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:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:21,731
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:31 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:18,216 (84% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$1,184
Out-of-state Tuition:$6,728
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:56%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$5,027

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Orange Coast College Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences11
Architecture and Related Services21
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services159
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs3
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services53
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services43
Construction Trades21
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields32
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences107
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2
Health Professions and Related Programs713
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities12
Mathematics and Statistics1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians63
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies33
Personal and Culinary Services32
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences3
Precision Production32
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences6
Transportation and Materials Moving53
Visual and Performing Arts1010
Grand total8389

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 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 Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,791

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,43756%
Grant or scholarship aid1,43155%$5,027
Student loan aid512%$5,001

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid11,62352%$2,918
Federal student loans5042%$5,942

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.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

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 2017

Total Enrollment21,731
Undergraduate enrollment21,731
Graduate enrollment0

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)
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • 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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