Orange Coast College

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School Overview

Orange Coast College is a community college in Costa Mesa, California, which is located in Orange County. Also known as OCC, it is a two-year school offering Associate of Art and Science degrees and professional certificates. Students may also enroll in transfer programs, taking general courses at OCC and transferring credits to a four-year university.

OCC was founded in 1947. Today it is the third largest college in Orange County, with more than 24,000 students. There is no on-campus housing and students commute to campus. Many students participate in athletic teams, campus clubs and the Associated Student Body.

General Information

Admission Office

2701 Fairview Road
Box 5005
Costa Mesa, CA 92628-5005
(714) 432-5072

Contact: Efren Galvan
Director of Admissions & Records
Main Address

2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92628-5005
(714) 432-5072


Total undergrads: 24,783
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,585
Degree-seeking undergrads: 18,728


Suburban setting
Large city (250,000 – 499,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No
Admissions Policies/Requirements

Not reported

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Horticulture, Ornamental A,C

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General A
Commercial/Advertising Art A,C
Dance A,C
Drama/Theater Arts A
Fashion Design A,C
Film Production/Cinematography A
Film Studies A
Fine/Studio Arts A
Interior Design A,C
Music – General A
Photography A,C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology A
Ecology A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A,C
Accounting technician C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Bookkeeper C
Business – General A,C
Fashion Merchandising A,C
Hospitality/Recreation Marketing A,C
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
International Business A
Management Information Systems A,C
Office Clerical Services A,C

Communications & Journalism
Advertising A
Broadcast Journalism A,C

Computer & Information Sciences
.Net application development C
Computer Graphics A,C
Computer Programming – Vendor/Product Certification C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Convergence technology C
Data Entry Applications A,C
Data Processing Technology C
Database developer associate C
Database developer professional C
Information Sciences/Systems A,C
Networking/LAN/WAN Management C
Web/Multimedia Design C
Web/Multimedia Management C

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance A,C
Pipefitting A,C
Power/Electric Transmission A,C

Early Childhood Education A,C

Engineering Technologies
Architectural Engineering Technology A,C
Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Robotics C

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General A
Speech/Rhetorical Studies A
Technical/Business Writing A

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Care Management A,C
Family/Consumer Sciences – General A
Foods/Nutrition Studies A,C
Institutional Food Production C

Foreign Language & Literature
French A
German A
Italian A
Japanese A
Spanish A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine A,C
Cardiovascular Technology A,C
Dental Assistance A,C
Diagnostic Medical Sonography A
Electroencephalograph Technology A,C
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Medical Records Technology A,C
Respiratory Therapy A
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant A

History – General A

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Aircraft Mechanics A,C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise Sciences A,C

Personal & Culinary Services
Culinary Arts/Related Services A,C

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy A
Religion/Religious Studies A

Physical Sciences
Astronomy A
Chemistry A
Geology A
Physics A

Psychology – General A

Social Sciences
Anthropology A
Economics A
Geography A
Political Science/Government A
Sociology A

Transportation & Materials Moving
Air Transportation A,C
Flight Attendance A,C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Orange Coast College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (714) 432-5072
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 20,042
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 28 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 16,478 (82% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $1,188
Out-of-state Tuition: $7,836
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 54%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,255

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Orange Coast College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Orange Coast College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 21
Architecture and Related Services 21
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1811
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 14
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 53
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 73
Construction Trades 31
Education 21
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 42
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 127
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 814
History 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 12
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 63
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 33
Personal and Culinary Services 32
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 4
Precision Production 32
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 6
Transportation and Materials Moving 64
Visual and Performing Arts 1410
Grand total 10195

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Orange Coast College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $1,188
Out-of-state $7,836
Books and supplies $1,917

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,252 54%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,246 54% $5,255
Student loan aid 37 2% $4,167

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 10,403 49% $2,988
Federal student loans 403 2% $5,604

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Orange Coast College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Orange Coast College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Orange Coast College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 20,042
Undergraduate enrollment 20,042
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Orange Coast College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETT) - Dietetic Technician Program
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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