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Orange Coast is an above-average public college located in Costa Mesa, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,561 undergraduate students. The Orange Coast acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 46% of students, Orange Coast alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,600.
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2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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Net Price
$10,515/ year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,933/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,981/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,410/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,945/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,303/ year
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of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.134 responses
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.128 responses
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.127 responses



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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,300/ year
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My experience with Orange Coast College was one of the best experiences I have ever had in my life now that I look back to those years. This school took time for its students and the staff was always available to help. I now moved onto university and noticed a huge difference in the way students are treated compared to Orange Coast College. As a community college, there is much to experience with historic value. Modern art buildings, a beautiful modernized library with many opportunities, and not to mention, a Starbucks! Orange Coast college also offered amazing classes that helped me learn a little about what options I had to choose as a career if I was uncertain. Three years later and I still want to go back to the library to read, work in quiet peace, and to take more classes. Orange Coast College is what many think of a "Californian Orange County" typical community college. It is, and it is fun; anyone who attends will enjoy their school and learning opportunities at the college.
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I am currently a freshman at OCC and it has been an amazing experience for me. I have made many new friends and gotten to know a few of my professors. I feel at ease when I can talk to a counselor. They are very intelligent and are always able to help guide me in my future and career. They have many helpful resources that I use quite frequently. I use the career center to take tests to see what I want to do in the future. The school has a student center that offers tutoring. I have really enjoyed my experience, especially for such a cheap price! It's amazing how much focused professors are on their students here at community college. :)
Here at Orange Coast College, there is so much to choose from. There is such a wide range of classes and schedules, opportunities, internships, and fields of study no matter which direction you choose. Orange Coast College is meant to be affordable compared to four year universities, and its schedules accommodate those who have different hours of work and time to study. I'd say, to get the most out of your time here, invest in your learning. My classes were most beneficial depending on the professors. Some professors are much more passionate and yearn for their students to comprehend the material. Do your research before taking the class, study to learn the material, and focus on your goals for the future.