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Orange Coast College Overview

Orange Coast College is a public institution situated in Costa Mesa, California. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Orange Coast College Known For?

5,246 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the undergraduate certificate is the highest award a student can attain at Orange Coast College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 33% of the faculty were full-time.

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Orange Coast College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Orange Coast College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#8 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#79 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Orange Coast College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular Communication & Journalism Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Visual & Performing Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#98 Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#100 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Orange Coast College?

Location of Orange Coast College

Contact details for Orange Coast College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 714-432-5072
Website: www.orangecoastcollege.edu/

How Do I Get Into Orange Coast College?

You can apply to Orange Coast College online at: https://www.opencccapply.net/uPortal/render.userLayoutRootNode.uP

Since Orange Coast College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Orange Coast College?

1% Take Out Loans
9.2% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Orange Coast College, approximately 1% of students took out student loans averaging $4,422 a year. That adds up to $17,688 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Orange Coast College is 9.2%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Orange Coast College Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,833 Full-Time Undergraduates
46% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 20,042 undergraduate students at Orange Coast College, with 7,833 being full-time and 12,209 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Orange Coast College

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,833 full-time undergraduates at Orange Coast College, 54% are male and 46% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Orange Coast College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Orange Coast College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Orange Coast College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,839
Black or African American 113
Hispanic or Latino 2,319
White 1,964
International Students 1,052
Other Races/Ethnicities 546

Online Learning at Orange Coast College

663 Took All Classes Online
3,525 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,525 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Orange Coast College has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Orange Coast College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Orange Coast College was -0.9%. This is the #2,265 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Orange Coast College regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Orange Coast College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 479 1,749 2,228
Business Administration & Management 51 358 11 420
General Psychology 0 167 0 167
Communication & Media Studies 0 158 0 158
Allied Health Professions 59 70 17 146
Precision Metal Working 49 40 47 136
Biological & Physical Science 0 118 0 118
Accounting 80 12 12 104
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 13 87 100
Computer Science 93 2 0 95
Building Management & Inspection 53 9 29 91
General Sales & Marketing 80 7 0 87
Culinary Arts 3 23 52 78
General Biology 0 68 0 68
Health & Physical Education 23 42 2 67
Chemistry 0 62 0 62
General Engineering 0 60 0 60
Human Development & Family Studies 18 19 23 60
Fine & Studio Arts 0 59 0 59
Design & Applied Arts 21 20 15 56
Mathematics 0 50 0 50
Environmental Control Technology 0 5 44 49
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 23 17 9 49
Architectural Sciences & Technology 18 20 2 40
Audiovisual Communications 19 8 12 39
Air Transportation 4 15 20 39
Computer Software & Applications 6 9 23 38
Political Science & Government 0 38 0 38
Sociology 0 38 0 38
Computer Programming 0 18 19 37
Dental Support Services 0 14 21 35
General English Literature 0 34 0 34
History 0 30 0 30
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 13 13 2 28
Real Estate 25 1 0 26
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 6 19 25
Economics 0 25 0 25
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 10 13 23
Physics 0 23 0 23
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 19 0 19
General Visual & Performing Arts 13 5 0 18
Horticulture 11 6 0 17
Dance 14 2 0 16
Communication Sciences 0 15 0 15
Drama & Theater Arts 0 14 1 15
Music 0 14 0 14
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 13 0 13
Anthropology 0 9 0 9
Marine Transportation 6 3 0 9
Hospitality Management 2 2 4 8
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 4 2 2 8
Romance Languages 0 6 0 6
Geography & Cartography 0 6 0 6
Journalism 0 5 0 5
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 5 0 5
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 5 0 5
Philosophy 0 5 0 5
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 1 3 4
Computer Information Systems 4 0 0 4
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 4 0 0 4
Health Sciences & Services 0 4 0 4
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 3 0 3
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 3 0 3
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 2 0 0 2
Public Relations & Advertising 1 0 0 1
Graphic Communications 0 1 0 1
General Social Sciences 0 1 0 1
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0
International Business 0 0 0 0
Teaching Assistants 0 0 0 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 0 0
Human Services 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 699 2,309 2,238 5,246

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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