Coastline Community College
Fountain Valley, CA 92708-2597


Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 10,706
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Students with disability 10%
Student to faculty ratio 37:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Coastline Community College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

Coastline Community College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $6,144 and in-state students paid $1,104.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $7,496
In State Tuition
National Average = $3,466
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 83% of Coastline Community College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 52% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,527 (which is 3.6% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Coastline Community College in 2016-2017, was 27, which is 13% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $7,366 (which is 61.6% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,368
Federal Loan
National Average = $4,557
Financial aid
National Average = 79%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Coastline Community College has enrolled a total of 10,706 students (1,594 students full-time and 9,112 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 10,706 students, 1,980 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 59% men and 41% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 8,265 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Hispanic: 30%

White: 30%

Asian: 21%

Black/African American: 11%

Two or more races: 4%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Coastline Community College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 47% 3,869 987
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 19% 1,601
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 5% 375
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 4% 306
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 4% 304
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 2% 168 0
Legal Professions And Studies 2% 147
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 1% 103 33
Social Sciences 1% 102 0
Psychology 1% 78 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Coastline Community College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Coastline Community College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $25,900. Last year, out of the total 614 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 350 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 553 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 393 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $25,900 $31,700
Employment Rate 57% 71%
Total Graduates 614 553

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 2 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Coastline Community College.

Orange Coast College
3.3 mile away
Golden West College
4.4 mile away
Irvine Valley College
9.1 mile away
Cypress College
9.5 mile away
Santiago Canyon College
10.8 mile away
Fullerton College
11.1 mile away
Long Beach City College
14.3 mile away
Cerritos College
15.2 mile away
Downey Adult School
17.7 mile away
Saddleback College
18.9 mile away