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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
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  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Life
    A+
  6. Location
    A+
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 8,375 undergraduate students. The Orange Coast acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 44% of students, Orange Coast alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,000.
About Orange Coast College...
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Orange Coast College Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$5,533/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,288/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
55%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
30:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.134 responses
34%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.130 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.129 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,375Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
13,781
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    60%
  • Outgoing
    20%
  • Stressed
    20%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%

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My 3 years at Orange Coast College have been exceptional. With its diverse class of friendly students, wide array of resources, and caring professors, this is the best community college I have ever attended. As a transfer student who is a communications major, taking courses such as Public Speaking and English 101 pushed me to overcome my fear of talking in front of a live audience and opened up my expressive side as a writer. On top of the outstanding courses this school offers, there are an abundant amount of clubs to get involved in. To get in more touch with my major and the career I want to pursue I joined Sigma Chi Eta, an honors communications society. As a member of this club, I built profound relationships with the professors of the communications department as well as amazing friendships. During my years at Orange Coast College, I was able to develop personal characteristics that I know will help with my readiness to succeed as an upperclassman in University. Go Pirates!
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This is my second year at Orange Coast College. The college professors are diverse, some are friendly, some are strict, some just make you go "wow, he'she is amazing", some confuse you, therefore picking the right professor are really important, not all are great, but in general, they are good! They have a large team of international and residential college counseling, however, I feel like they are not that helpful in planning your college application. I have to do almost everything on my own. The campus is big, they are building more and more new dorm, new classroom, planetarium, student life center, so this is a promising and potential community college for you all. Highly recommended.
My experience at Orange Coast College has been very positive. They offer many night classes which are very helpful for an older student who works full time. They also offer online courses, along with their sister college, Coastline Community College, provide many more options to receive your degree faster. The teachers are super friendly, knowledgeable and friendly. They are easy accessible and provide prompt responses. The campus is gorgeous and offers two things no other college around has : The Math and Business Computing Center and the newly built Planetarium. The Planetarium is amazing and beautiful – the best part? The whole community can benefit from this facility which offers different types of educational entertainment. The campus is situated in a very safe part of Orange County. Orange Coast College was the best choice for a student who finally decided to attend college 20 years after graduating high school.