South Coast College

2011 W. Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA 92868
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  • For more than 61 years, South Coast College has helped highly motivated individuals improve their lives through education and career training. South Coast College was founded in 1961 in Long Beach, CA, as a private college called Stenotype School of Long Beach. The College relocated to Westminster in 1974, and the corporate name was changed to Whitley College. In 1980, Orange County College of Court Reporting merged into Whitley College, and the name was changed to South Coast College. The College moved from Westminster to Anaheim in 1993. Then in 2001, South Coast College relocated to a facility in the City of Orange, where it currently trains students for legal and medical careers, offering Court Reporting, Paralegal AA Degree, and Medical Assistant programs.

School Highlights

South Coast College serves 254 students (66% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 254 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 77%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

The teacher population of 16 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
South Coast College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Private For-profit
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private, for profit
Public
Total Faculty
16 staff
312 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
4
11

Student Body

The student population of South Coast College has grown by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The South Coast College diversity score of 0.82 is more than the state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment
254 students
7,900 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
21:1
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# Full-Time Students
168 students
1,661 students
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# Part-Time Students
86 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
298 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
168 students
1,646 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
86 students
6,288 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
n/a
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% Asian
8%
13%
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% Hispanic
27%
45%
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% Black
13%
5%
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% White
23%
26%
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% Hawaiian
2%
n/a
% Two or more races
15%
4%
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% Non Resident races
6%
3%
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% Unknown races
4%
4%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.82
0.71
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
62%
35%
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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
90%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$21,790
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$20,375
$6,239
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in South Coast College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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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 (2024)

  • Enrollment: 254 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 77%
  • Source: Verified school update

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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 0.70. The most diverse community college in Orange County, CA is South Coast College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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