Academic Overview

Orange Coast College is a Public, 2-4 years school located in Costa Mesa, California. For the academic year 2020-2021, the tuition & fees are $1,188 for California residents and $7,812 for other students on average. It offers 182 degree programs through 46 Certificate, 97 Associate's programs. The average earning in 10 years after graduation from the school is $43,900.
Directory Information and Key Academic Statistics
TypePublic, 2-4 years
Address2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021) »In-State$1,188
Student Population »21,122 Total Enrollment
Graduation Rate »39%
Transfer-out Rate10%
Retention Rate76% (Full-time)
51% (Part-time)
Average Financial Aid »$2,907
Students to Faculty29:1 (3.45%)
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$43,900

2021 Tuition & Fees

The 2021 tuition & fees are $1,188 for California residents and $7,812 for out-of-state students at Orange Coast College. Its tuition & fees are cheaper than the average tuition ($8,400) over public community colleges in California. The following table shows the 2020-2021 tuition & fees, books & supplies, and living costs at Orange Coast College. Then, we compare its costs to California community colleges and all U.S. community colleges. In addition, the chart shows the changes in tuition over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs at the school. You can check more comprehensive tuition information on the cost of attendance page.
Cost of AttendanceComparisonTuition Trends
2021 Cost Of Attendance
California ResidentsOut-of-State
Tuition & Fees$1,188$7,812
Books & Supplies$1,080
On-Campus Living Costs$19,366
Off-Campus Living Costs$21,222
Average Financial Aid$2,907
Cost of Attendance$21,634$28,258
After Financial Aid$18,727$25,351
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$43,900
2021 Tuition & Fees and Comparison
California ResidentsOut-of-State Students
Orange Coast College$1,188$7,812
Public Community Colleges in California$1,552$8,400
Public Community Colleges in U.S.$4,627$8,312
Tuition Trends

Offered Degrees/Programs By Area of Study

Orange Coast College offers Certificate and Associate's programs - 46 Certificate, 97 Associate's. The following table summarizes the number of offered programs by degree types.
Total Number of Programs
Total Programs4697NOT OFFERED
The next tables list each major program with offered degrees and online availability. The number on each column denotes the conferred degree of the program. The numbers include completers through on-campus classes and partially online classes as well as only online classes. Only in Classroom means that the program is offered only on-site classes and not offered denotes that the school does not offer the program.

You may want to see all schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Communication and Journalism
Communications Technologies
Computer And Information Sciences
Personal And Culinary Services
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Human Services
Social Sciences
Construction Trades
Mechanics and Repairers
Precision Production Trades
Transportation And Materials Moving
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Student Population

There are 21,122 students at Orange Coast College including both full-time and part-time students. By gender, 10,439 male students and 9,603 female students are attending the school. The following table shows the total number of students by gender and attending status at the school. You can check more enrollment information of the school.
Student Population
Male Students10,4394,1986,241
Female Students9,6033,6355,968

Distance Learning (Online Degree/Program) Student Population

At Orange Coast College, there are 20,042 students including in both full-time and part-time status. Of that, 3,564 students were attending classes through distance learning (659 students are enrolled exclusively and 2,905 are enrolled in some online courses) .
Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment20,042
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses659
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses2,905
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses16,478

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