South Coast College

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School Highlights

South Coast College serves 221 students (66% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 75%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 11 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
South Coast College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate for-profitPublic
Total Faculty11 staff145 staff
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Number of Programs Offered411

Student Body

The student population of South Coast College has declined by 35% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 49:1 over five years.
The South Coast College diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment221 students8,590 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:145:1
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# Full-Time Students146 students2,007 students
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# Part-Time Students75 students6,583 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
8%
12%
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% Hispanic
35%
43%
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% Black
5%
7%
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% White
29%
25%
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% Two or more races
8%
4%
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% Non Resident races
8%
4%
% Unknown races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score0.770.73
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College Completion Rate
69%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,000$34,600
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Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid36%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$22,625$10,063
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Median Debt for Dropouts$14,690$5,751
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to South Coast College is Career Networks Institute (0.1 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Career Networks Institute
    Private for-profit
    338 students | 0.10 Mi702 W Town and Country Rd
    Orange CA  92868
    (714) 437-9697
    0.10338
  • 28,425 students | 2.10 Mi1530 W. 17th Street
    Santa Ana CA  92706
    (714) 564-6000
    2.1028,425
  • Maric College-Anaheim
    Private, for profit
    n/a students | 2.60 Mi1360 S Anaheim Blvd
    Anaheim CA  92805
    (714) 758-1500
    2.60n/a
  • 609 students | 3.80 Mi12951 Euclid Street, Suite 101
    Garden Grove CA  92840
    (714) 703-1900
    3.80609
  • 23,192 students | 5.90 Mi11460 Warner Ave.
    Fountain Valley CA  92708
    (714) 546-7600
    5.9023,192
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