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Located in Costa Mesa, California, Orange Coast College is a public institution. Costa Mesa is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

6,488 Full-Time Undergraduates
$1,104 Avg In-State Tuition

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Orange Coast College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

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
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#116 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Orange Coast College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist Schools College Factual
#3 Best Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist Schools College Factual
#8 Best Respiratory Care Therapy Schools College Factual
#9 Best Radiologic Technology Schools College Factual
#10 Best Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician Schools College Factual
#86 Best Allied Health Professions Schools College Factual

Where Is 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

Can I Afford Orange Coast College?

$1,104 In-State Tuition
1% Take Out Loans
12.7% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Orange Coast College students paid $46 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $322 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $1,104 $7,728
Fees $84 $84
Books and Supplies $1,080 $1,080
On Campus Room and Board $16,757 $16,757
On Campus Other Expenses $2,609 $2,609

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Orange Coast College, approximately 1% of students took out student loans averaging $5,350 a year. That adds up to $21,400 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Orange Coast College is 12.7%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Orange Coast College Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,488 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 18,125 undergraduate students at Orange Coast College, with 6,488 being full-time and 11,637 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 6,488 full-time undergraduates at Orange Coast College, 49% are male and 51% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,481
Black or African American 94
Hispanic or Latino 1,981
White 1,792
International Students 660
Other Races/Ethnicities 480

Online Learning at Orange Coast College

3,476 Took All Classes Online
12,591 Took At Least One Class Online
103.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 12,591 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.


Online Growth Rankings of Orange Coast College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Orange Coast College was 103.8%. This is the #327 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 Trade School Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
General Cooking & Related Culinary Arts 4 25 52 81
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 27 13 34 74
Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 10 60 70
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot & Flight Crew 6 26 19 51
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Engineering Technology 0 8 42 50
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 48 0 0 48
Building Construction Technology 21 6 10 37
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 13 22 35
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician 0 1 28 29
Radiologic Technology 0 23 0 23
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist 0 22 0 22
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 0 19 0 19
Welding Technology/Welder 10 9 0 19
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 0 18 0 18
Respiratory Care Therapy 0 17 0 17
Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician 0 0 16 16
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 4 8 12
General Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair 0 6 6 12
Aviation/Airway Management & Operations 0 0 9 9
Airline Flight Attendant 0 8 0 8
Other Marine Transportation 5 2 0 7
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 0 5 0 5
Computer Installation & Repair Technology/Technician 5 0 0 5
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 1 0 0 1
Mechanical Drafting & Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 0 0 0 0
Laboratory Technician 0 0 0 0
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0 0 0 0
Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management/Manager 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 127 235 306 668


*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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