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Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa, CA 2-Year Public
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About Orange Coast College

Orange Coast College Overview

Orange Coast College is a public school in the suburban setting of Costa Mesa, California. Orange Coast College was founded in 1947 and enrolls 16,742 undergrads and no graduate students. Orange Coast College provides on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Involvement at Orange Coast College

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Orange Coast College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Orange Coast College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Orange Coast College does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Orange Coast College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Orange Coast College on the Student Life page.

2022 Orange Coast College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $1,288
Out-of-State $8,400

Is Orange Coast College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how selective a university is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer view of what Orange Coast College offers and if the college might be the right college for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Orange Coast College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Orange Coast College Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Orange Coast College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Orange Coast College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Orange Coast College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Orange Coast College's endowment was valued at $18.2 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $2,761 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Orange Coast College

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Orange Coast College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Orange Coast College.

Based on this information, does Orange Coast College seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Orange Coast College a good school for you?

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Where is Orange Coast College Located?

Orange Coast College is located in the suburban setting of Costa Mesa, California, less than an hour from Los Angeles.

If you are interested in seeing Orange Coast College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 405 to Costa Mesa, or book a flight to the nearest airport, John Wayne (Orange County).

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Orange Coast College and Costa Mesa are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2701 Fairview Road Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Campus Setting: Suburban

Orange Coast College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Orange Coast College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Orange Coast College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Orange Coast College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Orange Coast College is like? There are approximately 16,742 students enrolled at Orange Coast College. 37% percent of students attend school full-time.


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