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Orange Coast College is ...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
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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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
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.126 responses
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.125 responses
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Undergrads Over 25
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,300/ year
Graduation Rate
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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. :)
The campus is large, and may seem hard to get around at first, but once you get the hang of it, it's got a lot to show you. The professors are very involved with the students and I have only had great experiences. The college is clean and full of students who are serious about their education. For those of you who may be nervous about starting college, once you attend here, you will find that it is a wonderful place that will continue to make you want to pursue your field instead of drop out. I got the best grades at this college than any other college i went to because the staff care!