Academic Overview

Orange Coast College is a 2-4 years, public school located in Costa Mesa, California. For the academic year 2021-2022, the tuition & fees are $1,198 for California residents and $8,398 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
Type2-4 years, public
Address2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022) »In-State$1,198
Student Population »18,125 Total Enrollment
Graduation Rate »42%
Transfer-out Rate10%
Retention Rate73% (Full-time)
41% (Part-time)
Average Financial Aid »$3,070
Students to Faculty27:1 (3.70%)
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$43,900

2022 Tuition & Fees

The 2022 tuition & fees are $1,198 for California residents and $8,398 for out-of-state students at Orange Coast College. Its tuition & fees are cheaper than the average tuition ($8,883) over public community colleges in California. The following table shows the 2021-2022 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
2022 Cost Of Attendance
California ResidentsOut-of-State
Tuition & Fees$1,198$8,398
Books & Supplies$643
On-Campus Living Costs$17,703
Off-Campus Living Costs$22,014
Average Financial Aid$3,070
Cost of Attendance$19,544$26,744
After Financial Aid$16,474$23,674
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$43,900
2022 Tuition & Fees and Comparison
California ResidentsOut-of-State Students
Orange Coast College$1,198$8,398
Public Community Colleges in California$1,692$8,883
Public Community Colleges in U.S.$4,149$7,806
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 18,125 students at Orange Coast College including both full-time and part-time students. By gender, 8,701 male students and 9,424 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 Students8,7013,1765,525
Female Students9,4243,3126,112

Distance Learning (Online Degree/Program) Student Population

At Orange Coast College, there are 18,125 students including in both full-time and part-time status. Of that, 12,591 students were attending classes through distance learning (3,476 students are enrolled exclusively and 9,115 are enrolled in some online courses) .
Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment18,125
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses3,476
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses9,115
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses5,534

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