Orange Coast College
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Overview

Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 21,731
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Students with disability 4%
Student to faculty ratio 31:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
No
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
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

Admission

Orange Coast 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

Orange Coast College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $6,648 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.

$10,515
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,496
$1,104
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $3,466
$6,648
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 56% of Orange Coast College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 39% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,611 (which is 5.6% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Orange Coast College in 2016-2017, was 51, which is 2% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,001 (which is 9.7% above the national average.)

$4,611
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,368
$5,001
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,557
56%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 79%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Orange Coast College has enrolled a total of 21,731 students (8,561 students full-time and 13,170 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 21,731 students, 2,245 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 52% men and 48% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 755 students for distance studies.

21,731
Total Enrollment
2,245
Transfers

Student Diversity

Hispanic: 34%

White: 33%

Asian: 20%

Non-resident alien: 5%

Two or more races: 4%

Black/African American: 2%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Orange Coast 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
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 34% 4,246
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 10% 1,254
Health Professions And Related Programs 5% 640
Visual And Performing Arts 3% 436
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 3% 350
Personal And Culinary Services 2% 288
Psychology 2% 284
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 2% 268
Social Sciences 2% 238
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 2% 197

Graduation & Dropout Rates

39%
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 Orange Coast College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

18%
Still enrolled
28%
Dropout rate
14%
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

$26,600
Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Orange Coast College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $26,600. Last year, out of the total 2,280 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,892 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,666 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,186 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $26,600 $36,300
Employment Rate 83% 82%
Total Graduates 2,280 2,666

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 2 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Orange Coast College.

Golden West College
6.9 mile away
Irvine Valley College
7.6 mile away
Cypress College
12.6 mile away
Fullerton College
14.3 mile away
Saddleback College
16.4 mile away
Cerritos College
18.3 mile away
Downey Adult School
20.8 mile away