 students
33 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
149 students
1,979 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
69 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
77 students
6,350 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
3 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
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% Asian
12%
12%
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% Hispanic
35%
47%
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% Black
6%
6%
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% White
26%
23%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
% Two or more races
8%
4%
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% Non Resident races
3%
2%
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% Unknown races
8%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.78
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
0.14%
4.57%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,000
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
75%
79%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$21,790
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$20,375
$6,239
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is South Coast College's ranking?

South Coast College ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Diversity in US community colleges.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 226 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 74%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For Orange County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,182 per year for in-state students and $6,344 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Orange County, CA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.67, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Orange County, CA is Coastline College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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