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Orange Coast College is a public institution located in Costa Mesa, California. The location of Orange Coast College is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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

How Do I Get Into Orange Coast College?

You can apply to Orange Coast College online at:

As long as you submit the requested materials to Orange Coast College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Orange Coast College?

2% Take Out Loans
3.8% 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 2% of students took out student loans averaging $5,398 a year. That adds up to $21,592 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Orange Coast College is 3.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Orange Coast College Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,224 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 16,779 undergraduate students at Orange Coast College, with 6,224 being full-time and 10,555 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 6,224 full-time undergraduates at Orange Coast College, 51% are male and 49% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,496
Black or African American 99
Hispanic or Latino 1,833
White 1,778
International Students 575
Other Races/Ethnicities 443

Online Learning at Orange Coast College

13,184 Took All Classes Online
15,952 Took At Least One Class Online
103.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 15,952 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 #270 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%.


*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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