OCC Description

Orange Coast College is located in Costa Mesa, California, just inland from the beautiful beaches of Newport and Balboa. This community college offers exceptional academic and vocational opportunities for students wishing to get ahead.

Associate’s programs are offered in a wide range of disciplines, from Business and Health Sciences to Mathematics and Behavioral Sciences. Students who are interested in transferring to a four-year university can choose to earn an associate’s in one of the many available concentrations, or in general studies.

Vocational certificate programs are also available for those looking to dive into the job market with valuable skills. Students can earn certificates in a long list of studies, from Costume Careers and Aviation Pilot Training to Entertainment Film and Interior Design. The impressive list of career-specific certificates reflects the unique demands of the Southern California job market.

Student life activities help students stay engaged on campus and in their studies. Students can participate in student organizations, the student newspaper, student government, athletic teams, and much more.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the many student services available to them. Distance learning, academic workshops, a career center, counseling, child care, and academic advising are available to help students succeed. Financial aid is available to eligible students to help them cover the cost of tuition.

Orange Coast College is dedicated to providing stellar academic support and promising vocational training to help every student succeed.

Quick Facts about Orange Coast College

Region

Southwest

Setting

Mid-size City Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Pirate

Nickname

OCC

On-Campus Housing Available

No

Parking Permit Required

Yes

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$1,184

Out-of-State Tuition

$5,610

Retention Rate

78%

Enrollment

24,742

Year Established

1947

OCC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

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60% of students gave Orange Coast College 5 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

I LIKE THE SCHOOL'S OVERALL ENVIRONMENT TEACHERS AND STAFF ARE VERY HELPFUL. JUST A LOT OF COURSES HAD BEEN CANCELLED. WHICH MAKES THE SCHOOL AMBIENCE AT TIMES VERY OVERWHELMING. I LIKE THE FACT THAT OCC TRIES TO GIVE THEIR CURRENT STUDENTS A REAL COLLEGE EXPERIENCE BY PROVIDING EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

Overall I have enjoyed my experience at OCC thus far. The people are friendly and helpful as well as the teachers. It's a nice, big campus and has an amazing library! I also really like the club activities.

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OCC Students

Total Students
24,742

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
0%
Part-Time
100%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
23%
African American
2%
Caucasian
43%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
24%
Unknown and Other
8%

International Students

International
3%
Domestic
97%

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