Orange Coast College: Ranking & Review

Costa Mesa Rank United States Rank World Rank
2 1340 4695
Top 28%

Orange Coast College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

3,616 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

783 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

Orange Coast College has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Orange Coast College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
Off-campus $20,529 $27,033
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

Orange Coast College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $1,104 $7,608
Fees for full-time undergraduates $82 $82
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $46 $317

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1,979 1,979
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 450 450
Health Professions and Related Programs 207 207
Psychology 177 177
Visual and Performing Arts 172 172
Social Sciences 140 140
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 134 134
Personal and Culinary Services 89 89
Engineering 89 89
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 87 87
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 85 85
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 81 81
Physical Sciences 80 80
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 72 72
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians 71 71
Precision Production 64 64
Construction Trades 61 61
Mathematics and Statistics 58 58
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 43 43
Architecture and Related Services 43 43
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 40 40
Transportation and Materials Moving 26 26
English Language and Literature & Letters 26 26
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services 24 24
History 21 21
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 15 15
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 10 10
Philosophy and Religious Studies 6 6
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 4 4
Education
Grand Total4,3544,354

A total of 4,354 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Orange Coast College.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate39%37%40%
  • Full-time retention rate - 74%
  • Part-time retention rate - 54%

General info

Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff820
Instructional FTE462
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.orangecoastcollege.edu
Address2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, California, 92626
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
Phone7144325072