Orange Coast College: Ranking & Review

Costa Mesa
United States
Top 28%

Orange Coast College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)22,15611,41410,742

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
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
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 Humanities1,9791,979
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services450450
Health Professions and Related Programs207207
Visual and Performing Arts172172
Social Sciences140140
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs134134
Personal and Culinary Services8989
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences8787
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies8585
Biological and Biomedical Sciences8181
Physical Sciences8080
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services7272
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians7171
Precision Production6464
Construction Trades6161
Mathematics and Statistics5858
Architecture and Related Services4343
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies4343
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields4040
Transportation and Materials Moving2626
English Language and Literature & Letters2626
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services2424
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1515
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1010
Philosophy and Religious Studies66
Public Administration and Social Service Professions44
Grand Total4,3544,354

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

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

Address2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, California, 92626
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
City population110,000