Orange Coast College

2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA

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Questions and Answers about Orange Coast College

Kaitlyn W.
1 year ago
When does the housing application typically open?
Lynnsey H.
1 year ago
What is the average cost of attendance for a semester at OCC?
Orange Coast College
The cost of attendance depends on the number of units you take and if you are a CA resident or not. You pay $46 per unit. Additional fees include the health fee ($21 for Fall and Spring and $16 for Summer), the college service charge ($26 Fall and Spring and $15 for Summer), and student representation fee ($2). Please visit the OCC Fees page for more info -
Ariana V.
1 year ago
What kind of scholarships does Orange Coast College offer for students of marginalized communities?
Orange Coast College
OCC has a variety of scholarships for students made possible by donations to the OCC Foundation. To be considered for scholarships at OCC, students must complete an application. Your application will automatically applied to qualified general scholarships. For more information, visit the scholarship page ( or contact the Scholarship Office at
Ariana V.
1 year ago
What types of extracurriculars and activities does Orange Coast College offer at your school?
Orange Coast College
OCC has a vibrant student life - offering opportunities to get involved with student government and/or clubs. There are more than 60 student clubs and 17 honor societies that you can join. In addition, you can take on a leadership role within Associated Students of Orange Coast College (ASOCC) - OCC's student government. Contact the Office of Student Life and Leadership at
Amy R.
2 years ago
How can I learn more about transferring credits to Orange Coast College from another university?
Orange Coast College
You will want to request an official transcript from your institution to be sent to OCC. Once received, the evaluation team will review your transcript and award you credits for courses completed that are equivalent to OCC. Please note, the evaluation process takes time (currently about 6 weeks) so try to request one as soon as you can. You can find more information about sending transcripts on the Transcript page -

Majors offered at Orange Coast College

Biggest majors
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Communication, General

Academics at Orange Coast College

Student Faculty Ratio
29 to 1
School type
Public 2-year institution
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Common careers for Orange Coast College students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Welding Inspector (Certified)135k
Information Technology (IT) Manager92k
Software Developer66k
Executive Assistant65k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)57k
Assistant General Manager (AGM)56k
Office Manager47k
Based on 1,211 student responses
45.5kAvg. Early Career Pay
73.9kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
58%in High-Meaning careers
9%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Orange Coast College

Orange Coast College financial aid

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Student reviews of Orange Coast College

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Beautiful campus
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Diverse and Inclusive
Accessible and helpful professors
Fun orientation programs
Emerson Browne
Drawing And Illustration
Dungeons And Dragons
Art + 5 others



At least for the English department, the professors are there because they're passionate about the work. Occasionally, the amount of reading can be tough but it's all about powering through. Plus being able to share your opinions in a very accepting environment has been the highlight of my time here at OCC.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Use the professors to your advantage. Many of them genuinely care about you as a person outside of being a student. If there's a professor you're having trouble with, talking to them or to another professor for help is crucial. If things don't work out, it's just a semester.

Kimberley Keirstead
Graphic Design
Business And Entrepreneurship



I liked the campus of OCC, as well as the teachers and community. Every teacher that I had were very supportive and gave me extra credit opportunities. The new buildings on campus such as the College Center are amazing. In the college center is a great cafeteria and a ton of other students to converse with.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The only thing I did not like sometimes was getting a far-away parking spot.

Tran Huyen Tran Nguyen
Drawing And Illustration
Photography and Photo Editing



People are kind.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Too far from my house.

Nina Ngo
Nutrition and Health
Movies And Film
Dance + 2 others



The counselors are caring and helpful to students. There are many active organizations that help students engage and become involved with the campus. Be sure to subscribe to the Associated Students of Orange Coast College (ASOCC). They organize many meaningful and joyful events for OCC students that help us make friends and have fun.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Book prices are expensive at the bookstore.

Hung Do
Drawing And Illustration



I really love my calculus 2 professor, he shows so much passion while doing his job which makes it more enjoyable coming to listen to his lecture.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The chemistry professor is horrible. Never teach us anything and would just hand us some assignment to self-study. quiz every week is a huge nightmare and there is also an exam every 2-3 weeks.



People are friendly and professors try to help you.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Large campus.

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