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Orange Coast College Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

24,239 students

100% admitted

  • 10,094 full time
  • 14,145 part time
  • 5,314 men full time
  • 4,780 women full time
  • open enrollment

22,971 Undergraduates

$1,104 tuition/year

  • 1,268 Non-Degree
  • $1,104 in state
  • $80 fees
  • N/A room & board
  • $1,666 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Far West Mid-size city
Highest Degree Offered: Associate's degree
Level of Institution: At least 2 but less than 4 years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Ryan from Dana Point, CA
  • 0
  • staff is far more streamlined than what i've witnessed at other community colleges. significant avoidance in redundant paperwork. classes are generally top notch…

  • Jan-25-2012 Read More
  • Victor from Anaheim, CA
  • 0
  • orange coast college is a very nice college. among one of the best i've seen in california. it offers many great programs for students, like free tutoring in the student…

  • Feb-25-2012 Read More
  • Sydney from Costa Mesa, CA
  • 0
  • orange coast college is in my opinion one of the best, highest caliber two year colleges around. the atmosphere is warm and inviting, making it a great environment to succeed…

  • Feb-26-2012 Read More
  • Anonymous
  • 0
  • when i was going to attend occ i was not excited because i went in with a negative mind set, believing i would not get any classes, due to state…

  • Feb-28-2012 Read More
Mission Statement

Orange Coast College enhances student success by providing exemplary programs leading to associate degrees, transfer to other institutions of higher education, occupational certificates and continuous workforce improvement, as well as quality instruction in basic skills and English as a Second Language. Additionally, Orange Coast College is a partner in contributing to the economic vitality of the community and serving the community's diverse needs for lifelong learning.

Administrators, faculty, and staff are committed to the development of students as individuals and as citizens of the world. We value close teaching and learning relationships, support services, and strong co-curricular programs that contribute to meaningful personal growth in our students and to their quest for knowledge.

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Andrea from Fountain Valley, CA
  • Nov-07-2011 I am a current student here

    Orange Coast College offers something for everyone, as it is a very diverse campus with an active student body and a crazy load of classes. Whether you're looking to obtain an associate's degree or to transfer to a university, I would totally recommend this school because they will go above and beyond to help you reach your goals. The counselors are friendly and informative, and the school itself is a nice place to be studying, with newly constructed science laboratories and classrooms. Located just a few minutes form the beach, you just can't ask for a better place to learn.

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  • 5
  • Domenica from Westminster, CA
  • Sep-25-2011 I am a current student here

    So many awesome people! the diversity of people and ethnicity is incredible. Also, the clubs available are so fun! I personally have joined three clubs, and all of them are very well organized and I have participated in many super fun outside of school activities! And even better, those clubs help you not only on meeting new people but also academically.

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  • 4
  • Jacob from Huntington Beach, CA
  • Feb-17-2011 I am a current student here

    The campus staff is super friendly and are always advertising their services to students. The campus map is posted on every corner and the smell of freshly cooked food plumes in the air from the culinary department. The only downside to this is the cigarette smokers...they should be gone by next year though :D

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  • 5
  • Marat from Panorama City, CA
  • Dec-31-2010 I am a current student here

    If you're here to learn, this community college is great. For those who get satisfaction from acquiring knowledge, the experience will be greatly enjoyable. Teachers are very helpful and pleasant to converse with, and as long as you're willing to visit them during their office hours they will gladly aid you in whatever questions you may have. The campus itself is nicely kept and pleasing to walk through. This prior semester reconstruction was being done on the cafeteria building, so getting food on campus was a hassle, but this is only temporary. This college is also surrounded by many other restaurants and food joints within a fairly close distance, so running off campus to grab a bite is not a problem. There are clubs and extracurricular activities offered, though you obviously have to seek this out on your own time and hope the time slots fit into your schedule.

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